Abavubuka mwenyigire mu bulimi - Kabaka awadde amagezi.

Dec 08, 2014

Kabaka ng’awuubira ku bantu be ku mbuga y’eggombolola y’e Buwama mu ssaza ly’e Mawokota e Mpigi ku Lwomukaaga ku mikolo gy’Abavubuka mu Buganda.


KABAKA Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II alagidde abavubuka okwongera okwegatta 

beenyigire mu bulimi nga balima ebirime eby’ettunzi okusobola okwekulaakulanya.

Omutanda ng’ali ku mikolo gy’abavubuka mu Buganda ku mbuga y’eggombolola y’e Buwama mu ssaza lya Mawokota mu disitulikiti y’e Mpigi ku Lwomukaaga, yawadde abavubuka amagezi okukozesa ebifo ku masaza ne ku magombolola okukolerako emirimu egy’enjawulo egy’enkulaakulana

n’asiima abatandiseewo emirimu ne bayambako n’abalala okwebeezaawo.


Ente Omubaka Kenneth Kiyingi Bbosa (Mawokota South) gye yatonedde 

Ssaabasajja ku Lwomukaaga. 

Kabaka alagidde abavubuka okwekebeza Kabaka yakubirizza abavubuka okwekuuma:

“Omwaka guno tujjukiziddwa ensonga y’ebyobulamu. Abavubuka tusaanye okwekuuma nga tuli balamu, okwekebeza buli mwaka kubanga si kirungi okugenda mu ddwaaliro nga tumaze okugonda ate omuvubuka alina okulya obulungi.”

Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga yakunze abavubuka okukozesa emikisa Kabaka gy’abatee

reddewo; mu by’obulimi beekwate BUCADEF n’okuyingira Ssuubiryo Zambogo SACCO.

Omulamwa gwabadde; Omuvubuka omulamu ate nga mukozi ye nnamuziga w’enku

laakulana mu Buganda, era wano Minisita w’abavubuka e Mmengo, Henry Ssekabembe, we yategeerezza nga bammemba ba Ssuubiryo Zambogo SACCO bwe batuuse ku 1,500 nga kati balinawo n’obukadde 285.


Abamu ku Baamasaza ku mukolo gw’Abavubuka mu Buganda e Mawokota ku Lwomukaaga.

Omukolo gwetabyeko; ssentebe w’abavubuka mu Buganda, Richard Kabanda, Kayima David Ssekyeru, Katikkiro eyawummula Dan Mulika, sipiika wa Buganda Nelson Kawalya n’omumyuka we Ahmed Lwasa, Minisita Amelia Kyambadde, Omubaka Kenneth Kiyingi Bbosa (Mawokota South) ssaako baminisita b’e Mmengo, abakulu b’ebika n’Abaamasaza.

Abayimbi; Mathias Walukagga ne Fred Ssebbale be baasanyusiza abantu ba Kabaka.


The first bank in The Ganda Kingdom

By Henry Lubega

Posted  Sunday, March 1  2015 


Before 1906, there was no banking institution in Uganda until November of the same year when the national Bank of India opened its first branch in Entebbe, and four years later it opened the first bank in Kampala, although it was later taken up to become Grindlys Bank.

The National Bank of India was followed by Standard Bank of South Africa Limited when on September 19, 1912, it opened its first branch in Kampala. And a few years later it opened another branch in Jinja.


Barclays followed in 1927 when it opened two branches in Kampala and Jinja. In 1954 three more banks; Bank of Baroda, Bank of India and The Nedelandsche Handel-Maatschappij M.V (Netherlands Trading Society) opened in Uganda.

According to Saben’s commercial directory and handbook of Uganda, as early as 1949 the banking system had been established in Uganda but did not control much of the financial liquidity that was in circulation across the board in the country.

“Much of the money was controlled in the bazaars and other channels which were predominantly controlled by people of the Asian origin. These people played a key role in the buying of cotton.

However, areas where banks were non-existent, merchants in those areas played the part of the banks. This was through taking drafts in exchange for cash or physical items in exchange for hard cash,” Saben wrote.

By 1950, it was realised that to bring more Africans into the business there was need to provide them with credit. Unfortunately, the commercial banks at the time would not extend credit to Africans because of the nature of their securities.

