The Katikkiro of Buganda Kingdom Charles Peter Mayiga met with kingdom subjects and supporters living in Ankole amidst heavy security.
Members of the Ankole Cultural Trust Foundation had protested against the Buganda Kingdom premier’s visit. The members of the cultural trust were unhappy that the premier had not formally asked them for permission to visit the area.
They had threatened to disrupt the PM Mayiga’s visit in Mbarara town.
However, Mayiga’s visit proceeded without noticeable hitches.
The Katikiro was first received at Igongo cultural centre in Mbarara where he admired the cultural heritage on display.
Mayiga called upon the government to respect the various people’s cultural heritage within its borders if Uganda is to make meaningful development.
Mayiga said the Government should allow people from different cultural institutions to work together despite of their different cultural norms and heritage.
He thanked the Banyankore for hosting Banganda community in Ankole region for over 130 years without any conflict like in other regions of the country.