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UGANDA: Buganda Kingdom petitions Parliament.

KAMPALA – Buganda Kingdom through it’s former Attorney General Apollo Makubya has petitioned Parliament seeking to decolonize and rename streets in Kampala and other geographical features, saying the continued use of colonial names glorifies the slavery and brutality Ugandans endured at the hands of the British rule. Makubuya, who is the Special Advisor to Kabaka of Buganda on Palace Matters led the team including Justice James Ogoola (Chair Elders Forum), Medard Segona (MP Busiro East), Lwanga Lunyigo (Professor of History), Stephen Mukitale (Buliisa County MP) to present their motion to Speaker of Parliament on Friday. The Buganda Kingdom official who is already championing an online petition told Speaker Kadaga that the continued public display of colonial iconography, glorifies ...

UGANDA: Town council halts reconstruction of Kabaka’s palace in Nakasongola

The reconstruction of the Kabaka’s palace in Nakasongola town council has hit another snag following the decision by the town clerk to halt the works citing breach of the Physical Planning Act. Recently, Gerald Kyanjo Kimbugwe, Buganda’s representative in Buruuli County decided to construct a permanent palace for the Kabaka at Nakasongola district headquarters. The palace was torched twice in 2015 and 2017 as part of the protests by Buruuli Chiefdom, which no longer pays allegiance to Buganda Kingdom. Now, the Nakasongola town clerk, Herbert Kasibante has suspended the reconstruction works, saying Kyanjo didn’t seek approval from physical planning committee as provided for in section 48 of the Physical Planning Act 2008. In his June 15, 2020 notice, Mr Kasibante tasked Kyanjo to ...
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