Kisoro leaders petition president Museveni over creation of Bukimbiri county
A section of leaders under their Association, Greater Bukimbira Development Association have petitioned president Yoweri Museveni asking for the actualization of his 2015 pledge of creating Bukimbiri County in Kisoro district.
In December 2015, while addressing a public rally at Rubuguri playground in Kisoro district, president Museveni granted the creation of Bukimbiri county comprising of Nyundo, Mukimbiri, yabwishenya, Kirundon and Rubuguri town council.
In their petition dated 20th February 2019, the leaders claim that on October 13, Kisoro district council under minute 13/DLC/2016/17 passed a resolution moved by the district councilor for Nyundo sub county Izdolo Tumusiime and seconded by the district female councilor representing Bukimbiri and Nyundo sub counties Grace Kyarikunda providing for the creation of Bukumbiri county affirming the presidential pledge for on ward submission to the minister of local government for gazetting.
The petition that is copied to the Kisoro resident district commissioner, LCV chairman, chief administrative officer, Kisoro district members of parliament and minister of local government , the petitioners that include the former member of parliament for Bufumbira North constituency in Kisoro district Silver Bahane and the district councilor for Nyundo sub county in Kisoro district, Izdolo Tumusiime among others asked president Museveni to direct the minister of local government to commence the process of formally gazetting Bukimbiri county before the next general elections.