By Kithende Obed
The Government of Uganda has procured land worth 150 million in Kirembe cell of the Central Division in Kasese Municipality and subsequently donated it to Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu to house the Omusinga’s home.
The development was revealed today by the Kingdom’s premier, the Rt. Hon. Joseph Kule Muranga while addressing the youths who had turned at the Buhikira Royal Hill to participate in the tree planting exercise as one of the activities ahead of the Omusinga’s 55th coronation day that falls annually on October 19th.
According to Muranga, government through the UPDF Engineering team will soon pitch camp in the area to begin the construction works of the Omusinga’s official home.
He used the same platform to announce to the public that basing on the Kingdom’s Strategic Plan; they have worked on a proposal that will see irrigation schemes established across all rivers in the Kingdom in a bid to improve on food security.
He appealed to all the Kingdom’s subjects including political leaders to work towards promoting peace, unity, cooperation and co-existence.
Jolly Kahyana, the Chairperson for the Kingdom’s Youth commonly known as “Esyomango” warned the youths to distance themselves from people he termed as traitors who he said might lead them into trouble.
Florence Kabugho, the Kasese District Woman MP, who was represented by her Political Assistant, Esther Biira, hailed the youths for their efforts towards planting trees, saying they will help to reduce global warming.
She donated hoes, pickaxes and spades to aid the exercise of tree planting.
The former Kasese Municipality Member of Parliament, Robert Franco Centenary, who was among the people that participated in the tree planting exercise asked the Rwenzururu subjects to embrace the tree planting project for environmental conservation.
Sarah Ithungu Masereka Baleke (Mrs), the former Kasese District Woman Parliamentary hopeful who also participated in the exercise observed need for the Kingdom’s subjects to be patriotic to the cultural institution.