"There is no other area in Uganda where people are voted when they are not ethnically in that area like it is in Buganda. We have had many MPs who are not Baganda who have been elected in Buganda through the years, which is not very common in other areas,” Mayiga said.
Ugandans go to polls to elect their president and Members of Parliament on Thursday 14th, 2021. The incumbent President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is contending with 10 others for the country’s top office.
Mayiga was today speaking at an event at Bulange-Mengo where he unveiled the Kingdom Board for Environment Conservation. At the same event, the Kingdom entered into a partnership with Climate Action Network- a network for environmental non-governmental organizations and World Wide Fund for Nature Uganda. The partnerships are envisaged to promote environmental conservation.
The tourism sector is one of the worst hit sectors of the country due to the different measures adopted by government to curb the spread of corona virus including restrictions on internal and international travel among others.
However, in September 2020 government eased the restrictions and okayed the resumption of both local and international travel as borders and airports opened for tourists.
The Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga explained that the committee will examine the advantages that can be exploited by the Kingdom and the already existing cooperatives to ensure that the cooperative movement is strengthened within the Kingdom.
Isabaruuli Butamanya has been operating in a single-roomed office located at Kibira village in Nakasongola town council since his coronation on December 10, 2004. It’s surrounded by a perimeter wall made of papyrus reeds.
The kingdom has officially written to the Internal Affairs minister and the Inspector General of Uganda Police opposing the posting an officer with questionable discipline to be in charge of law and order in Hoima city, which is the seat of Bunyoro kingdom.
According to Mayiga, the event was stormed and dispersed by police and the military with use of tear gas. They claimed that the organizers were flouting covid-19 regulations something that Mayiga refutes.
Buganda Kingdom’s Finance Minister Robert Waggwa Nsibirwa has revealed that the institution has failed to raise the targeted 121.07 billion Shillings in the concluding financial year 2029/2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The contentious article, published on Monday, April 20, indicated that Buganda Kingdom had failed to account for USD 250,000 meant for setting up an information board at Kasubi Royal Tombs, the burial grounds of Sekabaka Walugembe Muteesa I, Danieli Mwanga II, Daudi Chwa II and Sir Edward Muteesa II.
The Kingdom Minister of Information Noah Kiyimba says that the publication was full of falsehoods. Kiyimba says that the US Embassy in Kampala awarded the Kingdom a grant of USD 5,000 (14.935 million Shillings) seven years ago to set up an information board at the Kasubi Royal Tombs. However, the money was supposed to be utilized within a specific period, which was not possible because the site was still under construction.
Dubbed, ‘Cultural Approach against HIV/Aids and the use of cultural approach for good health, the agreement that will run for five years will see Buganda Kingdom through its ministry for Social Development engage in awareness campaigns that aims at reducing HIV prevalence in Buganda.
Presenting the petition, Lead Petitioner and Deputy Attorney General Sande Bwanga Rogers said the dispossession was facilitated by the 1900 Buganda Agreement after the Baruli fled their land to live in exile in Lango and Teso sub regions. He urged the commission to ensure that the 1900 Buganda Agreement is overturned for the chiefdom to regain its assets.
The Buganda Premier, Charles Peter mayiga who was the chief guest at the Second John Sebaana Kizito memorial lecture said whoever is involved in the Agriculture Insurance scheme needs to market it for the benefit of farmers.
The bill proposes the registration of farmers capturing details of the size of land, the number of coffee trees and particulars of the farmers, coffee buyers and sellers among others. The bill also proposes that land, where the coffee is to be grown shall be evaluated by the Uganda Coffee Development Authority to determine its suitability for coffee growing.