Mbarara. As you read this battle for elections in Kakika Division Mbarara have resumed as it was in the last the last 2016 general elections. This comes after the longtime political rivals showed interest to stand against each other for a Division Mayor in the coming City Mbarara.
The battles is so far between the Kakika Division former LC3 Chairman Benon Mugume and his rival Gumisiriza Kyabwisho who narrowly defeated him in the 2016 elections when their matters ended up into courts over assault and malpractices.
Currently the two have already started campaigning for Division Mayor (Mbarara Northern Division). This Division according to the City Status plan will be composed of three sub-division and these include Kikika, Biharwe and Kamukuzi Divisions under Mbarara City as it is slated to start in next year July 2020.
Speaking to Our Reporter, Mugume confirmed that he is standing as Division Mayor for Northern Division if the plan for Mbarara to become a city continues. He further said that he so far aware that his Rival Kyabwisho also has same interest.
“This time I am more ready for the battle, I am not fearing Kyabwisho who likes fighting. Last time he assaulted me and kidnapped me during the election but this time let him be aware that his files are still in court” said Mugume.
He also said that Kyabwisho has totally failed his duties in the division like supervision and service delivery. “Things that I had done in my regime are the ones visible, this means he has failed supervision and poor service delivery, how can he manage to run three divisions when he has failed one single division” Mugume added
While speaking to Mbararacity News Chairman Kyabwisho blasted Mugume that he was the most corrupt LC3 Chairman in Mbarara. He alleged that when he (Mugume) was a division Chairman for Kakika he sold off all the division lands like Kakika Ward (parish) land where there was supposed to be constructed a Health Center 3 facility, Kakika play ground was also sold off and others.
Kyabwisho also said that no any project that was done in his regime, the project which are undergoing in Kakika Division it’s his initiative as the current chairman and these include water project which is worth 1.1b which on accomplish, the Health Center 3 which is also being constructed at Kakoma ward worth 540m.