TOP
Friday,August 07,2020 18:03 PM

Baruli want recognition

By Vision Reporter

Added 5th October 2004 03:00 AM

State minister for the elderly and disability affairs Florence Nayiga Sekabira has said the Banyala-Baruli do not seek to break from Buganda but want recognition as a cultural entity.

State minister for the elderly and disability affairs Florence Nayiga Sekabira has said the Banyala-Baruli do not seek to break from Buganda but want recognition as a cultural entity.

By Moses Nsubuga

State minister for the elderly and disability affairs Florence Nayiga Sekabira has said the Banyala-Baruli do not seek to break from Buganda but want recognition as a cultural entity.

“Their (Buganda) rule was harsh and brutal and the Banyala-Baruli culture was suppressed due to the policy of forced assimilation pursued by the Buganda,” Nayiga said during the Banyala-Baruli national conference at Katikomu Social centre in Kayunga district on Sunday.

“Our culture is non-political and non-partisan. We are not breaking Buganda into pieces but separating our culture from Buganda because we have different cultures,” Nayiga said.

“The marginalisation should not lead to loss of self-esteem but struggle to develop Banyala culture. It leads to over dependence, especially on other cultures like Buganda because it undermines development,” she added.

Present were Nakasongola MP Muruli Mukasa, Baale county MP Kyebakoze Madada, Nakasongola LC5 chairman Christopher Bagonza, his deputy Charles Batumbya and Kayunga district secretary for education Kazibwe.

The Banyala-Baruli who came from Masindi, Kayunga, Nakasongola, Kamuli, Lira, Luweero, Apac, Kitgum and Iganga districts said they wanted a fully-fledged cultural institution.

The cultural leaders led by Isabaruli Mwogezi Butamanya said part of the 9,000 sq miles was grabbed from Banyala-Baruli and given to Buganda. He said federal governance caused political problem and disproportional development. He said the Baruli remained marginalised for over a century.

Baruli want recognition

Related articles

More From The Author

More From The Author