Under Ordinance number 20 of 1950 the Uganda Credit and Saving Bank was created purposely to extend credit facilities to Africans with the aim of furthering agriculture, commercial building and co-operative society purposes.

On October 2, 1950, the bank was opened and by 1961 it had spread to places like Arua, Fort Portal, Jinja, Soroti, Gulu, Masaka and Mbale, taking only African deposits.

Building Society

Two years later, the first Building Society in Uganda was opened as a subsidiary of a Kenyan owned firm Savings and Loans Society Limited. 

More financial institutions continued to open up in Uganda with Lombard Bank from Kenya, in partnership with Uganda Development Corporation, opening the Lombank Uganda Limited in 1958. It was this bank which first introduced the hire purchase system of shopping in Uganda.

It was not until 1966 that through an act of Parliament that Bank of Uganda was created. Prior to this, issues to do with money were handled by the East African currency board which had its head offices in Kenya.

In daddy’s scientific footsteps: With her 5th degree, Butambala girl lives the American dream:

Written by Joseph W. Kamugisha & Ronnie Mayanja

 Created: 29 May 2012


PhD Holder: Dr Sala Nanyanzi Senkayi(centre) and mother(right) and supervising Professor(left)

   Sala and her Daddy.

It is every parent’s dream to see their children grow up and graduate from university.

But often do you meet a five-degree holder, topped off with a Doctorate degree or PhD?

Well, recently the Ugandan community in Dallas Fort Worth not only embraced one, they also welcomed their community’s first and youngest female PhD holder in the names of Dr Sala Nanyanzi Senkayi. It has been a long time coming for the young lady, the daughter of Dr Abu Senkayi (PhD) and Sunajeh Senkayi, having began her humble journey at Texas A&M University, with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree.

She would later pick up two other B.Sc degrees and a Master of Science degree) from the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). And then came her PhD in environmental science from the same University of Texas at Arlington, for which she wrote a dissertation on “Proximity to Airport and Cancer Incidences in Texas”.

Many people will be familiar with the adage that it takes a village to raise a child; that is what many friends and well wishers of the Senkayi family said during Sala’s graduation party. The proud parents could be seen beaming with excitement as speaker after speaker, spoke about their daughter’s achievement.

Emcee Frank Sentamu, added excitement to the evening when he suggested that the two doctors should change their names to Dr Senkayi Senior and Dr Senkayi Junior as a way of separating father and daughter.

The journey that first inspired the young Sala could be traced back to her childhood. According to her father, on the day he got his PhD, Sala ran to the stage, grabbed her Dad’s hat and put it on her own head, as if to suggest that one day she would wear her own. Several years passed but Dr Abu Senkayi did not imagine ever having the pleasure of participating in the hooding process of his only daughter.

The hooding process is normally reserved for the graduate’s major professor, but in one of those rare occasions when a parent of the student is a Doctorate degree holder, the pleasure and opportunity of carrying out this exercise is often passed on to the parent, which in this case was Dr Abu Senkayi an environmental scientist himself.

Sala owes her success to the inspiration and support of her parents, and brother Ali Senkayi, an electrical engineer. She is also quick to mention the collective effort of many other community friends and relatives who encouraged her along her academic journey.

Dr Abu Senkayi, an official Buganda Kingdom representative in North America, also mentioned that Sala had been involved in planning for Buganda cultural activities in Dallas. In 2001, young as she was, Sala played a prominent role during Kabaka Ronald Mutebi’s, visit to Dallas. The same was the case when the Nnabagereka of Buganda, Sylvia Nnaginda, visited in 2005.

The Senkayi family, originally from Kibibi in Butambala, left Uganda in the 1970s and settled in the United States. They visit Uganda regularly and were here only last December, to participate in the Ugandan Diaspora conference the Serena Hotel. Dr Sala is also an active community organizer who spends time going to schools and colleges to talk about Environmental protection.

Besides her commitment to the community, Sala maintains a full time job in the same office block and department with her father, at the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Her EPA mentor proudly noted, during the evening graduation dinner, that Sala is “a very dedicated girl, who takes her job very seriously and devotes a lot of time into everything she does.”

Before Sala joined her father as an EPA employee, the father remembers bringing her to the office on special days when employees are allowed to bring their children to the office. One could say that all this gave the little girl some early inspiration to follow in her dad’s footsteps.

