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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.
13 Mar 2019 16:04
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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 Mushikori. 

The petitioners are led by Nelson Wedaira, the Speaker of Inzu Ya Bamasaba General Assembly.  

Addressing 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.

Recently, James 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.  

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. 

Some 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.  

Charles Mungoma, 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. 

Mushikori 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.

Nathan Nabutele, 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. 

 

Nabuteli also 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 Masab.

In his acceptance speech shortly after his election, Mushikori promised to unite the Bamasaba, foster Education and Health services.   

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