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MP. Musasizi, Jogo Bicker Over Rice

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 By Felix Tumwesigye

Rubanda

There was drama at Kigazi church of Uganda in Hamurwa Sub County Rubanda district when the Rubanda East Member of Parliament Henry Musasizi clashed with the Rubanda district Chairperson Jogo Kenneth Biryabarema over the relief rice that the district received from the office of the prime minister.

Early this year, Rubanda district received 1100 bags of relief rice from the office of the prime minister to be given to households in the district which were heavily hit by famine as a result of heavy rains that hit the area last year.

When Musasizi was called to give his contribution towards the completion of Kigazi COU which is currently at beam level, he rather used the platform to accuse Biryabarema of allegedly halting and confiscating the rice that the district received for alleged political gains.

Musasizi claimed that he lobbied the rice from the office of the prime minister but after the rice was delivered at the district headquarters, Biryabarema and his entire council decided not to distribute the rice to targeted beneficiaries in order to achieve political favour from electorates in Rubanda East.

However, the Rubanda district speaker Gerald Akambasa who was also in attendance and Biryabarema both refuted the claims saying the allegations are political and aimed at tarnishing the name of the district Chairperson.

Our reporter also asked some area residents including Shallon Sayuni, Prima Kemgisha and Scovia Kenema all residents of Hamurwa Sub County on whether they received the rice and they confirmed that they all received the rice each receiving three kilograms.

During the function, a total of 5061600 shillings was collected towards the completion of the church. Biryabarema contributed 500,000, Musasizi contributed 30 bags of cement while the Rubanda district Woman Member of Parlimaent Prossy Begumisa Akampurira contributed 15 bags of cement.

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