But when asked why she chose environmental science Sala said: “I’m not trying to follow my dad’s footsteps per se, because I like Biology and my dad is a soil scientist. But I also like my dad because he is a cool guy!”

Sala says she enjoys her work environmental protection, and her fellowship in the Ugandan community. “Getting a degree is just part of the story” she says. “Making friends, helping each other, as Ugandan community members to advance each other, is what will help us succeed here in the Diaspora.”

With her five degrees, the single Dr Sala intends to keep her job at EPA, although she could go into academia; and she still cherishes working with children on environment-related programmes.

“I can now say that I’m free at last,” she says. “I have all the time I need to live and enjoy my life.”

Pulezidenti Museveni atunze ente 400 mu lufula y’e Luweero

By Musasi wa Bukedde

Added 15th August 2016

 Pulezidebti ( mu byeru) ng’aggulawo lufula.

PULEZIDENTI Museveni mulunzi era mu kiseera kino agamba nti alina ennume 400 ze yamaze okufunira akatale mu lufula y’Abamisiri ey’omulembe gye yagguddewo e Luweero. Lufula eno yagguddwaawo ku Lwokuna lwa wiiki ewedde.

Pulezidenti yagambye nti ennume zino bagenda kuziggya ku ffaamu ye, bazitwale bazirunde zisobole okutuuka ku mutindo oguvaamu ennyama etundibwa ebweru w’eggwanga. Lufula eno ey’omulembe eyitibwa “Egypt Uganda Food Security Ltd “ ng’esangibwa ku kyalo Nyimbwa mu Luweero, yeesudde kiromita 30 okuva mu Kampala.

Erimu ebyuma ebiri ku mulembe ebikozesebwa okulongoosa ennyama y’ente nga bitandikira mu kusalako omutwe, okubaagako eddiba n’okusala amagumba mu bwangu. Mulimu ebyuma ebiyonja ennyama n’ebyenda n’ebitundu ebirala mu ngeri ey’omulembe . Oluvannyuma ennyama eno egenda kutundibwa ku katale k’ensi yonna .

Lufula eno egenda kusala ente 400 buli lunaku ng’ennyama etwalibwa bweru w’eggwanga. Pulezidenti Museveni we yasinzidde okukunga abalunzi abalina ennume bazirunde mu ngeri esingayo okuba ennungi basobole okuziguza Abamisiri bafunemu ssente eziwera.

Bannannyini lufula eno baatandiseewo ekifo eky’enjawulo mwe bagenda okutendekera abalunzi ku mutindo gw’obulunzi bw’ente ogw’enjawulo ezituukana n’akatale kano.

Lufula eno yaakugaziyizibwa epakirenga ennyama mu mikebe gattako okulongoosa amaliba gakolebwemu ebintu ebiralaDayirekita w’ekifo kino, Sherif El Kallini yagambye nti bagula ekika ky’ente zonna omuli maleeto n’ez’olulyo lwa wano. “Wabula tusinga kwagala ente eriko ebiwandiiko ebiraga ebyafaayo byayo nga birungi era nga tesukka myaka esatu wabula ng’erina obuzito bwa kkiro 300 n’okusingawo.

Zino zivaamu ennyama egonda eyeetaagibwa ku katale k’ensi yonna . Buli kkiro tugigula wakati wa 3,500 /- ne 4,000/.,” bwe yagambye. Omukugu okuva mu yunivasite e Makerere, Denis Asizua yagambye nti ente erundibwa mu ngeri ey’omulembe nga ya nnyama, omulunzi alina okugirabirira obulungi.












 Talya nkima

senya enku

twokye ennyama. Mugema bwafa tutekako mulala




Obutiko bwa Nakasogolero.









nyizibwa ku kivundu ekiri e Muyenga
Kampala, Uganda.
Mar 22, 2015
Amazzi g’omwala
(omugga) gw’e Nakivubo mu bitundu by’e Bukasa, mu kiseera kino maddugavu bwe zzigizzigi 


MINISITA omubeezi avunaanyizibwa ku butonde bw’ensi, Flavia Munaaba Nabugere, agenze buku¬birire e Muyenga awali ekivundu ekisaanikidde ekitundu n’atuula n’abakulembeze b’ekitundu ne bayisa amateeka amakakali aga¬naayamba okunogera ekizibu kino eddagala.

