BY ALEX BALUKU
As the basic and essential building blocks of societies, families have a crucial role in social development.
On Friday, the Babinga Baghalitsa clan had a General Assembly at Verina Garden Hotel in Kasese Municipality whose objective was to select the new clan leadership and approve of the plans to construct a museum (Enyumba ye Bitsweru), a tourism campsite and administration offices (Obuhikira Bwa Babinga) in Kisondo, Buhaghura Parish of Rukoki Sub County.
The Babinga Baghalitsa clan ushered in a new leadership in a democratic election presided over by Mr. Alfred Buliro one of the clan members who was selected by the General Assembly.
Mr. Batrumawo Maunda was elected the new Clan head of the Babinga Baghalitsa deputized by Mr. Kamalha Johnson Kalyasa and Mr. Kameli Zephaniah Bwambale was re-elected as the clan Executive Secretary, among others.
Mr. Maunda, the newly elected Clan head of the Babinga Baghalitsa said that his priority would focus on promoting peace and unity among the members.
Johnson Kamalha Kalyasa, the newly elected deputy clan head advised other clans and sub clans of the Bayiira community to identify and front economic activities such as tourism, agriculture, technology to contribute to economic transformation and empowerment of members that will build strong communities in Africa.
In his remarks, Zephaniah Bwambale Kameli, the Executive Secretary also urged residents of Kasese district to use family as a foundation for society Development. He said that families bear the primary responsibility for the education and socialization of children as well as instilling values of citizenship and belonging in the society.
The Babinga Baghalitsa General Assembly approved their plans to contribute to cultural heritage tourism by constructing a museum at Bughalitsa village as well as the clan administration offices at Kisondo ridge both of Rukoki Sub County
Babinga Baghalitsa Clan is a group of people who associate to a common ancestor known as Kameli Musubaho and his siblings who lived and settled in Bughalitsa, Kasese district around 1600 AD and are part of the Babinga Clan of the Bayiira community in Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo.