Buganda’s Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga has appealed to politicians to stop seeing politics as a game but focus on the impact it has on the masses.
“Politics is not a game because if it is not practiced well, it leads people to die or even destroys the country. The Mugisha Muntu’s (now FDC president) went to the bush because some people were playing with politics. Therefore, those of you in politics do it but with an aim to unite Ugandans,” Mr Mayiga
The Katikkiro was on Tuesday speaking at the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) headquarters in Najjanakumbi on Entebbe Road as part of his fundraising drive for the kingdom’s development projects in Rubaga South Constituency.
He said on many occasions, politicians focus on short-term goals and end up dividing the people.
“We need mature politics for the unity and development of our country. Being a Muganda does not stop one from working with people from other tribes,” Mr Mayiga said.
He urged FDC party members and other political parties to promote unity amongst their supporters and not separate them on tribal basis.
Maj Gen (Rtd) Muntu assured the Katikkiro that FDC party is headed in a different direction and was quietly laying its strategies.
“We believe in freedoms, rights and prosperity of all Ugandans and we are working quietly and consistently for a future that is different from what the country has known the party for,” Gen Muntu said.
“We get a feeling that you (Mayiga) are someone who is building institutions through transparency and from a non-partisan point, we shall work with you to build a future for our country that is different from the present one,” the FDC leader added.
FDC contributed Shs7 million and Gen Muntu promised that the party would contribute another Shs5 million in the near future.
FDC becomes the first political party to host the Katikkiro at their headquarters during the ongoing fundraising drive. In 2006 a visit by former FDC president Dr Kiiza Besigye to Buganda Kingdom’s seat in Mengo ended with two people dead.
SOURCE: Daily Monitor