In February, a private member’s motion seeking the approval of the monument of the foundational King was ejected from the order paper of the Kasese Central Division council prompting a protest by a cross-section of councillors.
In 2011, the institution introduced certificates that were only issued to girls who are above 18 years. Girls who are planning to get married would have to register first with the Kingdom’s cultural department.
The elders say that the Covid-19 has left them more vulnerable because their caretakers were affected by the pandemic. They also argue that the fact that they cannot be formally employed means they don’t have a sustainable source of livelihood.
This is the first time the institution is celebrating its coronation anniversary since the arrest of Mumbere. Mumbere is currently facing treason, terrorism and murder charges arising from the November 27, 2016, military attack on his palace which left more than 100 people killed.
According to OBR leaders led by Prime Minister Joseph Kule Muranga, many of the leaders have not been supportive of the agenda to rebuild the Institution’s trust among the community and the government.
Bashir Ibrahim, a tour guide at the Queen Elizabeth conservation area, says that it takes between 40 minutes to one and half hours for the ferry to make a single trip. He says the delays are likely to discourage tourists who have scheduled travel time.
One of them is Robinah Musiime, a single mother of five who lost her husband two years ago. She sold off the family land in Kitholu for a commercial one in Kanyangeya to start farming. But her three-bedroomed house was recently submerged, and her garden, the single source of good washed away by floods.
Edrine Kusemerewa, who goes by the stage name of Edrine K is a song writer, singer and a Gender and Women’s rights activist. Born of Yeres Kyakimwa, a food vendor in Kisanga Market and Seith Kazige, a social worker, Edrine is the fifth born from a family of ten.
According to Mayinja, Kasese district loses at least six teachers every month to different diseases. Two teachers were being laid to rest in Kasese district as the World Teachers Day was being celebrated.
According to 2019 estimates by the World Population Review, the population of Uganda is around 44.27 million people, up significantly from 2013’s estimate of 33,640,833. With the current rate of growth giving rise to an increase of nearly 1.5 million people a year, the population is forecast to be 47 million people in 2020 and 64 million people in 2030.
In 2013 Rwenzururu Kingdom commissioned Kiwa Heritage, a community conservation foundation to develop an attire that will be accepted as Bakonzo Cultural Wear to be worn on important functions, however, to date the wear is yet to be developed.
Gadi Mbayahi, the chairman of the Rwenzururu Kingdom prime ministerial commission says many youth tend to live recklessly during Christmas and end up doing things that endanger not only their lives but also pose negative effects on the entire community.