By John Bosco Tugume
Robert Mwanga, the Buraru sub-county chairperson in Hoima district has challenged the newly elected leaders to advocate for the operationalization of the newly created administrative units in the district.
He is concerned that Hoima district council last year created over eight new sub-counties but though they are politically running, they are not yet coded and hence don’t receive government funding nor do the leaders get any pay.
He says this has forced them to run the offices using their personal funds in seeking to remain visible and offer some services.
Among the new sub-counties include Buraru which was curved out of Kyabigambire, Kabaale sub-county curved out of Buseruka while Kijongo, Kisukuma, Kapapi, Bombo and Kyabisagazi were created out of Kigorobya.
Mwanga says the creation of new administrative units was a good initiative aimed at extending services closer to the people but denying them codes and government funding is a disservice.