President Museveni endorsed the creation of the district while campaigning at Burambagira Primary School, Bughendera County in Bundibugyo district last year. He however did not mention when the district status would be granted.
The Deputy Inspector General of Government Mariam Wangadya wants all civil servants who are ministers in cultural institutions to resign their positions. Wangadya said that being a civil servant and a minister is a conflict of interest and could paralyse district activities and affect service delivery.
The anthem was chorused during the swearing in ceremony of Ronald Mutegeki, the chairman of Bundibugyo district held at Boma grounds in Bundibugyo town, Tuesday. Several Bakonzo elders also attended the ceremony. Mutegeki is a Mwamba born to a Mukonzo mother.
In a three minute cultural ceremony attended by President Museveni, Kamya was given a spear by three elders representing the ethnic groups. The spear which was wrapped in a skin of a leopard will be used by the cultural leader to defend the institution.
However, on Wednesday night Fulgensio Bamwitirebye, the chairperson of Bundibugyo Elders Development Association-BEDA- announced that the function had been postponed to two weeks, when they expect to get funds.
Gerald Kasolo, one of the elder says that the people of Bundibugyo have been patient for more than two years while their issues remained unsettled even though all relevant document were delivered to government.
Members of Bundibugyo Elders Development Association (BEDA) want President Museveni to explain why the government is still quiet on their demand to install the Bamba Cultural leader. The installation of Major Martin Kamya as the cultural leader or Omudinganya of the Bamba community has twice been postponed this year.