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Tuesday, 16 October 2012
MUSEVENI CLEARS BAMBA CULTURAL LEADER.
President Yoweri Museveni has cleared Maj. Martin Kamya to
resign from the army and be crowned as cultural leader of the Bamba in
Mr Museveni last week met members of the
Obudhingya Bwa Bwamba (OBB) cultural institution and Bundibugyo Elders
Development Association (BEDA) at State House, Entebbe.
Mr Swizen Kyomuhendo, the spokesperson of OBB said
on Monday that President Museveni told members that he has no objection
to Maj. Kamya being installed as the Bamba cultural leader.
Mr Tamale Mirundi, the President’s press secretary
confirmed the meeting between his boss and members of OBB members. He
however, did not divulge what was discussed in the meeting. In
August, during a council of BEDA, Maj. Kamya was elected as the cultural
leader of the Bamba. Maj. Kamya is the eldest son of the late Jeremiah
Kawamara, one of the founders of the Rwenzururu movement.
BEDA then wrote to President Museveni and the
leadership of UPDF, requesting them to allow Maj. Kamya resign from the
army in order to serve his subjects. Mr Kyomuhenda said Mr Museveni
assured the meeting that Maj. Kamya would be cleared to quit the army
once the Bamba are ready to crown him king.
According to Mr Kyomuhendo, the cultural
institution has embarked on drafting the constitution of the cultural
institution, composing the anthem and developing an emblem, which
symbols have to be ready before Maj. Kamya’s coronation in February next
Rwenzururu Kingdom spokesperson, Mr Patrick
Nyamuhungu said that the Bamba are free to elect a cultural leader as
long as he does not impose the institution on the Bakonzo, who live in