The newly created Chahafi town council will take over Murora sub-county headquarters as Murora looks elsewhere to construct other offices,the Kisoro Chief Administrative officer says.
In an interview with a Voice of Muhabura, the Kisoro District Chief Administrative Officer Ismael Onzu explained that by the law, any asset that follows within a demarcated area to become an administrative unit becomes the property of the newly created unit. He therefore noted that Murora Sub-county is now seeking help from the government to resettle as its headquarters will be occupied by Chahafi town council that was curved out of it.
Mr. Onzu said that Murora sub-county is going to start a fresh and they have already written to the Ministry for funds. He added that if it was an error made in the demarcation, they should endure since it’s now difficult to change.
Meanwhile, the two administrative units are using the same office until Murora is relocated as guided by the District Chief Administrative Officer who noted that among the reasons for sharing offices is that Chahafi has not yet got its start up fund.
People of Murora sub-county have been urged to be patient as they work on how they can get where to resettle. Onzu said that they cannot leave it behind since it is a mother of the town council.
Among the seven newly created town councils in the District, it’s only three that have not got its start up funds and they are Chahafi, Mupaka and Rukundo which still has an issue in the gazette. Chahafi will still get its startup fund though it has taken the headquarters too.
Meanwhile people from Murora Sub County who spoke to our reporter said that they want the boundaries to be re-demarcated so that the traditional sub county (Murora) can remain with its headquarters.