MENGO government has embarked on a campaign to ensure that the kingdom mans all property that were returned to it by the Central Government.
â€œWe are moving to districts in Buganda to ensure that there is an expeditious process of handing over all our property that were granted to us by the Government,â€ deputy Katikiro Kaaya Kavuma, said recently.
Kavuma (right) led a team of Buganda Land Board (BLB) officials to districts to ascertain the land and other property that were given back to Mengo following the 1993 restoration of monarch.
The team visited Kiboga district last month.
Kavuma, accompanied by BLB chairman Levi Zimbe, visited Mukono district last week and met the district officials.
Kavuma said despite the restoration of kingdoms, Buganda had not been granted full powers to manage and get all their property from districts.
Some of the property include land, Saza buildings, lakes, forests and community centres.
â€œWe do not get grants from the Government. But these property would help us to raise revenue to run the affairs of the Kingdom,â€ he said.
He cited 350 sq miles of land in Kasawo sub-county in Mukono that was returned to Mengo, but the sub-county officials had refused to vacate it.
Kavuma said this had forced some kingdom officials in the sub-county to conduct their duties under tree shades.
He said they would meet with district officials to pave way for handing over the kingdomâ€™s property.
Mukono LC5 chairman Godfrey Ddamulira said they had written to the local government ministry about the hand over.
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