Olukiiko luno olwatudde ku Muyenga Community Hall, ku Lwokuna lwetabiddwaamu n’abakungu okuva mu bitongole nga KCCA, National Water n’ekya NEMA, ekivunaanyizibwa ku kukuuma obutonde bw’ensi.

Olukiiko lwakubiriziddwa, Yasin Omar, ssentebe wa LC 1, owa Muyenga Hill. Minisita yennyamidde olw’ebitongole bya gavu¬menti eby’enjawulo okuba nga biremeddwa okukolera awamu okulwanyisa abantu abazimba mu ntobazzi.

Yanenyezza KCCA okuwa abantu pulaani z’okuzimba mu ntobazzi. Minisitule y’ebyettaka y’efulumya ebyapa ku ttaka ly’entobazzi ate ekitongole kya NEMA kiwa abazimba ebbaluwa ezibakkiriza okuzimba mu nto¬bazzi kuno gattako ekitongole ky’amazzi ekya National Water, ekitafuddeeyo ku kukuuma ettaka eririna okulekebwayo nga tonanatuuka ku mazzi.

Abakulembeze ba LC okuva mu bitundu by’e Bugoloobi ne Bukasa ebisinze okukosebwa baategee¬zezza minisita nti wadde bulijjo embeera ebadde mbi, mu kiseera kino olw’okuba ng’omusana gwase nnyo, beesanze ng’amazzi tegakyasobola kutambuza bikyafu ebitambulira mu mwala ekivundu ne kyeyongera.

Ssentebe Yasin yagambye nti, baasazeewo okutandika kaweefube w’okuggya abantu mu ntobazzi gavumenti enaatandikira awo. Kaweefube waabwe ono baamutuumye ‘Bukasa - Bu¬goloobi Wetland Relocation.’


1 Bannannyini mayumba agali mu ntobazzi bagenda kutandika okuwa omutemwa buli mwezi era ssente ze banaasonda, gavumenti kw’egenda okwongereza okugulira abatuuze bano ekifo ekirala gye banaasengukira.

2 Abakulembeze bagenda kukola ebikwekweto nju ku nju , nga bafuuza buli mutuuze alage kaabuyonjo ye. Abanaasangibwa nga tebalina, bagenda kuweebwa ebibonerezo omuli n’okugobwa ku kyalo.

3 Abalimira mu lutobazzi, balagiddwa okukuulayo ebirime byabwe mu bwangu.

4 Abazimba amayumba nga tegasussa ffuuti 200 okuva ku nnyanja, bayimirizibwe. Ate abazimba nga tebasussa mmita 100 okuva ku mwala gwa Nakivubo bayimirizibwe.

5 Aba LC tebagenda kuddamu kuteeka mukono ku ndagaano yonna egula mu ntobazzi. Ebyapa by’abo abaagula mu ntobazzi, minisita alabe nga bisazibwamu.

6 Minisita yalagidde ekitongole kya KCCA okuteekawo olusalosalo olwawula ekitundu ekitakkirizibwa kukoleramu kintu kyonna n’abantu kye bakkirizibwa okusengamu.

Minisita yagambye nti amateeka gano singa tegassibwa mu nkola, eggwanga lyolekedde okufuuka eddungu kubanga mu kiseera kino ennyanja evunze, nga yeetaaga okutaasa mu bwangu okusinziira ku mbeera y’omugga gw’e Nakivubo nga bwe guli. Kibi nyo okutabula amazzi amabi namalungi awamu.


Posted on 15th October, 2014


The Katikkiro of the State of Buganda, Mr Mayiga has critisised the National Policies of the ruling political party (NRM) for the first time in many years: 

Change of direction? Apart from offering ideas which Buganda Katikkiro (prime minister) Charles Peter Mayiga thinks would help in the transformation of the country, Mayiga in his book- "Uganda 7-Key Transformation Ideas," challenges some of the views President Museveni has espoused in the past and punches holes in the story of “Steady Transformation” during Mr Museveni’s time.


Eriasa Mukiibi Sserunjogi writes




President Museveni (centre) receives Kabaka

President Museveni (centre) receives Kabaka Ronald Mutebi (2nd left) at State House, Entebbe, in September 2009, seven years ago.


