President Museveni yesterday held talks with kings of Rwenzururu and Bwamba kingdoms in a bid to find a lasting solution to the tribal clashes that have raged Rwenzori region in the past two months.
The meeting between the two cultural leaders and delegations from their respective kingdoms took place at Mweya Safari Lodge in Kasese district.
“President Yoweri Museveni has concluded his meeting with the King of the Rwenzururu, Charles Wesley Mumbere at Mweya Safari Lodge in Kasese district. King Mumbere was accompanied by his mother Christine Mukirane and the Abanyarwenzururu,” president’s press secretary Lindah Nabusayi reported yesterday evening.
Adding; “President Yoweri Museveni later held another meeting with the King of the Bamba, Omudingya Lt. Col. John Kamya at Mweya Safari Lodge in Kasese district. He also addressed his delegation.”
Meeting Political Leaders
Museveni who is currently on a 4-day visit to the Rwenzori Region to assess the security situation met Kasese district National Resistance Movement leaders and opposition leaders in the area on Sunday.
Museveni told-off Rwenzori region leaders for failure to identify their people’s interests that entail socio-economic challenges especially poverty so that they are able to find solutions to the challenges.
He noted that the failure by the leaders to help their people in tackling those socio-economic challenges has overtime degenerated into a social crisis.
“You failed to handle your people’s interests and politicized them and continued with identity of tribes but this can’t generate lasting solutions for your people. This is because different tribes have lived together in this region for centuries but the crisis today is because of the new socio-economic demands which are here and are unanswered,” Museveni said.