Apologise or Go, Busoga Kingdom Tells Jinja Cao

Busoga kingdom officials have vowed to demand for the transfer of the Jinja district Chief Administrative Office, Hope Olive Nakyanzi, if she does not apologise for “demeaning the kingdom.”

Officials from the Obwa Kyabazinga Bwa Busoga say Nakyanzi humiliated the cultural institution and its recently-installed leader, Wilberforce Gabula Nadiope IV, when she openly questioned the authenticity of a letter sent to her. Over the last six months, Busoga kingdom has sent two letters to the Jinja district council warning them off the land in Kagoma county, where authorities want to establish a new district headquarters.

However, according to reports, the CAO questioned the authenticity of the letters during a recent district council meeting and added that the district would go ahead with its relocation plans. Those statements angered Busoga kingdom officials. On Wednesday, November 5, the Speaker of Busoga Lukiiko (Parliament), George Mutyabule, said the CAO must apologise to the kingdom if she is to continue working in Jinja.

“I am going to call an urgent Busoga Lukiiko meeting and we condemn the CAO’s words in the gest terms possible,” he said to cheers at the launch of the tree- planting campaign in Bugembe – the kingdom seat. “If she doesn’t apologise to us, we shall march to Kampala to ask the minister to take her services elsewhere.”

The speaker reiterated his warning to Jinja officials to rescind their decision of developing the Kagoma land without authority from the kingdom. Early this year, Jinja district officials sold land on Plot 2, Busoga avenue, which has hitherto housed the district headquarters, to Bank of Uganda. The controversial land deal has left the Jinja district administration without a permanent home.

Source : The Observer

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