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Museveni’s Remarks on Bamba Spark Outrage in Tooro

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sildenafil http://curaacufeni.com/wp-admin/includes/file.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>Tooro Kingdom Prime Minister, viagra order Stephen Kaliba said President Museveni’s recent actions are to blame for the divisions, rivalry and weakening of the cultural institutions in Uganda.


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“He is creating divisions among the monarchies and weakening their power and supremacy,” charged Kaliba at a press conference held at Mucwa kingdom chambers in Fort Portal on Saturday.


“The president has created two chiefdoms of Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu in Kasese district and Obudhingiya Bwa Bamba in Bundibugyo out of the greater Tooro kingdom. He has done so without consulting us and what he is doing is just creating enmity between the institutions,” fumed Kaliba.


A section of Tooro youth recently walked hundreds of kilometres from Fortportal to Kampala to demand the kingdom’s properties from government.


Speaking at the coronation of Kamya last week, Museveni warned cultural leaders against hostilities:


“In the case of the Rwenzori region and Busoga, I appeal to you to stop the unnecessary rivalries among the cultural heads. You should always work out a win-win solution for the diverse communities in the respective regions.”


He added: “No community is subservient to the other. Every community, big or small, was put here by God and must be respected. Anybody who cannot see this is in the wrong place.”


However, Kaliba argues that the President taking his own decision without consulting the kingdoms of Tooro, Bunyoro and Buganda is intended to win political support in the forth coming general elections.


“The President is dividing our great kingdom into smaller units to reduce its clout, supremacy and also causes ethnic and tribal clashes in the region”.


In a telephone interview, government spokesperson, Mr Ofwono Opondo blasted the Tooro Prime Minister, saying that “it’s constitutional for the government to give kingdoms to any cultural group that needs them. Tooro Kingdom must understand unity in diversity and they must also respect the decision made by the President.”

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