OBR Leadership, Kasese District Woman MP harmonize over Isaya Mukirania’s Monument Saga

By rwenzoridaily.com

The leadership of the Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu (OBR) and the Kasese District Woman MP, Hon Florence Kabugho, have harmonized their positions regarding the proposed erection of the monument of the fallen first Rwenzururu leader, Omusinga Isaya Mukirane.

This was at a meeting initiated and convened by the OBR Prime Minister, Rt Hon JosephKule Muranga held at Rwenzori International University on Monday and attended by Hon Kabugho.

Speaking after the meeting, the Rt Hon Muranga said the purpose of the meeting was toshare the full idea with the OBR leadership.

Muranga said it was agreed that the issue of the monument should not be politicized but that the OBR structures should own its implementation.

Hon Kabugho Florence hailed the meeting and agreed to work under the guidance of the OBR structures regards matters related to the cultural institution.

Hon Kabugho appealed for calm, urging all the Rwenzururu fraternity to forget the misunderstanding that had accrued from her move and work as one family.

She also appealed to her feloow politicians and other members of the public to learn to work with existing structures to avoid disharmony.

Leading a delegation from the Obusinga Royal Family, Prince William Sibiibuka
Kyibanzanga warned against mixing cultural projects such as the monument with politics.

The joint meeting tasked the Prime Minister and his team to work out the possibility of erecting the monument at i the Kasese main roundabout, Rwenzori Square or at the district headquarters.

Omusinga Isaya Mukirane, who passed on in 1966, was the leader of the Rwenzururu struggle that liberated the Bakonzo, Bamba and a couple of other minority tribes from the former British-backed Tooro kingdom.

Earlier this year, a row erupted in the Council of the Central Division and turned political over whether or not to erect the monument which Hon Kabugho had initiated.

Following the impasse, the OBR Prime Minister,  Rt Hon Muranga, wrote guiding that much as the idea of erecting a monument in honour of Isaya Mukirane was in order, the procedure was faulty, asking the concerned parties to leave it to the leadership of the OBR cultural institution.

Consequently Rt Hon Muranga also invited Hon Kabugho to a meeting of the Royal Family, clan leaders, chieftains and the OBR to iron out the matter.

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