Friday, 27 July 2012
KASESE DISTRICT COUNCIL PASSES MOTION AGAINST BASONGORA CULTURAL UPRAISING
Kasese district council has de-associated itself with the Busongora Heritage Kingdom that recently had their King Ivan Bwebale crowned.
The resolution was passed during a district council sitting at the Kasese Catholic Social Services in Kasese town on Tuesday.
The resolution followed a recommendation from the report by chairperson Works and Social Services Committee Richard Bomera saying council should de-associate itself with the advances of the Basongora Cultural raising.
Council convened by speaker Zephanus Mubingwa anonymously supported the recommendation which also called for the investigation of whoever stops the use of the Rwenzururu flag and anthem in areas claimed by Basongora.
On July eleventh, Rwenzururu youth-Esyamango raided the home of Bwebale in Muhokya and took off with the flag and drum.
Bwebale has since reported to police that the youths stole his money totaling to seventy seven million which was reportedly kept in the drum.
However, Lake Katwe sub-county councilor Muzamiru Bisanga who is one of the top officials of the Busongora Kingdom claimed that the district council has no mandate to associate or de-associate with any cultural institution.
The resolution was passed in his absence after he had disappeared from the session for a while.