Kisoro RDC Sekandi directs LCs to stay in office


Before the ministry of local government takes a position, the Kisoro Resident District Commissioner (RDC), Hajji Shafiq Sekandi, has granted the LC1 and LC2 chairmen the go-ahead to carry on with their duties as leaders of the villages and parishes.

The existing members of local councils one and two reached the end of their terms yesterday, but the possibility of holding elections for new office holders is still in doubt due to claims that there is no money to conduct the elections.

When asked how the district that borders countries will regulate illegal entries into the district while the Lower Local Council leadership is in shambles, the Kisoro RDC expressed concern about the mounting opposition pressure that the village and parish leaders are currently holding these positions illegally.

RDC Sekandi remarked that all of these office bearers still have their mandates to carry out their responsibilities after consulting with the ministry of local government.

He also said that the country still lacks sufficient funding to finance the activities, thus the ministry of local government has asked parliament to prolong the terms of all LC1 and LC2 chairman.


He urged the LC1 Chairmen of the villages in the district’s most remote border areas, such as Nkuringo, Nyabwishenya, Muramba, Busanza, Bunagana, Cyanika, and Nyarubuye, to take extra precautions because terrorists might try to enter the country using the current state of confusion.