February 5, 2015

Buruuli Rejects Buganda’s Call For Unity

Buruuli chiefdom has rejected a call to unite with Buganda kingdom, saying it is an attempt by the Mengo established to muzzle its subject and destroy their culture. 
Katikiro Charles Peter Mayiga chats with mzee Erakimu Kajja the father of Attorney General Peter Nyombi during his tour in Nakasongola on wednesday
Katikiro Charles Peter Mayiga chats with mzee Erakimu Kajja the father of Attorney General Peter Nyombi during his tour in Nakasongola on wednesday

The Katikiro (Prime Minister) of Buganda Kingdom Charles Peter Mayiga made the call for unity during his visit to the area yesterday.

The Chiefdom protested the visit, saying Buganda did not seek permission from its cultural leader to visit his territory.

Daniel Bukenya and Denis Muyomba, both Buruuli chiefdom steering committee members, say the chiefdom can only unite with Buganda, if, it is done in a respectable manner.

Daniel Bukenya said Mengo has showed that it is unwilling to respect their cultural leader and values, something that must be addressed if they are to unite.

Muhamadi Bagonza, the spokesperson of Buruuli chiefdom accuses Buganda of exploiting the area during their rule and it is impossible to re-unite with them.

Mayiga successfully visited nine sub counties in Nakasongola district despite protests from Buruuli chiefdom against his presence in the area.

He asked residents of Nakasongola district to unite if they want to see development in the area.

He said Buganda kingdom was ready to help revamp the economy of the area and announced that it would start with promotion of coffee growing to boast farming.

He also promised to run health camps in the area and educate the population about malaria and sexually transmitted diseases.

Mayiga said the purpose of his visit was to deliver a call for unity from Buganda Kingdom to the residents.

Gerald Kyanjo, the Buganda representative in Buruuli County said they raised UGX33.6 million from the subjects

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