To transform Uganda, Mr Mayiga argues, seven things need to be sorted out. These are rule of law, good governance, the economy, education, monetising agriculture, infrastructure ad settling the Buganda question.

The list of the issues to be addressed that Mr Mayiga puts out, of course, is not new, except that there is some freshness to the way he puts them across. But perhaps more importantly at the moment, Mr Mayiga tackles Mr Museveni’s governance record with a boldness that he has not exhibited during the years he has been katikkiro.

Mr Mayiga was appointed katikkiro in May 2013 and has less than six months to run on his four year term, which is renewable. He replaced Mr John Baptist Walusimbi, who was himself appointed to the kingdom’s topmost administrative position in a clear attempt to de-escalate tensions between Buganda Kingdom and President Museveni’s government.

Before Mr Walusimbi’s appointment, relations between the kingdom and the government were very bad. Mr Daniel Muliika, Mr Walusimbi’s predecessor, had openly backed Dr Kizza Besigye’s shot at the presidency in 2006 and his sacking after just a year in office and replacement by Mr Walusimbi, which was openly opposed by some Buganda loyalists, signalled a change of approach by Kabaka Mutebi.

Mr Walusimbi is an engineer and his firm had participated in the lucrative refurbishment of State House Entebbe, which made kingdom loyalists to associate him with Mr Museveni. On taking office, Mr Walusimbi approached his tasks in a heavily depoliticised manner and seemed to move to repair relations with the government. At some point he picked some Shs1.2b from the central government for the kingdom to assist in promoting agriculture.

But even then, Mr Walusimbi’s team was stuffed with radical players, including the influential Mr Mayiga himself, who was the kingdom spokesperson and minister for cabinet affairs.

As the fallout between the government and the kingdom over land escalated, Mr Mayiga and two other kingdom officials were picked up by State functionaries and detained in different places in western Uganda for more than a week.

The other officials were Mr Medard Lubega Sseggona, who then deputised Mr Mayiga as kingdom spokesperson, and Ms Beti Nambooze, who the Kabaka had appointed to chair a sensitisation committee on land matters. Mr Sseggona and Ms Nambooze would later be elected to Parliament.

Given his firebrand character during his long service to the kingdom, Mr Mayiga was expected to continue the hardline stance when he took over as katikkiro. But he moved to further de-escalate the tensions between Mengo and the central government the moment he took over from Mr Walusimbi.

Within three months of Mr Mayiga’s appointment as katikkiro, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between President Museveni and Kabaka Mutebi at State House Entebbe.

In the MoU, the central government accepted to restore to the kingdom a number of its assets which were confiscated after the 1966 invasion by government forces of the palace of King Edward Muteesa, Mr Mutebi’s father. Muteesa fled to exile in London, from where he would die in 1969. The kingdom was abolished after the attack, only to be restored in 1993 under Mr Museveni.

But Mr Museveni and the kingdom quarrelled almost immediately after the restoration.

In the new book, Mr Mayiga says the fallout “started with the promulgation of the 1995 Constitution, which did not cater for much of Buganda’s proposals”. The new Constitution, Mr Mayiga writes, “ was expected to heal the wounds of the 1966 Crisis and resolve the Buganda Question,” an aspect to which he commits a full chapter in the book.

Change of direction?

Mr Mayiga had been a protagonist in the fallout and on being appointed katikkiro he restated the five key demands that Buganda has – the first one being respect for the king – but he clearly moved to change approach.

Before he assumed the position, ruling party members were not welcome at Buganda functions, especially those that took place in Lubiri at Mengo. Insults and objects would be hurled at those that dared to attend.

Mr Mayiga changed this by having President Museveni attend Kabaka Mutebi’s 20th coronation anniversary in Lubiri Mengo in July 2013. At the function, of course with the Kabaka in attendance, attendees tried to boo the President in protest against his presence, but Mr Mayiga warned them against the act.

He reminded them about the supremacy of the will of the kabaka in Buganda, saying it is the kabaka who had invited the President and disrespecting the kabaka’s guest amounted to disrespecting the kabaka himself. The hecklers went quiet. This was just days after the said MoU had been signed and land titles returned to the kingdom.

Mr Museveni said while ending his speech at the function: “Finally, I congratulate Your Highness, the Kabaka, on the Memorandum of Understanding you signed with me the other day. That MoU deals with the issues some people who like to recklessly fish in troubled waters have been using regarding some issues including the former masaza-magombolola estates as well as the harmonisation of the rights of the indigenous cultural groups in Buganda.”

