Ronald Isagara Araali, the deputy Premier Bunyoro Kingdom and Minister of Information, says they have been seeking redress from government on several key issues since 2008 in vain.
Bunyoro Kingdom has petitioned President Yoweri Museveni over some of the outstanding issues ahead of the next month's general elections. In a January 14th letter, Norman Lukuumu, the Prime Minister lists restituted assets like land, forests, hills, cultural sites and estates as some of the unresolved issues.
In the petition, Bunyoro Kingdom also demands for a one percent share as royalty from all oil revenue transactions much as production is yet to start. The kingdom also wants Museveni to address the issue of the 10 percent share from Kinyara sugar factory following its privatization.
Ronald Isagara Araali, the deputy Premier Bunyoro Kingdom and Minister of Information, says they have been seeking redress from government on several key issues since 2008 in vain. He says the restituted assets, which are still in the hands of government such as land and estates, could help to generate income to fund development projects in the kingdom.
Isagara asks Museveni this time around to pay attention to voices of Banyoro. Without mentioning specific individuals, Isagara says there are leaders who are frustrating efforts to resolve the issues between government and the Kingdom.
The petition is copied to the speaker of parliament, Resident Commissioners in Bunyoro, Prime Minister, Minister in charge of Bunyoro Affairs and Presidency minister among others. Our reporter couldn't establish whether the president have received the petition.