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Stop dragging govt into Kingdom issues, says Museveni

By Vision Reporter

Added 31st August 2015 10:18 PM

President Yoweri Museveni has called on the leaders of the Rwenzururu Kingdom in Kasese and Obundhingiya in Bundibugyo districts respectively to stop dragging the NRM Government into Kingdom matters.

Stop dragging govt into Kingdom issues, says Museveni

President Museveni in a meeting with the delegation from Bundibugyo at State House

President Yoweri Museveni has called on the leaders of the Rwenzururu Kingdom in Kasese and Obundhingiya in Bundibugyo districts respectively to stop dragging the NRM Government into Kingdom matters.

President Yoweri Museveni has called on the leaders of the Rwenzururu Kingdom in Kasese and Obundhingiya in Bundibugyo districts respectively to stop dragging the NRM Government into Kingdom matters.

“Rwenzori sub-region is an area whose people actively participated in the protracted people’s struggle. There are three kings who are officially known. The fourth one is not yet recognized. Observe the national constitution,” he said.

The President was on Monday meeting two delegations from the two cultural institutions at State House, Entebbe. During the meeting, the President also took the opportunity to warmly welcome Taban Christopher Kibanzanga and Gideon Mugisa to the National Resistance Movement (NRM).

The two leaders took an oath of allegiance to the NRM before Museveni and the leaders of Bukonzo and Bwamba. The Kasese delegation was led by Wilson Mutabazi Mukirane while that of Bundibugyo was headed by Fulgensio Bamwitirebye.

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President Museveni poses for a group photo with the delegation from Bundibugyo at State House

On the issue of land, the President warned that they cannot stop any Ugandan from owning property in any part of the country. He further warned them against involving Kings in matters of other people’s pieces of land

He said that the Omukama Oyo Kabamba Iguru of Tooro has got the right to visit and access his personal property in Kasese district.

Museveni was unhappy to note that many youth in that sub-region who attacked the army were killed. He revealed that the Government granted amnesty to those that survived that conflict but added that the people who killed the Basongora civilian families, would not be forgiven. He stressed that the law would take its course against those who killed civilians.

He said that the NRM Government’s role is to develop infrastructure such as roads and maintain peace and security. He asked the leaders to separate Obusinga issues from administrative units. He also told the leaders to give time to the Government to internalize the matters surrounding requests for Bugendera to be given a district status.

The leader of the Bundibugyo delegation, Fulgensio Bamwitirebye, assured the President that Bamba and Bakonzo communities were currently living in harmony. He thanked the President for government’s support of Shs 200million towards the construction of their palace and for the continued peace and security in the Rwenzori region and the entire country.

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