SIR â€” I wish to comment on your article â€œkiyonga group want districtâ€, published on Friday.
I totally disagree with the idea of curving out another district or merging Kasese and Bundibugyo (if that is what may be considered as an option) for the purpose of trying to meet the needs of O
I totally disagree with the idea of curving out another district or merging Kasese and Bundibugyo (if that is what may be considered as an option) for the purpose of trying to meet the needs of Obusinga.
First of all, it will promote sectarianism and tribalism which is not healthy in the present generation. Obusinga, like all other kingdoms in Uganda, is a cultural institution and goes beyond any physical, political or imaginary borders.
The agitators for a separate district should note that Bunyoro Kingdom covers more than one district. The same is true of Toro, Busoga and Buganda.
Since Omusinga Charles Wesley Mumbere Irema-Ngoma returned from the United States he has been meeting individuals and groups of Bakonzo/Bamba from as far as Bunyoro, Kabale, Kabarole, Buganda and other areas who come to meet him in his Buhikira Palace in Kasese to express their support. So I do not see how district borders will serve any meaningful purpose.
Instead they are likely to cause civil administrative problems for the Ministry of Local Government.
All kingdoms have a particular time in history when they started, and many are no longer in existence. Many people are interested in having the Rwenzururu Kingdom and it is their right.
President Yoweri Museveni instituted a committee to look into the dispute and I am sure they expect better arguments than this.
David B. Nguru
It is not necessary to create another district