Friday, 05th February

“Kayunga is part of Buganda”- President Museveni

President Yoweri Museveni has clarified that Kayunga is part and parcel of the Central Region of Buganda.

Mr. Museveni made the clarification at a public rally that was held yesterday at Kayunga hospital grounds in Ntenjeru County on the first day of his 2-day popularization and sensitization tour of the district to evaluate the performance of the Government’s Prosperity For All (PFA) programme as implemented by the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) in the campaign to rid households of poverty.

The President told the rally that the indigenous people of Kayunga districts have a constitutional right to practice their culture unhindered.

Addressing himself to local issues that affect the area in particular and the country as a whole, Mr. Museveni discouraged the practice of rural – urban migration in a quest for greener pastures when the real development treasures in the form of fertile land that would be utilized to eradicate household poverty, is left idle in the rural settings.

He criticized the current tendency of selling off property in rural areas, especially among the youth, and flock to Kampala to open up small businesses, engage in bodaboda riding, among others. He attributed this behavior to ignorance of the potential and ability of rural areas in transforming society through modernized agriculture which has for long been recognised as Uganda’s backbone to development and eradication of poverty.

The President, therefore, advised residents of Kayunga district in particular and Uganda in general, to be take steps and be part of the government’s funded Savings and Credit Co-operatives Organisations (SACCOs) in order to access low interest loans that will go a long way in facilitating them to grapple with the much needed resources to fight against household poverty.

However, residents reported to the President that the conditions set for accessing such loans are so high for them to meet. Mr. Gonza Asuman, the Manager of Kangulumira SACCO group noted that some residents front properties that are not theirs as security to access NAADS’ fund, such as plantations, which when discovered leads them to forfeit access to the loans. He informed them that access to the NAADS funds is very much hinged on one’s behavior.

At a stop-over that the President made at Kangulumira Sub-County headquarters, residents complained to him the practice of over pricing the inputs of from NAADS when loans are not interest free. They observed that the practice defeats the overall objective of household poverty eradication. Complaints from children of school going age also confessed to the President that they do not access UPE benefits as provided for by government.

While in the area, President Museveni visited Mr. Geoffrey Kizito’s farm on which he grows pineapples. He also visited high quality farmers’ association wine processing factory that is owned by the area’s farmers. The President promised to help the group with modern machinery for their products to meet the required quality.

In Busaana parish, the President visited Mr. Joseph Kizito’s pineapple and banana plantations. He also toured Mr. Ssonko’s fish farm and Mr. Vincent Ssonko’s pineapple farm in Bumaali who earns Shs. 35 million per year.

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About ekitibwakyabuganda

Ba Ssebo ne ba Nyabo, Twebaza Abaganda bonna abulumulirwa Obuganda . Era twebaza ne mikwano gya Buganda gyonna wonna wegiri munsi yonna. Omukutu guno gwatandikibwawo nga e’kigendererwa kwe kuyigiriza abantu ebintu ebikwatagana no’Buganda era nokuwanyisiganya ebilowozo nebanaffe abatali Baganda. Abaganda ne mikwano gya Buganda mukozese omukisa guno muwereze ebirowozo byamwe no’bubaka bwona obunaagasa Abaganda na’baana Buganda berizala mu maaso eyo. Obumu ku bubaka obuwerezebwa ku mukutu guno bugyibwa mukuwanyisiganya ebirowozo okubera kumukutu gwa Ugandan’s at Heart (UAH) Forum ogwatandikibwawo Mwami Abbey Kibirige Semuwemba. Era twebaza muzukulu wa Kintu ne Nnambi ono olw’omulimu gwakoledde bana Uganda bonna abali e’bunayira mungeri yo kubagatta mu byempuliziganya no’kutumbula okukolaganira awamu.

