Kattikiro Challenges Parliament On Legislation

The Kattikiro of Buganda Kingdom Owekitiibwa. Charles Peter Mayiga urges Parliament to enact laws that will stand a test of time.

Buganda Premier Charles Peter Mayiga at Parliament
Buganda Premier Charles Peter Mayiga at Parliament

He was speaking during his maiden visit to Parliament since his appointment as the kattikiro, in a fundraising drive towards the reconstruction of the Royal Tombs at Kasubi.

During a courtesy visit to the office of the Government Chief Whip, Mayiga challenged members subscribing to the ruling NRM party to desist from using their numerical strength in parliament to stifle opponents through unfair legislation.

He asked them to instead endorse good laws which are fundamental for nation building.

Mayiga pledged Buganda’s willingness to advise whenever necessary.

Government Chief Whip Justine Kasule Lumumba presented UGX 6million to the Katikiiro as contribution made by the NRM Caucus towards the restoration of Kasubi Royal Tombs.

She calls for dialogue whenever things go wrong instead of exchanging in the media.

Mayiga further challenges parliament to promote the heritage of the different people in Uganda and uphold the rule of law through legislation.

“We look up to you to uphold and promote rule of law and we believe your intentions are geared towards that.  We hope that the laws that are passed are the laws that can stand the test of time”, Mayiga noted during a meeting with Parliamentary speaker Rebecca Kadaga.

The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga commended the Kattikiro for bridging the gap between Parliament and Buganda Kingdom saying that despite a wobbly past relationship, there is hope in the future

She described Mayiga’s visit as a historic visit to the August house and urged other kingdoms to emulate the spirit exhibited by Buganda Kingdom.

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