President Museveni has warned people hatching plans to carve away part of Uganda and form a new republic.
He made the remarks yesterday while meeting Omusinga wa Rwenzururu Charles Wesley Mumbere at State Lodge in Fort Portal Municipality.
Museveni’s warning was provoked by Mumbere when he distanced himself from those advocating for the creation of Abayira Republic.
“Anybody who thinks of dividing our country will not be tolerated. I will work closely with the Kingdom to ensure peace and development,” Museveni said.
Museveni also assured the Omusinga that government will support the Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu to perform their cultural roles and will also contribute to the development of the Rwenzururu Heritage University.
Mumbere told Museveni that Obusinga bwa Rwenzururu is a law abiding cultural institution which has never tolerated violence but rather committed to promotion of culture of the people.
“Our institution is law abiding and denounces the violence that was there last year. We want to work with government to ensure stability in the region and in our country. We are also not perpetuating the issue of Obuyira state, we are only interested in promoting our culture,” he said.
He also condemned in strongest terms those who perpetuated the July 5th 2014 upraising that cost the country and the region many lives and property.
The deadly attacks last year in Kasese and Bundibugyo districts, left close to 90 people dead.
The attackers used machetes, spears and guns and raided targets, including police and military installations.
Museveni was on a two day working visit in Tooro region.