The Kawempe Division Mayor, Emmanuel Sserunjoji and Lord Councilor, Muhammad Ssegirinya led a team of protesters from Kawempe clad in white robes with dry Banana fibres tied around their waists as a symbol of mourning.
In the changes that were officially announced on Friday, Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II reduced the number of Ministers from 25 to 14. He named Patrick Mugumbule the new Speaker of the Buganda Lukiiko replacing Nelson Kawalya.
Paddy Ssenkungu, the Buganda Youth Council Chairperson who is part of Mayigas entourage, says they were set for the journey by 08:00am but they were blocked by security, saying their team was still waiting in the parking of the hotel by 09:30 am.
Charles Peter Mayiga mentions land conflicts, theft of crops and animals, abuse of drugs and alcohol, especially within the youths as some of the problems exacerbated by the absence of functioning local leadership.
Former minister Joyce Mpanga, who was with Nkangi in exile, told the Lukiiko chaired by Speaker Nelson Kawalya about the former Katikkiros brave reaction to the death of Kabaka Mutesa and how he went ahead to declare Ronald Muwenda Mutebi as next Kabaka even when kingdoms had been abolished at that time. Christopher Bwanika, the Kingdoms chairman of the committee on Legal Affairs moved a motion for the Lukiiko to declare Nkangi a hero saying that he has not only been a cultural pillar but also a dedicated servant.
When Mutesa died in exile in November 1969, Nkangi together with the then Crown Prince, now Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, performed the succession rituals which are expected of a crown prince within the norms of Buganda Kingdom.
Buganda Kingdom Premier Charles Mayiga says that any kind of development that is to be carried out at the lake should depict the historic perspective of the lake and the heritage upon which Kabaka Mwanga II relied to order for its digging.
Muhamadi Bagonza, the spokesperson of Buruuli Chiefdom said they unanimously endorsed the decision to block the visit because it contradicts Buganda\'s commitment to respect the chiefdom.Bagonza also described the \'Etofaali\' drive as exploitation of his subjects.
Tenants have been advised to formalize their stay while those who settled on the same land before the return of Buganda Assets from Central Government on August 1st 2013, are required to pay Ugx 550,000 to cover the cost of opening up a file and loyalties to the Kingdom.
The Ankole Kingdom Prime Minister Ankole William Katatumba early this week wrote to the Inspector General Police Kale Kayihura to halt Katikkiro Mayiga\'s visit to the area until the differences are resolved. Katatumba also wrote another letter to the Bunganda Kingdom head Kabaka Ronald Mwenda Mutebi expressing their dissatisfaction over the visit.