In a further indication of the warming of relations between the two centres of power, Mr Museveni sent Vice President Edward Ssekandi to Kabaka Mutebi’s 60th birthday with a nice present – a posh car.

Opposition politicians, many of whom had viewed Mengo as an ally in the fight against Mr Museveni, were most dejected. Some of them openly spoke out against Mr Mayiga, who they accused of selling out to Mr Museveni.

Ms Nambooze and FDC spokesperson Ssemujju Nganda, two radical Baganda politicians who had made the kingdom radio station, CBS, their base, went off the station’s talk shows.

In the meantime, Mr Mayiga waged the biggest social fundraising drive to happen in the country in many years, raising billions to rebuild the burial site for Buganda’s kings, Kasubi Tombs, and complete a commercial building near Bulange, the seat of Buganda Kingdom.

He preached hard work and a renewal of faith in people’s abilities on his visits across the kingdom, and on many cases conducted fundraising and mobilisation drives in other parts of Uganda and abroad.

To many, Mr Mayiga seemed bent on recreating Buganda as an economic and not necessarily a political empire.

Change of direction?

For those who looked at Mr Mayiga’s intentions in that way, Uganda: 7-Key Transformation Idea will have come as a surprise.

Apart from offering ideas which Mr Mayiga thinks would help in the transformation of the country, he challenges some of the views Mr Museveni has espoused in the past and punches holes in the story of “steady transformation” during Mr Museveni’s time.

Over the years, for instance, Mr Museveni has placed the blame for Africa’s failure to defend itself against colonialism at the feet of the pre-colonial rulers like Buganda’s Muteesa I and Mwanga II.

At the height of the disagreement between Mr Museveni and Kabaka Mutebi in September 2009, when more than 30 people were shot dead in Kampala and other Buganda townships as people protested the government’s blocking of the Kabaka’s visit to Kayunga, Mr Museveni addressed Parliament.

“We are totally against the kings being involved in politics. The kings failed to defend the sovereignty of Africa. That is why we were colonised. The colonisation of Africa was a vote-of-no-confidence in tribalism and the pre-colonial kings. Africa failed to defend herself because of tribalism and tribal political organisation. Modern Africa must transcend and discard tribal organisation,” Mr Museveni told Parliament.

In the introduction to the book, Mr Mayiga writes: “I believe I understand why Africa is backward. But my major interest is in getting solutions. I see little value in dwelling on slave trade, or the failure of the then leaders to beat off colonialists when they first came in the 19th Century. In any case, slave trade and colonialism triumphed because the aggressors came with superior technology.”

Mr Museveni has penned numerous treatises attempting to explain the genesis of Africa’s troubles, and slave trade, colonialism and neo-colonialism feature prominently in his writings.

Mr Mayiga says whereas describing the problem is important, getting the prescription right and implementing them in the right way is what will get Africa out of its problems.

Mr Mayiga writes: “Now we can start off on why Africa lagged behind in technological innovation despite being the cradle of civilisation. Such arguments are long, but we don’t have that much time; instead we ought to concentrate on flushing out poverty.”

The arguments about direction aside, Mr Mayiga takes issue with much of what has been under Mr Museveni’s government, including the building of roads, which Mr Museveni has in the recent past presented as one of his biggest achievements.

Mr Mayiga writes: “And I see the roads under construction – I, actually, regularly use the ones whose reconstruction or repaving (very few are brand new … most are merely being maintained or improved upon) has been completed. Between the major towns, the ride is in fact generally smooth, never mind that the roads are single lane. Ideally roads should be at least double lane - for safety and ease of traffic.”

When people are in danger, Mr Mayiga writes, the police will have no means of transport or equipment to respond in time, and when they go to the courts their cases will not be resolved years on end. He dots the 456-page book with examples, many drawn from his experience.

In the end, as we stated at the outset, it would appear to the reader that very little works in Uganda.

And, for those who followed Mr Mayiga before he became katikkiro, would not be surprising. The only surprising element is that he chooses to release the book at this time, only six months before the expiry of his first tenure as katikkiro, a job he has done while taking care to keep off national politics.

