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Museveni, Kabaka to meet this week

Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by Dr. Chapa Kiuno, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. Dr. Chapa Kiuno

    Dr. Chapa Kiuno JF-Expert Member

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    Yesterday’s developments came in the wake of emerging information that President Museveni and the Kabaka are this week expected to meet for showdown talks.

    Sources close to the Presidency told Daily Monitor yesterday that Mr Museveni placed a telephone call to Mr Mutebi on Saturday, speaking for close to an hour and an agreement was made for round table face-to-face discussions.

    The sources also indicated that President Museveni sent an emissary in Maj. Roland Kakooza Mutale, a Muganda and a presidential adviser on military affairs, to meet the Kabaka at the weekend. Maj. Mutale is also the head of special duties in the President’s Office. Daily Monitor has learnt that the matter also formed part of discussions at a meeting of the National Security Council chaired by Internal Affairs Minister Kirunda Kivejinja on Saturday.

    Although Mr Kivejinja confirmed yesterday that the meeting took place, he declined to offer specifics about the discussions but admitted: “That is like asking me did you eat food? Of course I ate....My primary job is to make sure that there is peace and security internally in the country. I can tell you, we are on top of these events.”

    Although Daily Monitor could not readily establish when the Museveni-Mutebi meeting will take place, preliminary demands by Mengo and Mr Museveni’s administration offer the clearest indication on when such a meeting can take place.

    Buganda Kingdom has demanded that its official radio, Central Broadcasting Service (CBS), be switched back on the air even as sources informed this newspaper yesterday that President Museveni has set meeting the Kabaka as a condition for CBS to get back on the air.

    The development came as news trickled in of a hushed attempt by the government and Mengo, the seat of Buganda kingdom, to mend fences at the weekend but hardline positions pushed by both sides bore no fruit.

    Local leadership from Bugerere County in Kayunga District, the epicentre of the latest confrontation between Mengo and the central government, met Mr Kivejinja and Maj. Mutale on Saturday to reach a compromise on Kabaka Mutebi’s trip to the area, where the Banyala and Baruuli are pushing for a breakaway from Buganda.

    County Chief Martin Ssevume, who led Buganda’s delegation, said the meeting ended with no headway after the government reportedly insisted that Buganda should first seek permission from Banyala leader Baker Kimeze Mpagi before the Kabaka visits Kayunga. “The central government’s demand that we write to [Mr] Kimeze is out of reach, it’s something we cannot do,” Mr Ssevume said yesterday.
     
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    Scratching through the current skirmishes reveals Baganda grudging M7 treachery. For sure, as it was the case in 1966 when Obote betrayed his in laws, the Baganda seem to have revived fresh memories of how Prime Minister Obote used the military to topple Kabaka (yekka) out of throne. No muganda will stand to forget the heavily besieged parliament being forced to pass a contriversial law that uncereminously ended Kabaka Yekka rule. Like Obote, it is the Baganda who have had since 1986, held the key for M7's rule. The Baganda may not be ready repeating the 1966 mistakes upon recognition that after using them, M7 may now wanting to get rid of them. By supporting establishment of manyala kingdom, which has never exited before, M7 seems determined to neutralise the powers of Kabaka kingdom of Buganda. Understanding of this commet imperatively requires taking note of the 2011 political milestone in Uganda; the general elections and NRM-O bid to maintain status quo.
    Mwebale banange; baganda bange
     
  3. Dr. Chapa Kiuno

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    So! wat do U think? Is it ryt M7 to continue?
     
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