By Sophan Niwamanya
Flavia Kanagizi the Kaharo and Maziba sub counties female councillor has been elected as the speaker for Kabale district council.
Kanagizi who is a member of the National Resistance Movement is now the District Speaker of the 5th council 2021-2022.
Nyinakiza first trounced her challenger Emmy Arinaitwe of Kitumba sub-county in the National Resistance movement party primaries where she garnered 16 votes against 13 that were garnered by her opponent.
In the speakership election presided over by Kabale Chief Magistrate Julius Borore, Emmy Arinaitwe decided to take on Kanagiz as an independent candidate which saw him lose again garnering 14 votes against Kanagizi’s 19.
Kanagizi commended the councilors entrusting her with the responsibility and promised effective and balanced representation.
Ronald Mugisha the southern division LC V councillor was elected the deputy speaker after being nominated as unopossed.
The outgoing state minister for Finance and Economic Planning who also doubles as NRM Chairperson Kabale District David Bahati , Winfred Niwagaba the Ndorwa east member of Parliament are among the diginitaries that attended the swearing of the new leaders.
Ronald Mugisha the Southern Division Councilor was also voted as the deputy speaker of Kabale district that was unopposed for the National Resistance Movement party.
Speaking at the sidelines of the function,Ndorwa East legislator Wilfred Niwagaba called on the residents of Kabale to embrace forgiveness and focus on working towards development. Niwagaba revealed that it is time to reconcile with those they could have faulted during the election period and get back to normal business.
On the same day, the Kabale District Local council five Chairperson Nelson Nshagabashaija appointed the Butanda LC5 councilor Miria Tugume as the Vice-Chairperson, Bridget Asinga the female councilor for Kyanamira sub-county as the Secretary for Finance, Planning, Administration, Elderly and Technical Services, Ronald Bagamuhunda the Male Youth councilor was appointed as the Secretary for Marketing, Production, Natural Resources and Trade industry and Emmy Arinaitwe was appointed as secretary for Health, Education and Community based services
Later on Emmy Arinatwe turned down the appointment as the secretary for Education, health, and Community-based services on grounds that he holds a bachelor’s in Economics adding that he has less knowledge about the sector where he had been appointed.