Buruuli Rejects Buganda's Call For Unity

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In short
The Katikiro (Prime Minister) of Buganda Kingdom Charles Peter Mayiga made the call for unity during his visit to the area yesterday.

Buruuli chiefdom has rejected a call to unite with Buganda kingdom, saying it is an attempt by the Mengo established to muzzle its subject and destroy their culture. 

The Katikiro (Prime Minister) of Buganda Kingdom Charles Peter Mayiga made the call for unity during his visit to the area yesterday.
The Chiefdom protested the visit, saying Buganda did not seek permission from its cultural leader to visit his territory.
Daniel Bukenya and Denis Muyomba, both Buruuli chiefdom steering committee members, say the chiefdom can only unite with Buganda, if, it is done in a respectable manner.
Daniel Bukenya said Mengo has showed that it is unwilling to respect their cultural leader and values, something that must be addressed if they are to unite.

Muhamadi Bagonza, the spokesperson of Buruuli chiefdom accuses Buganda of exploiting the area during their rule and it is impossible to re-unite with them.

Mayiga successfully visited nine sub counties in Nakasongola district despite protests from Buruuli chiefdom against his presence in the area.
He asked residents of Nakasongola district to unite if they want to see development in the area.

He said Buganda kingdom was ready to help revamp the economy of the area and announced that it would start with promotion of coffee growing to boast farming.
He also promised to run health camps in the area and educate the population about malaria and sexually transmitted diseases.

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Mayiga said the purpose of his visit was to deliver a call for unity from Buganda Kingdom to the residents.

Gerald Kyanjo, the Buganda representative in Buruuli County said they raised UGX33.6 million from the subjects.


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Since Brian Luwaga joined Uganda Radio Network in 2011, he is still amazed how, "URN is a place that gives journalists a chance to enhance their skills . It gives a journalist an opportunity to adopt and master various aspects of journalism that include radio broadcast, social media, photography and television production."

A practicing journalist since 2009, first with Star FM, Luwaga has always been keen to write about the concerns of the "common person." Based for much of his career in Luweero, Luwaga takes it as a compliment if politicians complain that his reporting is too harsh.

In his journalism, Luwaga likes to merge the past with the present. He believes you cannot understand what is happening now, if you do not have a grounding in the past. Brian Luwaga is the Luweero URN bureau chief. Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Mityana, Mubende and Wakiso districts fall under his docket.

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