Buganda Premier Mayiga Pushes for Federalism in New Book

Buganda Prime Minister Charles Peter Mayiga has launched a new book

Buganda Kingdom Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga has released his third book titled Uganda: 7-Key Transformation Idea, click  where he offers solutions to transform Uganda and Africa from the third world to the first one.

Mayiga is notable author with his other two books King on the Throne; the Story of the Restoration of the Kingdom of Buganda, and Buganda ku Ntikko, some of the most cited on Buganda literature. The two books were centred on Buganda Kingdom.

From the departure from the past, the new book looks at Uganda and offers solutions to its development challenges.

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In the new book, Mayiga identifies Federalism as key in solving the Buganda problem and leading the country to the true path of transformation.

He writes, “Federalism decongests the center and enables each region to choose its development priorities but within the overall national policy guidelines.”

He adds, “Today, unlike in the past when regions had a bigger stake in management of public issues, development is concentrated in and around Kampala.”

Written in a conversational tone with lots of humour and everyday examples, Katikkiro Mayiga also identifies the rule of law, good governance, health, education, agriculture, public infrastructure and the settlement of the Buganda question as key areas that need be tackled to transform the country.

“This book is a conversation I wish to share with you because, together, we must find solutions to the endemic problems of ignorance, poverty and disease in our country, Uganda,” Mayiga writes.

“It contains my views on laws, politics, institutions, management, social issues, culture, and economics, all of which, and more, can turn into tools of transformation,” he adds.

On the rule of law, Mayiga says, “the community that does not have a reliable and effective judicial system is always restive and can never enjoy a peaceful environment.”

He adds that the precursor to economic stimulation and growth is the belief that the state is possessed of institutions that can prevent lawlessness or that can address injustices whenever they occur. A serious investor will be keen to invest in a country where he knows rules are respected and they apply to everybody.

The book is already available at Aristoc Bookshop, Buganda Shop at Muganzirwazza, and Majestic Brands offices at Bulange, Mengo at Shs40,000.


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