Mutebi Says Kingdom Will Emerge Victorious; The Kabaka Can Be Removed; CBS Accused of Inciting Violence; Ugandan Men Need to Get Involved with Reproductive Health

 

Daily Monitor: Kabaka Says Kingdom Will Be Victorious

Daily Monitor: Kabaka Says Kingdom Will Be Victorious

The Kingdom Will Emerge Victorious, says Kabaka Mutebi-Yesterday, visiting the Masaka Diocese, Kabaka Ronald Mutebi said his kingdom would emerge victorious from its standoff with the central government, the Daily Monitor reported.  Masaka Diocese bishop John Baptist Kaggwa said he was “greatly saddened” by the Kabaka’s failure to visit Bugerere County, and urged a peaceful settlement to the kingdom’s issues.  The Kabaka Mutebi praised him for opposing the Land Bill.  This week, Kaggwa was slammed over his Land Bill remarks by the Presidential Land Task Force.

The Kabaka Can Be Removed, says MP Mukwaya-During the height of the government-Buganda standoff on September 10, the Observer reported that senior Baganda gov. officials turned on the Kabaka during a State House meeting.  Janat Mukwaya (Mukono South), said that the King could be forcibly removed by his subjects.  ‘The Bakabi can remove the Kabaka when he is not behaving well,” she said, according to the Observer.  The MPs appeared to be competing to impress the President with anti-Buganda comments.  Vice President Gilbert Bukenya, the most senior Muganda official, also called for tougher action against the kingdom and Ugandan media.

CBS Still Off Air, Accused of Inciting Violence- Although radio stations like Sanyu FM are now on air, CBS management has failed so far to reopen their station.  Despite attempting to engage government officials, they are still switched off.  The Broadcasting Council has accused CBS of attempting to mobilize and incite violence among the public after the Kabaka’s trip to Kayunga was aborted.  The Deputy Information Minister of Buganda Kingdom, Merdad Lubega Seggona, says Buganda is ready to plead with the central government to reopen the station.  Four radio stations were switched off during the riots, renewing a debate on both media freedom and responsibility.

 

Men Need to Get Involved with Reproductive Health, says Nabagereka- Yesterday, the Nabagereka of Buganda, Sylvia Nagginda, called on men to embrace reproductive health planning on a 3-day campaign in Kalangala.  She said defilement and adultery was very high in the district, endangering families, reported New Vision.

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