Baganda clash over Katikkiro sacking
Posted by African Press International on June 13, 2007
By Enock Mayanja Kiyaga
A meeting in which a delegation from the Buganda Kingdom sought to consult the Baganda community in London turned sour after some participants demanded to know why the former Katikkiro, Dan Muliika, was sacked.
Tempers flared at the meeting that took place at the Forest Gate, Durning Hall, when the former minister, Charles Peter Mayiga, defended the dismissal of the former prime minister.
Some members also queried the ownership of CBS FM and how its revenue is spent, the progress of Buganda’s quest for federo and land.
Mayiga said Muliika was sacked for publicly opposing the Kabaka over plans to re-develop the Mengo palace. He added that the Katikkiro did not make any efforts to mediate between Mengo and the Government in negotiating for Buganda’s demands.
This infuriated some members who heckled him, charging that they were fed up with hypocrites.
The coordinator of the meeting, who is also Kabaka’s representative in the UK, Joseph Nsambu Musisi, tried to calm the audience as some threatened to match out in protest.
Calm returned as Jolly Lutaaya, the leader of the delegation, urged them to tolerate each other’s views.
The meeting was meant to offer a forum for the Baganda in the UK to discuss the recent developments in the kingdom.
Other members of the delegation were Ahmed Bamweyana, the minister of external relations and protocol and David Ntenge, an official in the office of the Katikkiro.
Muliika visited London in September 2006 and held a series of meetings in which he consulted with in the diaspora on several issues and called on them to support the kingdom.
Posted by Ham Mukasa
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