By Ronald Kabuye
The Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Fredrick Mwenda Mutebi II has awarded a top honor in the kingdom known as spears and shield to seven people For their supremacy dedication and work towards the kingdom and country at large.
These were presented by the Buganda premier Charles Peter mayiga who appealed to the public to always implement and respect the kabaka as he guides since its only way to take Buganda to the top.
They included the late Yvvony Namaganda who at only nine years died while saving her fellow pupils at Buddo junior school when their dormitory was set at blaze.
“when the dormitory caught fire, she got out and saw her fellow stuck in which lured her to go back four times in a bide to save others unfortunately on the fifth time, the sealing fall against them thus loosing her life and 19 others.
That was an act of responsibility, braveness, Dedication to save others at only 9 years while in p5.
In deed she is a true hero” mayiga described her.
Others were former Buganda premier Joseph Godfrey Mulwanya Muli Ssemwogere, former deputy premier and board of directors at CBS FM Owek.Godfrey Kaaya Kavuma, Reverend Prince Vanero Steven Kimbugwe Kalumba who was a secretary to bataka council and gave in a lot in restoration of the kingdom, the late former Kampala City Council mayor and proprietor of SWICO insurance John Ssebana Kizito, the late business man proprietor of nice house of plastic, Jesa milk, first chairperson of Buganda Land Board and kabaka advisor Dr. James Sseviri Mulwana, the late and Rozia Kyoteeka who was the kabaka care taker.
This is the third time that the kabaka has awarded this honour ever since his coronation. He first gave it in 1993, then 2011 and now 2017
The kabaka of Buganda Ronald Fredrick Mwenda Mutebi II also urged government to drop the prosposed amendments in the land act and instead embark on a just and fair negotiations with land owners and compensate them promptly before the land take over.
” We support and welcome the arrangements of development on our land, we think such arrangements should go on after negotiating with the land owners in a just and fair manner with prompt compensation” said kabaka
The kabaka also appealed to the youth to committee their dedicated services without first focusing on the selfish interests and benefits as its a trend currently.
He further called on the 25th Buganda Lukiiko which he has opened to find ways of helping farmers to increase on their harvests and not to use pesticides that negatively affect the environment.
On the same note he called upon the public to avoid catching HIV/AIDS despite the availability of drugs that reduce its pain.
In the same sitting six diaspora county chiefs that were created by the Kabaka and the deputies thanked the king for appointing them.
These included Samuel Mwanje Kiggwe the county chief of South East America and his deputy Gerald Kikambi Katongole, Margret Muwonge Byakubuuka the county chief of middle Atalanta, Elisha Nelson Ssentubwe Mugenyi the county chief of Sweden and scane nivean countries and Deus Davis Kiyemba Galiwango the deputy county chief of Colorado.
By Ronald Kabuye