4 responses »

  1. Museveni to declare that Bunyala is part of Buganda he is playing the trick or game Obote played in 1962 when he told the Baganda that the lost counties, Buyaga and Bugangaizi, will never go to Bunyoro-Kitara. They will always remain in Buganda, But at the same time, secretly, Obote told Banyoro that the lost counties would be restored to Bunyoro-Kitara.

    And after the \Banyoro won the referendum in 1964, Obote pleased Banyoro by signing the referendum Act. But at the same time he pleased Baganda by allowing them to keep the land title which meant that legally Buyaga and Bugangizi counties were trasnferred only half way, that is politically and adminisntrativly. \But physically the counties reamained in Buganda, until today.

    So, Obote pleased both sides and Museveni is doing the same thing today. He is telling the |Banyala that they are free to elect their Cultural leader whom he has even given a palace and an official car and an allownace given to all Cultural leaders.

    But in effect what Museveni is doing is to postpone the bloodbath which will follow when the Banyala get fed up and do what the Banyoro did when the Baganda refused to sit at a round table conference and resolve the lost counties affairs peacefully.

    The Banyro were in 1951then led by a military man, Sergeant Joseph Kazairwe who led the Mubende Banyoro Committee revolt resulting into the bloodshed which followed.

    Today Bunyala is led by an Army Captain who has vowed to protect his people in case the |Banyala are sufficiently provoked.

    Museveni is buying time until the 2011 elections by that time the Baganda will have been hoodwincked enough to slap them in the face. Captain Kimeze will not joke with whoever will want to ignore reality.

    And reality is, \Bunyala, Buruuli, Buheekura, Rugonjo, Bulemeezi, are the lost counties which were donated to Buganda after a colonial war. And the UNO is very clear on this, UNO says all colonial powers, i.e Buganda and UK must surrender their colonies so that the indigenous people can enjoy their human rights.

    And Baganda, including intellectuals who are supposed to know current history and what the UNO has done to the Native Americans who were persecuted by the European settlers.

    Hence, let the Baganda go to sleep one day they will wake up with Capt |Kimeze the Isaabanyala daring Ssabasajja to step in his kingdom.

    Henry Ford Miirima
    Bunyoro spokesperson

  2. Banaange, Was there need for clarification on this matter? Before I wasborn, I knew Kayunga was part of Buganda Kingdom. This is seeking cheappopularity
    Geoffrey B. Tindimwebwa

  3. When did General Museveni realise that Bugerere was part of Buganda? Was it after the deadly riots in Buganda which caught his security machinery napping? Has he just realised that the Banyala after all form a mere 2.7% of the population of Bugerere and are not worth the sacrifice in terms of votes come the 2011 election? Will the ex-convict who goes by the name Capt. Baker Kimeze once again reign supreme in Kyerima? (You see in Kayunga town there is another stooge called Mrs Baryehuki, the RDC, who is the official Museveni’s rep in Bugerere). Are we in for more drama as 2011 approaches? Now General Museveni has to denounce the Ssabaluuli, the Ssabamooli, etc, until the elections are over, doesn’t he? After swearing in as President, he can resurrect them and even create more “Ssaba-something” to spite the Kabaka!

  4. Owekitininsa Miirima, what blood bath are you talking about? The 8,000 or so Banyala have better things to do than fight Museveni’s wars with Mengo. A few lumpens like Capt. Baker Kimeze do not enjoy the support of the majority of the Banyala. Even Kimeze’s own relatives are ashamed of him. There’s no bad blood between the Baganda and the Banyala, this wrong impression is being created by Museveni with the help of the Mirima’s who have lost relevancy in Uganda’s polical life. By the way, whatever happened to the “Exposure” Magazine which you used to co-produce? That was something then, wasn’t it? It’s a pity you threw that away and are now busy crying over spilt milk and wishing you could turn the clock backwards to the 16th century! Why don’t you try writing fiction based on an imaginary kingdom led by the powerful Isaabanyala? That’d be a best seller throughout East Africa and beyond!

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