Could Mr Mayiga be signalling that he will serve only one term as katikkiro, especially given that Kabaka Mutebi, through his actions and appointments, has in the recent indicated that he wants no more trouble with President Museveni?

It is hard to attempt an answer to this question.




 The Buganda princes disown Pater Mayiga as Katikiro:


On July 21, 2011, then Buganda Premier Eng. J.B. Walusimbi called for an extraordinary high-level meeting at the kingdom’s political seat in Bulange, Mengo.

Walusimbi was a soft-spoken leader whose diplomatic style of governance had won hearts in the central government.

In fact, it was a shock that during his reign tensions between Buganda and Mengo hit boiling levels, leading to the infamous 2009 Buganda riots that left a trail of bloodshed and unprecedented levels of destruction of property.

At that time, there were calls within some radical quarters in the Kingdom to overthrow Walusimbi, with many royal members accusing him of being in bed with the central government.

Some sections of Buganda seem to have enjoyed the belligerent nature of Walusimbi’s predecessor, the radical Dan Muliika.

At the Bulange meeting, Walusimbi met with senior kingdom officials who included Moses Kayima, Omutaka Nakirembeka, princes, cultural officials among others.

In his opening remarks, Walusimbi blasted what he described as “overwhelming acts of insubordination, indiscipline and impunity” by Buganda princes (Abalangira).

He further accused them of using media platforms and informal meetings to “abuse the institution of the Kabaka, seize ownership of Amasiro (Kasubi tombs); and harass leaders in a bid to sell off over 350 miles of land for personal gain.”

He also named the ryal members whom he said were hell-bent on “destroying the institution of the Kabaka.”

They included Prince David Alexander Ssimbwa, the son of Kabaka  Daudi Chwa II; Prince Bamweyana Walugembe; Mutebi Ssekamaanya (son of prince Hannington Muteb); Princess Gladys Nandawula (daughter of prince John Lukanga and grandson of Daudi Chwa II.).

Others were Edward Ndawula Kimera, Paul Lukenge Katoogo, Kajumba Genza, Luwaga, Ndagire, Nakibinge, Bannaava and Bassaava.

During the meeting, some princes tried to defend themselves against the accusations but it was later agreed the public be informed about their unbecoming conduct.

The public was told in an announcement that they should not tolerate lies, persuasion or intimidation by these royals.

Calm before storm

When Walusimbi gave way for Prime Minister Peter Mayiga, it was hoped that he would bridge the gap between Mengo and this section of ambitious royals.

However, this was not meant to happen.

a cross section of royals led by Lukenge Katoogo have initiated a grassroot campaign to overthrow Mayiga.

They accuse him of blocking them from overseeing the management of works at Kasubi tombs, saying such moves are disrespectful of royals.

The groups further claims that Mayiga formed a special committee to manage the tombs without consulting them before kicking out royals.

Mayiga is also faulted of not speaking out against immorality in the country including homosexuality. They said when the international community rose up in arms against the Anti-gay law, Mayiga remained mute.

“Mayiga should have showed responsibility as a leader to condemn this vice. Instead, he just travelled abroad to beg for money (etoffali project),” said Lukenge in a document being circulated in media houses.

“These actors are opposed our cultural norms which threatens the future of Buganda as a tradition and kingdom. He should have condemned them.”

Mayiga is also accused of presiding over “royal functions organised by Nnabagereka Sylvia Nagginda yet he is not a royal member.”

The premier is also faulted for “cultivating a ground for a begging culture in the Kingdom yet Buganda can take care of itself.”

Lukenge noted: “When a child over begs, it embarrasses the parents.”

He also blamed Mayiga for travelling in a “large convoy of security men from government,” adding, “We don’t think he is one of us. Why is he worried of moving around freely with his people?”

However, insiders say this group is opposed to Mayiga as he has blocked them from selling land for personal benefit.

Mayiga was not readily available for comment.

His supporters said the premier has blocked greedy royal members from meeting the Kabaka.

“These princes and princess are just selfish. They did not appoint Mayiga. How on earth can they imagine that he will be overthrown? He asked people to voluntarily contribute money to develop Mengo’s income-generating projects. But these greedy people want free money to spend at their will,” said a royal member who preferred anonymity so as to speak freely.

“Buganda is not for princes but all of us. Whoever puts his needs above Buganda’s interests is an enemy of the kingdom,” the source added.


