New Bamasaba Cultural Leader Installed

4878 Views Mbale, Eastern Region, Uganda

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The deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanya who represented Museveni, hailed Wilson Wamimbi, the outgoing Umukuka for the peaceful transfer of power to his successor.

Bob Kipiro Mushikori has been installed the 2nd Umukuka of Inzu Ya Masaba, the Bamasaba Cultural Institution. Mushikori was installed on Sunday evening at a colorful ceremony at Mututo cultural ground in Mbale.
 
 

He replaces Wilson Wabimbi whose five year term of office expired in June this year. Mushikori was elected Umukuka in hotly contested polls in June after beating off stiff competition from Charles Walimbwa Peke, the incumbent Manafwa District LC V chairman.



 
His installation delayed due to lack of money.  However, on Sunday Mushikiro was officially installed Umukuka. David Kunikina, the Mbale Chief Magistrate officiated at the installation of the Umukuka.
 


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The Chief Magistrate declared Bob Mushikori the new Umukuka at about 3:30pm


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The former Umukuka Ambassador Wilson Wamimbi assured his subjects that his successor has the ability to steer Inzu Ya Masaba. He advised him to embrace peace and protect the cultural values and essence of the Bamasaba. 



Wamimbi also challenged the Bamasaba to contribute towards the welfare of the cultural institution and its officials. 


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He also expressed disappointment over government's failure to fulfill pledges made by President Yoweri Museveni to Inzu Ya Masaba during his past visits to Bugisu. They include among others the construction of the Bamasaba cultural headquarters and providing an escort vehicle for Umukuka.
 
 
The deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanya who represented Museveni, hailed Wilson Wamimbi, the outgoing Umukuka for the peaceful transfer of power to his successor.
 

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He said the restoration of cultural institutions by NRM government was a motivation by the NRM government to ensure that peace, development and good governance prevails in the country.



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Representatives of the Tieng Adhola, Emorimor of Teso, Kabazinga of  Busoga, the Buruli King and the Ikumbani of Bugwere among others dignitaries graced the occasion.

 

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Denis Olaka
Denis Olaka is the URN bureau chief for Lira, in northern Uganda. Apac and Otuke fall under his docket. Olaka has been a URN staff member since 2011.

Olaka started his journalism career in 2000 as a news reporter, anchor, and then editor for Radio Lira in Lira district. He was subsequently an editor with Lira's Radio Wa in 2004 and Gulu district's Mega FM.

He was also a freelance writer for the Daily Monitor and Red Pepper newspapers.

Olaka's journalism focuses on politics, health, agriculture and education. He does a lot of crime reporting too.