Kabaka Opens 29th Lukiiko, asks Buganda to speak out on human, property rights violations
The Kabaka of Buganda Kingdom, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II has tasked his Lukiiko (Parliament) and subjects to strongly speak out against different voices aimed at diverting the institution’s efforts in advocating for their rights and property.
“We must all jointly double efforts to water down the falsehoods, malicious and hateful words that are intended to divert us From our quest for justice and advocacy on key issues pertaining the Kingdom,” Kabaka Mutebi said in part.
The Kabaka was opening the 29th Buganda Lukiiko on Monday in Bulange at Kingdom’s administrative headquarters at Mengo.
The Lukiiko is the legislative assembly for the Kingdom and it is composed of the Kingdom Ministers, County Chiefs and Clan leaders, and is also attended by Baganda’s representatives outside Buganda in Uganda and other countries using internet-based collaboration tools (like Zoom, Teams…)
Kabaka Mutebi’s statement comes after central government officials’ sustained attacks on Mailo land tenure system and described the Kingdom’s Buganda Land Board (BLB) as illegal.
In his letter dated 8th November to the ruling National Resistance Movement -NRM Central Executive Committee (CEC), the President asked the organ to fight Buganda Land Board and asked them to identify the legitimate interests of the different groups of people, which he referred to as the crux of mobilization.
Kabaka Mutebi also encouraged his subjects to fight corruption and not to only focus on the embezzlement of public funds but also other forms of corruption like degradation of wetlands and cutting down forests which acts continue to affect the climate.
He also told his subjects not to forget about the existence of HIV/Aids and other diseases as they fight Covid-19
In the Monday Lukiiko sitting, Mayiga also encouraged the Kingdom subjects to stand by their Kabaka in all situations.
The Lukiiko is the legislative assembly for the Kingdom and it is composed of the Kingdom Ministers, County Chiefs and Clan leaders, and is also attended by Baganda's representatives outside Buganda in Uganda and other countries using internet based collaboration tools (like Zoom).
Kabaka was in the company of the Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga, Nnabagereka Sylvia Nagginda, Prince David Wasajja, Nnalinya Lubuga and others.
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