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Omukama Iguru leaves royal commission in charge

By Pascal Kwesiga

Added 18th September 2017 01:00 PM

The king constituted the commission last month following calls for punitive action against the current administrators over mismanagement of kingdom assets.

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The king constituted the commission last month following calls for punitive action against the current administrators over mismanagement of kingdom assets.

CULTURE | BUNYORO KINGDOM

The Omukama of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom, Solomon Iguru, has placed the recently inaugurated Royal Commission in charge of kingdom affairs, and left the country.


Iguru left the country on September 17 for Munich, Germany to receive medical treatment. In a letter dated September  15, the Omukama directed that no business should be handled on behalf of the kingdom with third parties without express permission from the Royal Commission.

“This is to inform you that I will be travelling to Germany on September 17, 2017 for further medical review and treatment. I am likely to be away for a period of four weeks. The Omugo (Queen) and Principal Private Secretary will accompany me on this trip,” Iguru stated.

The king constituted the commission last month following calls from wide spectrum of his subjects for punitive action against the current administrators for mismanagement and disposal of kingdom assets.

Chaired by former energy ministry permanent secretary Fred Kabagambe Kaliisa, who is now a senior presidential advisor on oil, the commission is charged with vetting the prime minister and ministers, as well as supervising the update of the kingdom asset register, financial accounting and management systems.

Royal Council members
The RC members include retired justice Cosmas Kato Adyeeri; former vice chairman of the Electoral Commission Dr. Joseph Biribonwa; the king’s former principal private secretary, Yolamu Nsamba; George Nyamyaka, the former Kibaale district chairman; John Hope Munyongo and Hajji Muhamud Kazimbiraine.

The RC is also supposed to review all the controversial agreements concluded on behalf of the institution in the past and set up an inventory of the kingdom’s property. Iguru directed the kingdom officials, including ministers, to give the RC information it needs to conduct its investigations.

“The Royal Commission will provide the oversight function on all matters related to the Kingdom while I am away. The Prime Minister, speaker (for Rukurato) should give all the information that will be requested by the Royal Commission including any personal interviews,” Iguru said.

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