Nakasero – President Yoweri Museveni has on Tuesday met Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II and his delegation at State House, Nakasero.
Sources at State House intimated to this website that the two principals met on Tuesday morning and held a private meeting whose details are not yet known.
However, it is suspected that among the key issues on their agenda was the Mailo land system that has brewed controversy in the past few months.
Also presented during the meeting was Prince David Wasajja and Katikkiro, Charles Peter Mayiga.
The president later confirmed the meeting in a tweet.
“I have held a meeting with His Majesty the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II at Nakasero State Lodge. His Majesty was in the company of Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga and Prince David Wasajja. We discussed matters of mutual interest,” Museveni said without divulging details.
Speaking at the heroes day celebrations in June 2021, President Museveni castigated the Mailo land system that he termed as a badland policy.
“It’s not anywhere else in Uganda. It is really very bad and not fair but some people support it. How do you allow these things to happen? Landowners should be entitled to full ownership of their land like elsewhere in Uganda. In Ankole, nobody can chase you away from your land. You even fear,” Museveni said during the heroes day celebrations in June.
He said the system needs to be subjected to reforms.
On Saturday, the Kabaka, in what seemed like a response to Museveni’s comments said Buganda’s spirit of welcoming people from all walks of life is being interpreted as weakness.
“We condemn those who deliberately create a situation to derail us from reminding government on what belongs to us. We have heard many people discuss land in Buganda and many have said it is curtailing Uganda’s development. This is not true. Those who say this want to weaken the kingdom of Buganda,” Kabaka said during his 28th coronation anniversary ceremony held at Nkoni Palace in Masaka District.