Buganda Writes to Buruuli over Katikkiro Mayiga's Visit Top story

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However, the letter does not address Isabaruuli as the cultural leader of Buruuli chiefdom but as Ssalongo Mwogezi Butamanya of Nakasongola. It also seeks to inform rather than seek permission to visit his territory.

The Buganda Kingdom has written to Buruuli chief, informing him of an impending visit by the Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga to the area.

Buruuli subjects had, in a resolution passed on January 16, protested against the visit on grounds that Buganda did not notified the chiefdom's cultural leader Isabaruuli Mwogezi Butamanya of the plan to visit his area.
They also accused Buganda of disrespect and provocation.

It is on the basis of the controversy that a letter signed by the chairperson of Buganda Kingdom Reconstruction Committee John Fred Kiyimba Freeman has been sent to the chiefdom.

However, the letter dated Thursday, 22, January, 2015 does not address Isabaruuli as the cultural leader of Buruuli chiefdom but as Ssalongo Mwogezi Butamanya of Nakasongola.

In the letter, written in the Luganda language, Kiyimba informs Ssalongo Mwogezi Butamanya, of an impending visit intended to fundraise resources in a drive locally known as ‘Etofaali'.
He also invites him to join the committee in welcoming the Katikkiro to Buruuli on February, 4, 2015 and thanks him for his efforts in the restoration of Buganda's glory.

The letter is copied to the Resident District Commissioner Swahib Lubega Waggwa and LC V chairman James Wandira Muruli.

Buganda has also written to the Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura, notifying him of the plan visit and asks police to provide security during the visit.

Buganda's representative in Buruuli county Kimbugwe Gerald Kyanjo, say he was delivering copies to all concerned officials.

However, there is skepticism that the Buruuli chiefdom will accept the notification and call off the protests.

Patrick Lubega Mucwa, the Principal Private Secretary to Isabaruuli, says they are yet to receive the letter and the chiefdom will sit and give a response once it's receive.
Denis Muyomba, an official of Buruuli chiefdom Steering Committee says that it's an insult for the chairperson of a committee to allege that Isabaruuli has done a good job to restore Buganda glory.
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