Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development Hon Wilson Muruli Mukasa has disassociated his ministry from the installation of Mr. Cesar Augustus Mulenga as the King of Kisoro.
In a press statement released today, Muruli Mukasa said the Ministry has leant about the purported installment.
“Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development has learnt of the allegations that a one Mr. Cesar Augustus Mulenga has been enthroned as the king of the people of Kisoro in western Uganda. The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development which is mandated to advise Government on matters of culture, disassociates itself from the purported enthronement,” part of the statement read.
He said the Ministry has informed people of Kisoro that the installation of a traditional or cultural leader in any area of Uganda is guided by the Institution of Traditional or Cultural Leaders Act, 2011.
The Act provides for the process of installation of a traditional or cultural leader only if a person derives allegiance from birth and in accordance with Article 246(1) to (6) of the Constitution.
“The Law further provides that a traditional or cultural leader can be instituted in accordance with the culture, customs and traditions of the people to whom it applies; or in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of the people to whom it applies, through a resolution of not less than two thirds of all members of the district Local Councils and sub county local government councils respectively in the area,” Muruli said in the statement.
Muruli stressed that Ministry Gender, Labour and Social Development has not received any communication in writing to indicate that the supporters of Mulenga have duly followed the process. “Therefore, Mr. Cesar Augustus Mulenga’s enthronement as the King of the people of Kisoro is contrary.”
He also called upon Mulenga and his supporters to stop activities on matters related to the creation of a traditional or cultural institution in Kisoro.
In May this year, purported installation of Mulenga divided Bafumbira into two camps with hundreds of Bafumbira tribesmen deviating from the tradition and paying allegiance to Businessman Mulenga, a King appointed by the people.
Mulenga is Kisoro based businessman who has ventured into tourism, Education, Media and Microfinance development within in the district.