By Kabuye Ronald
The president of Uganda H.E Yoweri Kagutta Museveni has held a meeting with the Kabaka of Buganda His Royal Majesty Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II at State house Nakasero.
The meeting was also attended by the Buganda Premier Katikiro Charles Peter Mayiga, Prince David Kintu Wasajja and Omutaka Namwama Augustine Mutumba and issues of mutual interest were discussed per president Museveni tweet.
“I held a meeting with His Majesty the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II at Nakasero State lodge. His Majesty was in the company of Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga and Prince David Wasajja. We discussed matters of mutual interest.” Tweeted Museveni.
The meeting follows Kabaka’s strong worded statements against those planning to remove mailo land system which is found only in Buganda at the celebrations of his 28th Coronation.
“We condemn those who deliberately create a situation that takes us away from our main agenda of reminding the leadership of the country on what is ours (ebyaffe). Buganda has never wanted to separate its self from Uganda or even chasing away other Ugandans.
We have repeatedly heard about the issue of Buganda land being attributed to as the cause of the land wrangles and being a hurdle to development which is not true. Those doing that aim at weakening Buganda Kingdom and such things bring sorrow to us and ask ourselves questions like Why is it that land from other regions is not being talked about?, why is Buganda’s never ceasing love and hospitality heart being taken for granted and as a weakness?
Let me repeat this, we shall not get tired of reminding government that just like other regions Buganda has particular things that must not be tied to conditions.” said Kabaka Mutebi.
“What we call ours (ebyaffe) include federal system of governance, land, building, palaces and many others and these are indeed are ours (byaffe).
There is no other ways we have taken apart from negotiations and reminding the leadership of the country on the same issues we agreed upon and others concerning the human rights and leadership of truth, development of Buganda and Uganda as a whole and now its 28 years on the same issues and we know they will end in harmony and friendship.
We thank those who have given us a helping hand in search for truth, just on the same issues and we urge you not to give up until we achieve what we demand for in a united Uganda.” added Kabaka Mutebi
Kabaka Mutebi also reminded the country that the decision of the kingdom’s return went through processes including direct participation in the removal of dictatorship and agreeing on the importance of cultural leadership in development and return of things that were taken away from the kingdom.