Cornelius Wekunya, the former Public Relations Officer Bamasaba Cultural Institution, says they have already collected signatures from ten clan leaders to eject Mushikori and elect a new cultural leader who is ready to cooperate with other members.
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A section of
leaders under Inzu Ya Bamasaba, the Bamasaba Cultural Institution have started
collecting signatures from different clan leaders to impeach the Umukuuka, Bob
The petitioners are led by Nelson Wedaira, the Speaker of Inzu Ya
Bamasaba General Assembly.
journalists at Mbale District headquarters this morning; Wedaira said they want
to eject Mushikori because of his poor working relationship with the executive
of the cultural institution, which led to the resignation of Stephen Mungoma,
the governing board chairperson and Secretary General, James Nasimolo.
He says Mushikori
as failed to come up with a clear explain to cabinet and Bamasaba on the
resignation of the duo yet it has affected service delivery. Wedaira also says Mushikori
has antagonized Bamasaba by starting a conflict with Mbale district local
government over the rent arrears for the Bumageni army barracks land.
Mutabazi, the Defense and Veterans Affairs Ministry Permanent Secretary wrote
to Mbale District Local Government to resolve its dispute with the Umukuuka
over the ownership of Bumageni army barracks land before government releases
the rent arrears amounting to Shillings 817Million.
Wekunya, the former Public Relations Officer Bamasaba Cultural Institution,
says they have already collected signatures from ten clan leaders to eject Mushikori
and elect a new cultural leader who is ready to cooperate with other members.
of those who have signed the petition are Richard Wambedde, Damian Wamimbi,
Leonard Nambale, Francis Stephen Gidudu, Godfrey J. Wonyema, John Difasi Wabuya
and James Kutei.
the mobiliser Bamasaba Cultural Mobilizer, says once they have impeached Mushikori
they will notify all the relevant stakeholders including the Gender, Labor and
Social Development Ministry.
He also says they
see no reason why Mushikori is battling Mbale district over the Bumageni
barracks land arrears well knowing the land belongs to the district.
is also accused of having duped the Umukuuka search committee into believing
that he was knighted by the Queen of England and bestowed with the title Sir,
which is false.
the Deputy Prime Minister Bamasaba Cultural Institution condemns the proposed
impeachment of the Umukuuka. He says the two former executive members resigned
in good faith because of their busy schedule, which couldn’t allow them to
serve the cultural institution.
clarifies that Bumageni army barracks land belongs to all Bamasaba under Bamasaba
cultural institution and not Mbale district. He says they are ready to
challenge the impeachment legally should it happen.
Bob Mushikori was
elected Umukuuka for a five year term in June 2015 to replace first Umukuuka,
Ambassador William Wamimbi. Prior to
his election, Mushikori served as the Foreign Affairs Minister in Inzu Ya
In his acceptance speech shortly after his election, Mushikori promised to
unite the Bamasaba, foster Education and Health services.