In his message delivered by the Prime Minister Andrew Byakutaga, the Omukama says the Kingom is none political and hence any one joining politics should write to the appointing authority asking to be relieved of his or her duties to join politics.
of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom, Dr. Solomon Gafabusa Iguru has directed all Kingdom
Ministers (Abagatwa) and County chiefs (Abamasaza) intending to join active
politics to first resign.
message delivered by the Prime Minister Andrew Byakutaga, the Omukama says the
Kingdom is none political and hence any one joining politics should write to the
appointing authority asking to be relieved of his or her duties to join politics.
He says the Institution of Traditional or
Cultural Leaders Act, 2011 do not allow Traditional or cultural leaders to join
or participate in partisan politics.
says the Kingdom will not refuse officials from the kingdom from participating
in active politics so long as they resign their positions in the kingdom.
directive comes at a time when some of the Kingdom officials have of recent
declared their interests to contest for various elective political seats in the
Bunyoro sub region.
Samuel Tumusiime, the Special Assistant in the Office of the prime Minister in
charge of Youths and Sports who is contesting for Hoima Municipality MP seat and
Florence Asiimwe Akiiki, the Kingdom Minister for Education and Health who is
contesting for Masindi District Woman Member of Parliament among others.
When reached for a comment, Tumusiime who is contesting for the Hoima Municipality seat told Uganda Radio Network -URN that he is ready to
resign his position in order to give him ample time to concentrate on politics.
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various aspirants vying for different political posts in the Bunyoro sub region
questioned the manner in which some of the Kingdom ministers are openly campaigning
while still holding positions in the Kingdom.
They demanded that the Omukama
should relieve such people from the Kingdom work.
month, the Ministry of local government directed all civil servants who are
aspiring for parliamentary seats in the forthcoming general elections to
relinquish their current positions by July 12, 2020.
instruction was given by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Local
Government Ben Kumumanya through a circular to all Chief Administrative
Officers and Town Clerks.
In the circular, he asked the accounting officers to
instruct all persons with political interests to adhere to election guidelines
and public standing orders.
points out that the Public Service Standing Orders provide that a public
officer who wishes to contest for a position in a political party will be
required to retire or resign from public office at least three months before
nominations, to be eligible to contest.
made reference to a revised roadmap by the Electoral Commission which indicates
that all persons aspiring to contest for Parliamentary seats should resign
before July 12, and August 6, for those seeking election for local government
aspiring for Special Interest Groups Representation in Parliament will have
until August 7 to relinquish the seats, while presidential aspirants will have
until October 31, 2020.