Bunyoro kingdom has supported lands minister and Buyanja County MP Baguma Isokeâ€™s comments that the Baganda plundered Bunyoroâ€™s resources.
In an interview at Kibaale district headquarters on Monday, the kingdomâ€™s minister for culture and environment, Nester Magezi, said what Isoke (right) said was true.
â€œOmukama Kabalega and his people suffered very much during the time of the colonialists and many people were killed plus the loss of their domestic animals,â€ Magezi said.
â€œBunyoro lost six counties that included Singo, Bulemezi, Buwekula, Buddu, Bugangaizi and Buyaga to Buganda and in the 1964 referendum, only Buyaga and Bugangaizi were returned,â€ Magezi explained.
â€œThis is an unbelievable injustice because even the returned counties were not dully returned because land still remains in the control of absentee landlords, making the Banyoro squatters on their own land,â€ a tough- talking Magezi said.
Bunyoro backs Isoke