Monday, 16 July 2012
GOVERNMENT HAS NO RELATIONSHIP WITH BUSONGORA KINGDOM
The Inspector General of Police Lt. Gen. Kale Kayihura has assured the Rwenzururu Kingdom that installation of the Busongora King has nothing to do with the government of Uganda because it is not recognized.
In a meeting with the Omusinga and selected members of the cabinet yesterday evening at the Buhikira Royal palace, Lt. Gen. Kayihura said that the government has an obligation of supporting the Rwenzururu Kingdom because it is dully recognized.
Lt. Gen. Kayihura is in the district for the second time to attend to the differences between the Bakonzo and the Basongora following the installation of Rutakirwa Ivan Bwebale as King on July 1st.
He related the issue of the Busongora Heritage Kingdom to that of Ankole Kingdom where despite crowing the king, government has not recognized the Kingdom.
Kayihura however urged the administration of the Rwenzururu Kingdom to work package all the tourism information in the region in order to market the cultural sites and other natural features to attract the rest of the world hence enhancing foreign exchange.
The Omusinga Charles Wesley Mumbere Iremangoma re-echoed his earlier statements saying it is not necessary for the Basongora and Bakonzo to clash even when they have lived together for many years.
The Omusinga asked government to investigate whether there are no intruders who are about to destabilize the peace in the region.
But Kayihura told the Omusinga that the Basongora leaders claim that they had been marginalized hence the reason they decided to come up with their own Kingdom.
The representatives of the Rwenzururu Veterans who attended the meeting urged Kayihura to also capture their views in a separate meeting to which he agreed.
The meeting was attended was attended by Obusinga Prime Minister Loice Biira Bwambale. END