The kingdom of Buganda is to plant 20 million tree seedlings all over the kingdom after signing a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of water and environment as a way of conserving the environment. The Permanent Secretary Alfred Okot Okidi has pledged to provide the 20 million tree seedlings to Buganda to plant so as to restore the destroyed forests.
Hamza Ssempala, one of the children who was selling things on the streets, says that the project has changed his life and that of his mother tremendously. He now has access to books, coaching, and his mother is empowered financially.
Sembabule District Chairperson Patrick Nkalubo revealed this during the first meeting of the District Road Committee which convened in the district council hall on Wednesday. He says the executive is engaging in talks with the Mengo to mend fences following hostilities over land that erupted between them in the last term of office.
Kabaka Mutebi says that the suggested reforms will mess up the cultural values and interests of the Kingdom and the subjects whose heritage is hinged on land as one of the key principles of their existence. He indicates that mooting for reforms that specifically target a land tenure system which is largely espoused in Buganda amounts to outright injustice aimed at weakening the Kingdom.
Nakasongola district has been operating in an old building belonging to Buganda Kingdom since it was carved out of Luwero district in 1997. The building sits on part of the three square miles of land belonging to the Kingdom.
Namuganza went to Sembabule on Friday to arbitrate a dispute between Buganda Kingdom authorities in Mawogola county and the district local government which is accused of encroaching on Kingdom land. The land in question is housing Buganda’s Mawogola county headquarters, yet another part of it is being used to construct the district canteen.
Professor Barnabas Nawangwe, the Vice-Chancellor of Makerere University says the kingdom is among the good friends of the university and in case of any issues, they would be able to amicably resolve the dispute.
Legendary tales has it that Ssezibwa was born of a woman called Nakangu Tebatesa, wife of Nsubuga Ssebwato. The mythical around the place is that Nakangu gave birth to two twine rivers of which the older one (Wasswa) was named Ssezibwa and the young one (Kato) named River Mubeya in Nyenga.
In 2017, Makerere University turned to the Justice Catherine Bamugemereire Commission to investigate its feud with the member of Buganda Royal Family over land. It is not clear whether the land probe ever investigated the matter.
The Buganda Land Board-Kyagwe territory Manager Yosia Kimogofu estimates about shillings1.7 billion Mukono district owe the kingdom as ground rent arrears from only buildings used by the district headquarters at kauga in Central Division to house departments such as veterinary, forestry, health, community center, works premises, Chief Administrative Officer’s residence, mineral resources and the Residents District Commissioner’s offices and residence.
Community service, locally known as Bulungi Bwansi, is one of the Kiganda traditions aimed at encouraging voluntary community involvement in keeping the environs clean. However, with time, the tradition has been fading away.
On Sunday night, Gerald Kyanjo Kimbugwe, the Buganda Kingdom representative in Buruuli County transported a container to the disputed land in Nakasongola town to set up a temporary office. This followed a botched attempt to construct permanent offices on the said land because of wrangles between Buganda Kingdom and Buruuli chiefdom.
Dr Kawaase specifically wants researchers to consider a more extensive study on how Sickle Cells conducts itself in the African multicultural communities that are even known to have a higher resistance to some diseases.
He said this in his sermon to hundreds of mourners at the funeral service of the late Kavuma at St. Paul's Cathedral Namirembe on Monday afternoon. Kavuma, 81, passed on 10 days ago at International Hospital Kampala (IHK) due to Kidney complications.
The Kabaka recalled that the inception of cooperatives in Singo and Masaka (Buddu County) in 1913, propelled coffee and cotton farmers into prosperity when they started keeping their earnings in form of Savings in the different cooperative societies.
Launching a health camp at Kawongo Health Centre III, the Kabaka noted that the area is struggling with poor health services. He also asked parents the especially fathers not to ignore the health care of their children.
Dr. Nabukalu says 49 of these have since undergone surgical repairs and have successfully healed of their conditions. This brings to over 5,300 fistula repairs that have been conducted at the hospital since the project started in 1988.