PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni has appealed to cultural leaders in Uganda not to get involved in partisan politics but concentrate on the promotion of their traditions
By Vision Reporter
PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni has appealed to cultural leaders in Uganda not to get involved in partisan politics but concentrate on the promotion of their traditions.
He also advised to ensure that they give time to the promotion of local languages so that these languages do not disappear.
The President was chief guest at celebrations to mark the 10th coronation anniversary of His Royal Highness Apollo Sansa Kabumbuli II the Kamuswaga of Kooki in Rakai district.
The ceremonies took place on Sunday at Rwentulege Grounds in Kagamba Sub-County in Kooki, Rakai district. HRH Sansa Kabumbuli ll, was installed on May 15, 2004.
The President aid the NRM Government supported the restoration of cultural institutions that had been abolished by the Obote I administration, because they would go a long in serving as a medium through which our traditions and norms would be promoted and preserved.
Museveni urged the people of Kooki in particular and Uganda in general to take up income generating projects at household level in order to get rid of poverty.
He cited such projects like the cultivation of coffee and fruits as well as the keeping of poultry, rearing fish in ponds and piggery as activities that that can be done on a few acres of land so that household settings can derive income from them.
His Royal Highness Apollo Sansa Kabumbuli, in his remarks, welcomed the President to the Obwa Kamuswaga of Kooki and thanked him for honouring his invitation to be present at the celebrations.
He commended NRM Government and the President in particular for the support to the restoration of traditional institutions in the country. He expressed gratitude for the support rendered to the Obwa Kamuswaga over the years.
Gertrude Ssebugwawo, the Kooki Katikkiro, commended President Museveni and the Government for support to the institution of Obwa Kamuswaga.
Museveni wants local languages preserved