Nathan Nandala Mafabi the Member of parliament for Budadiri west constituency has called upon residents of Sironko to warmly welcome the newly allocated town councils in Sironko district.
He said this while at Buteza primary school, during the ongoing Forum for Democratic Change(FDC) party grass root restructuring meetings being held across Sironko district.
Nandala called upon residents to welcome the new sub-counties and town councils to help in fostering development in the district.
he said that unlike other districts that have realized development through divisions like sub-counties and town councils Sironko has remained undeveloped because its local government administration has failed to plan for its people.
”we decided to get town councils because these have their budgetary allocations direct from the central government unlike sub-counties whose money from the central Government goes through accounts of their district local government which makes it hard for sub-counties to plan for themselves”, said Nandala.
Nandala also said that the new town councils will provide jobs to the residents and also improve on the road networks of their areas since govern provides seven kilometers(7km) of tarmac to all town councils every financial year.
The newly allocated town councils in Budadiri west include Bugusege, Bukiyiti, Kama, Buweri, and Pato town council which he said is still under scrutiny by central government demanding that Elgon technical college be part of the new town council and yet it still belongs to Mbale district.