JINJA: Jinja Mayor Peter Kasolo and his erstwhile rival and former Jinja City Secretary for Works Richard Mbazira on Saturday, August 13, agreed to forget their differences and work together to develop Jinja city.
This was during a reconciliation meeting organized by Busoga Kingdom Second Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed Noor Osman at his residence in Magwa.
In a meeting that lasted for about six hours, Owek. Osman shared with the two politicians about the benefits of working together for the good of Jinja city and Busoga sub-region.
After a well thought out decision, the two erstwhile rivals apologised to each other, hugged and pledged to bury their hatchet.
Council Speaker Bernard Mbayo, who attended the reconciliation meeting, quoted Matthew 5:23-24 as he congratulated the duo for the milestone
“…Therefore if you are offering your gift at the altar and you remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother then come and offer your gift…”
The scripture seems to have made a loud reminder to Kasolo, a staunch Catholic believer, who rarely forgets to wear his rosary.
City councillor Twahil Ddamulira was also in tow to counsel his former workmate at Baba FM.
The new found unity now means that peace and harmony that had eluded City Hall, especially surrounding the composition of the City Land Board will now be possible.
Busoga Kingdom under the wise leadership of HRH William Wilberforce Gabula Nadiope IV has always taken practical steps to ensure unity and harmony in line with the Kingdom motto; ‘Busoga Okwisania na Amani’.
Several people have welcomed the gesture and commended Owek. Osman whose efforts recently saw political heavyweights like former Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, former NRM SG Justine Kasule Lumumba, FDC’S Proscovia Night Salaam Musumba, among others reconciled during a prayer meeting held in Iganga.