Former Katikkiro of Buganda Joseph Mulwanyamuli Ssemwogerere has called upon Baganda living in the Diaspora to support all the Kingdom’s initiated projects back at home in Uganda.
The Late Kibuuka was one of the founder members of the Uganda Freedom Fighter together with Prof. Yusuf Lule, Dr Andrew Kayira Lutakome, Balaki Kiira, and Dr Peter Senabulya among others. He was recently recognized as one of Uganda’s heroes. Kibuuka passed away in August this year after suffering from heart attack and his body was laid to rest at Liverpool in the United Kingdom.
The former Katikkiro stressed that there is need for Baganda living in the Diaspora to support Buganda’s projects citing an example of Buganda Trust Fund which he said needs a lot of support for the Kingdom to help her people out of poverty and save them from selling off their land but benefit from it as advised by the trust.
He said that such support will help to unite and create a bond between the Baganda wherever they live and their Kingdom back in Uganda and emphasized the need to focus on interests that benefit everyone instead of harboring selfish interest that benefit only a single person. “Lack of unity is our greatest enemy in Baganda because it weakens the Kingdom providing an advantage to its opponents”.
Mulwanyamuli called for a spirit where people evaluate their input towards the development of their Kingdom before querying what the Kingdom has done for them.
Mulwanyamuli praised the late Kibuuka whom he said was a brave man who fought to liberate his country especially when his UFF party made an alliance with the former Uganda People’s Movement, which later turned into the National Resistance Movement which forms the current government in Uganda.
Hon. Sam Lubega Mukaaku, praised the resilience and love the late Kibuuka had for his Country. “Kibuuka was one of the Federalist and Nationalist Uganda has ever had.” Lubega told the gathering that its time for a Muganda to take the leadership of Uganda.
Semitego Richard -SSUUBI UK-Chapter Representative, Event and Fundraising Secretary for Conservatives in Barking(UK) stressed the importance of unity in every aspect Ugandans are doing both in Diaspora and home. Semitego, urged the listeners to overcome fear if Ugandans want to see the end of a corrupt, brutal and dictatorial regime in Uganda.
The ceremony, which started with the refurbishing the late Kibuuka’s grave and a church service at Our Lady of Assumption, Bethnal Green. London led by Father Bernard Lutaaya. Celebrations were later extended to Praxis Hall, Park Square London.
Richard Mulinda and Mzee Iga Sempogo chaired all activities.
At the end of the ceremony, Owekitibwa Mulwanyamuli launched the website for Obuganda Nnamaddala at www.obuganda-nnamaddala.com