The Members of the Busoga Parliamentary caucus are demanding for the return of or compensation for their kingdom property taken by Government in 1966 after the abolition of cultural institutions.
The 9 MPs led by Stephen Kisa the MP Luuka South MP and chairperson of the
caucus re-echoed the call in a press conference at Parliament ahead of the 7th
coronation of the Kyabazinga William Wilberforce Kadhumbula Gabula
Nadiope IV on 13th this month.
According to Kisa, the Government of Uganda has so many
properties that belong to Busoga and these should be given back, especially as
the Basoga celebrate the anniversary.
He says the previous leadership has been asking for the
return of land, forests, district headquarters and properties currently occupied
by Government agencies among others.
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Manjeri Kyebakutika, the Jinja City MP says that it is very
important that Government should consider the development of the region ahead
of the coronation. She called on Government to return what belongs to
She says that the Government has returned other
peoples property but not Busoga’s.
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Asuman Basalirwa, the Bugiri Municipality MP said that the
coronation of the Kyabazinga can be more appealing if Government takes over the
University in Busoga.