Written by Catherine Kulabako
KAMPALA– The Katikkiro of Buganda Kingdom, Charles Peter Mayiga has on July 9, 2019 met the “abaami”and their assistants at Muganzirwazza in Katwe.
The Katiikiro said he was glad to see the “abaami” of Buganda and thanked them for their service at their different districts.
He compared them to the human hand which reaches all parts of the body, saying that however much all parts are important, they are the ones that reach all people regardless of their low status.
Led by ‘Sabawoleleza , the “Baami” presented the challenges they face in their respective districts.
They have said that lack of offices is among one of their multiple challenges.
They requested that they be updated about the coming of the kabaka to their district not being abrupt.
They added that they want bursaries to reach at the division level.
Many complained about the stiff relationship with the Buganda land board for not clearly informing them about the ownership of land.
Many complaints were raised regarding the Buganda Land Board (BLB) including the sale of the Kabaka’s land without the consent of the sub counties leaders.
Saabawolereza revealed that Four (4) miles of Kabaka’s land was sold to person called Ibrahim from Kalangala.
Baami requested the Katikkiro to shed light on what is meant by public land because some land is now owned by the central government leaving the leaders with no land to construct offices.
“The youths do not attend the meetings organized, the workers need some payments to motivate them”, they added.
They also requested the Kingdom to make immunization of hepatitis B reach them.
Others just thanked the good things done for them by the Kabaka’s committee.
The Katiikiro advised them to work hard and be exemplary leaders. He revealed that the population of Uganda today comprised of 70% youths, that’s why priority should be given to the youth.
“If you are not good time keepers, you contradict with what you say. If you do not get involved in the preparations made this will make it difficult for the youths to come and join the service,” Katikkiro said
“Leaders ought to educate their children and provide food through digging before telling them to do so,” he added.
The Katikkiro praised them for their efforts. He also encouraged them to work with passion and honesty which he thinks will attract youth to serve at different stages of leadership.
He however, cited the lack of communication as the leading problem that affects Buganda Land Board adding that the board has to inform the leaders about any on-going projects to avert any possible occurrences, he advised that one should meet the person in charge instead of conflicting with the entire board.