By Richard Akandwanaho
The Ntungamo district LCV Chairperson Denis Singahache has said that he will step down from politics and he will not seek re-election in the next general election.
Speaking to our reporter in his offices today in Ntungamo municipality, Singahache who is now 68 years said that he believes that a person looses the leadership sight and art as one grows old and therefore any leader who really represents the electorates’ concerns and wants to have legacy and a positive impact in his/her community, should retire before 75 years.
Singahache who shall be 73 in 2023 added that it is shameful that most African leaders wait to first be chassed like chicken thieves which he said has also affected development of many African Countries giving an example of Libya, Egypt, DR Congo and Burundi.
He also revealed that he shall be in position to offer any advice to any Ntungamo district leaders who shall succeed him for the betterment of the district. He asked all leaders to always retire when they are still loved by their subjects as a way to improve on service delivery in the Country.
Singahache was elected as Ntungamo District chairman LCV in 2011 defeating lay Canon John Wycliffe Karazaarwe and Mpumwire Magambo and in 2016 Singahache retained his seat with landslide victory after defeating Polly Katahwa, Rashid Matabaaro and Tumushabe Rosemary Butamanya.
Meanwhile his retirement decision was highly commended by the Ntungamo district Speaker Elijah Atuheire and the Ntungamo District male youth councilor Nicholas Twikirize Mugyenyi who reffered his retirement move as a decision that every wise and nationalistic leader should uptake for a better Uganda.