In a recent article, Patrick Nakabale, Central Region Youth MP and General Secretary NRM Parliamentary Caucus, commended Mayiga “for not heeding the views and opinions of some elements who would want to continuously saw seeds of discord between the Kingdom and its people on the one hand, and the central government and the rest of the country on the other.”

This, said Nakabale, “also bolsters the recent Memorandum of Understanding that the central government signed with Buganda Kingdom. “

“The Katikkiro is a leader who is upbeat and passionate about the development of Buganda Kingdom. At least for most of the time he has engaged the Government, he has been gentle, civil and all-accommodating,” noted Nakabale.

“He hasn’t been the aggressive politician he was before being appointed Katikkiro. In fact some pundits had started to think that his appointment as Katikkiro, the Kabaka was looking for someone who would fiercely engage central government. They have since been proved wrong as Mayiga has shown that he is not for war but peace and the speedy development of the Kingdom.”

Nakabale praised Mayiga for traversing most of the Kingdom territories interacting with his people and mobilising resources from the subjects to support Buganda.


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First and foremost I am not pleased with the behaviour of the royals especially the princesses, for whereas the princes access to the Kabaka my culturally be restricted, the princesses have full access and are actually referred to, and correctly so as rulling mates (Nalinnya) and each tomb has a special assistant but they have failed to advise the Kabaka correctly in as far as
1) They have sold off land
2) Kingdom Affairs are handled together with other clans and in some ancestral sites for other clan the royals have joint tasks but have not bothered to follow up this matter to the extend that squatters have taken almost everything
3) Many peg-servants (abasiige) from other clans are not yet restored, is this a responsibility of Mayiga
4) Many imposter-clan leaders (nsowole) are serving while the rightful are in the cold. If they are actually right in their claim, have they advised the kabaka to that effect, despite having had this problem before 1900?
5) Linking Mayiga to Bisiyaga is shameful unless they are claiming that he practices with them, otherwise is the Katikkiro supposed to talk about everything? Did they seek his opinion in this regard?
6) Look at the enefficiencies in Kisekwa's court, is Katikkiro responsible
7) They blame him for joint officialization with nabagereka, then if asked to perform that task and abstain they will be the ones to say anyoma nnyaffe
8) Why didnt they write to Kabaka through Sabalangira and explain (indoor) other than ashaming the Kingdom by these malicious utterances.
9) Does Katikkiro Mayiga construct ebiyitirirwa, fix banana plants and drum for him self or people do it for him and if they do it voulntarily, should he run away
I am not saying that Mayega is mr. Clean but many people in Mengo establishment are wanting! otherwise;
a) How comes that the princesses and princes are so indiscipline and naive to the extent that they do not know when and from where to blame such important persons as katikkiro
b) Ensowole ekudde ejjembe mubuganda and some royals have advised kabaka to keep the status quo and purportedly done so simply because the would be affected persons are friends.
c) The Kingdom wastes a lot of money on ceremonies over 100M per function yet of such money was for instance used as a fund to lend to farmers without interest, may people should have benefited.

Abdu Muwakanya
Eddy olimba nawe. Buganda siwaka waffe wakukweka buzizi nga mpale za munda enkyafu, wabula nsi ya bantu ba Tonda eye biro binno. Buganda erina kufugibwa obudde misana. Siraba byekweka elabike nga erina kubikola budde bwa kiro.
Nze nga omuganda, kinnenyamiza okulaba nokuwulira ebintu nga bino. Ekisooka, sikyabugunjufu nakamu kwaanika bubugo bwaffe, kubanga abaganda ffenna tukimanyi bulungi nti ebyomunju tebittottolwa. Ensonga nga zino tezimalirwa mu lujjudde, kyokka ziba za nkiso. Ate nensonga endala enkulu simanyi ngeri Katikkiro wa Buganda gyalambikibwamu mu ngeri yokukola emilimu je. Ebyo byonna byandibadde bimalirwa mu nju so si mulwaatu. Sikyampisa. Ate obusungu tebumala nsonga okujjako okusajjula obusajjuzi. ABALANGIRA MUBEERE KYA KULABIRAKO EKILUNGI. Saabasajja Kabaka Muwenda Mutebi Owokubiri Awangaale.
Nze Lwanga Eddy