By Solomon Hamala
A group of over 200 youths stormed the office of the Chief Administrative Officer Kaliro protesting misinformation from the master of ceremony.
The MC had told the gathering that they had received information from the Ministry of Local Government saying all swearing in of LC 5 chairpersons country wide had been halted.
However police quickly swung into action to calm down the situation as the misinformation was corrected.
Meanwhile, Elijah Kagoda the newly sworn in LC 5 chairman Kaliro district has promised to lobby funds for construction of more schools to save students from walking long distances.
Shortly after being sworn into office Kagoda in his maiden speech said most pupils are walking for over 10 kilometers in order to attend class because schools are few.
Kagoda said shortage of classroom blocks in the district is greatly affecting the education performance of pupils especially at primary leaving examinations in the district.
“Every year the district is being ranked amongst the worst and stakeholders don’t know the root cause,” he said.
He urged all his former political opponents to rally behind him to ensure they develop the area instead of fueling wrangles.
“The more we are divided the more the district will be losing in terms of development,” he said.
Kagoda a holder of clinical medicine from Makerere University said he was shocked after one of his close rivals and former LC 5 chairman Kaliro, Wycliffe Ibanda dragged him to court saying he lacked the required academic qualifications to hold office.
“I even have my old boys and girls I invited to the swearing in function and can bear me witness,” he said amidst cheers from supporters.
The Chief Magistrate Iganga, Zulaika Nanteza after conducting the swearing in ceremony of the LC 5 chairman and 33 councilors later held a council session to elect the speaker.
Two people were nominated to contest for the position of Speaker Kaliro district.
However Alex Kyema, the councilor for Bumanya Sub County was elected with 29 votes against those of his rival, Rebecca Mudondo female councilor for Bukamba who got four votes.
The LC 5 chairman Bugiri, Davidson Kasaija urged leaders in the district to unite if the area is to realize development.
Kasaija said during his term in office he will ensure that they forge cooperation amongst all chairpersons in Busoga region to provide necessary assistance like road equipment for repairs where necessary.
Bernard Kunya was elected LC 5 vice chairperson during the first council session.