Bulange was built in late fifties after Sir Edward Muteesa had come back from exile on October 17th 1955. He had been turned into a titular head and he wanted to separate Government from the Kabakaship. So Bulange which was in Lubiri, was taken out. As for Kabaka Mwanga ll, he built Mmengo palace. He also constructed Kabaka’s lake which is a tourist attraction. As for national voluntary service be during pre colonial or colonial periods like building the railway, it was good for patriotism. Even those underground tunnels you enjoy in The West were built by students on national service. China is still doing it. There was nothing bad Buganda was doing and Uganda should do so. When Henry Kajura, proposed for compulsory farming in homesteads as a way of fighting food insecurity and poverty, his idea was dismissed as colonial. Let’s not be populists for votes, where some homesteads have no pit latrines because Village chairpersons fear to loose votes. Pat chiefs could arrest them.
Bulange was built on tax payers’ money and voluntary contributions, as a seat of Buganda’s Parliament. After 1966/7 crisis, Obote sold it to Uganda Government and that was the money that built Masaka Municipal Council which was destroyed by Tanzanians in 1979, Mpigi District Administration block and some others. In 1993, Government gave it to the Kabaka of Buganda as a cultural property. Personally, that was a mistake. Bulange is a political property that should be restored to Buganda Government as a seat of Buganda Regional Assembly.Bulange is a Buganda Government property not a property of Uganda Government/Army or the Kabaka.
Buganda Land Board should also account for the money it collects. When Muliika asked for accountability, he was sacked! l disagree with Muliika politically but l think on that one, he had a point. As for federalism,Uganda ceased to be a unitary state in 1967 with decentralization entrenched in the constitution. Uganda was a unitary state from 1967 to 1995. Prior to that it was a quazi federal. It is now a quazi unitary. Uganda has never been a federal state
As far as Uganda house is concerned, there is no doubt that Milton Obote Foundation used tax payers’ money to build Uganda House, although there were some donations from Friedrick Ebert Foundation and voluntary contributions. Idi Amin used tax payers’ money to complete it. UPC won the case in 1995 but Baganda say “ekibi tekyogerwako enkolo mmere?”