Nnaabagereka launches handbook "OBUNTUBULAMU"
The Nabagereka of Buganda has appealed to Ugandans especially parents to commit support to a concept of Obuntubulamu in their communities to help promote unity through advancing cultural values.
This was in her message during the official launch of the “Obuntubulamu Handbook, at Bulange, this morning.
She noted that the abolition of the monarchies for 27-years led to the loss of values among some communities. Some of the lost values are those that helped communities to raise their children responsibly.
She however explained that the book is aiming at guiding parenting on how they can help their children to adopt their cultural values and norms.
Nnaabagereka stressed that Obuntubulamu is built on the belief of the ancient African philosophy that individual conduct reflected by good manners; generosity; respect, and compassion towards others is part of the answer to many of the world's problems.
The Second Deputy Katikkiro who also doubles as Minister for Finance for the Kingdom of Buganda, Owek Robert Waggwa Nsibirwa, said that 'Obuntubulamu' is an accepted and consistent behavior that signifies a shared set of values which promote well-being, and unity.
Elsie Attafuah, the Resident Representative UNDP, said that the new energy will help the country in achieving the goals to eliminate poverty, inequality and exclusion to achieve sustainable development for the benefit of all Ugandans.
Andrew Adrian Mukiibi, the Communications Manager, Nnaabagereka Development Foundation, while making opening remarks, said that reviving these values will teach the children right from a tender age to advance good behavior and to be sensitive to their society and the people in it.
Elizabeth Lwanga, the Obuntubulamu Technical advisor, said that the handbook is a result of research on other cultures and will help to shape communities.
Rt. Hon. Prince Lawrence Opar Angala, Jalsonge, the Prime Minister of the Alur Chiefdom, applauded the Kingdom of Buganda for its efforts to preserve and save the country on Moral decay.
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