Regional Tier for the Kingdom of Buganda was refused many years ago.


 With such an arrangement there is no need to have a lukiiko , or use the name Katikkiro or refer to Kabaka.







M/s Mpanga of Buganda Kingdom



They can call him Governor or District Head and seat him anywhere but not in Bulange.


We may be back to the same old arguments.



On 15 Feb 2017


By Haji Ahmed,

  1. Central gov't will cede specified powers and rights to the Buganda Kingdom.
  2. The citizens of Buganda Kingdom (who are these?) will elect a Lukiko (parliament) which will make laws to govern Buganda Kingdom.
  3. The Lukiiko will appoint the Katikioro (Prime Minister or President) who will head a government or administration. .

4.The Katikioro  is accountable to the Lukiiko, and the Lukiiko is accountable to Uganda Parliament.


So where does this leave the Kabaka? What are his constitutional roles: are they spelt out in the Constitution you keep going on and on about?



Buganda Government should be restored first with a Katikkiro with

executive powers and Lukiiko with legislative powers, which shall form

a Buganda Land Board, in accordance with the constituion, which will

manage Lubiri on behalf of the Kabaka, who, according to 1955

constitution holds official mailo and public land in Buganda, in

people;s trust.


 Mayiga is already a walking "former " Katikkiro.  A lot has happened!


 "In tribute to the United Kingdom and the Republic of Uganda, two bastions

 of strength in a world filled with strife, discrimination and terrorism."


*Buganda Lukiiko*,

 Katikkiro Mayiga seemed confident that members would rubberstamp his

 plans

 to lease the 132 year old national and cultural palace of the Kabaka of

 Buganda (*Mengo Lubiri*) to foreigners. He spent over an hour of reverse

 psychology, giving examples of how “naturally short-sighted Baganda” fail

 to appreciate any Katikkiro who introduces modernity to Buganda.  At the end, Mr. Mayiga confidently declared that, ultimately, nothing will stop

 his plans. However, his confidence seemed to evaporate when one Mrs.

 Joyce

 Mpanga got the microphone.

 In his marathon speech, Mr. Mayiga made a few highly contradictory

 statements that may have disturbed Mrs. Joyce Mpanga.  For example, as

 usual, Mayiga claimed that Kabaka Mutebi made the decision to lease Mengo

 Lubiri but, sensing negative reception, he later changed to, “The

 decision

 to re-develop Lubiri was made by the *Bataka Supreme Council* at the time

 government returned it.” Also, he aggressively defended construction of a

 hospital and conference facilities in Lubiri but later insisted that

 everything presented by Mengo so far were just concepts, not real plans.

 He

 blamed the press for saying that the project photos that Mengo

 distributed

 in Serena Hotel or on its Facebook page were real plans. He explained,

 “Those picture were just images downloaded from the Internet; one was, I

 think, the American white house.”

After Mayiga finished his long speech, one of the most intelligent,

 well-educated and knowledgeable Baganda alive, Mrs. Joyce Mpanga, threw

 down a “roadblock” against his scheme. When she got a chance to respond

 to

 Mr. Mayiga’s speech, Mpanga systematically, and with some humor,

explained

 why the Katikkiro’s  plans for Mengo Lubiri were poorly reasoned, not

 well

 informed by Buganda history or culture and are dangerous, even to Kabaka

 Mutebi’s reign.

 In his speech, Mr. Mayiga had spoken in the style of a non-Muganda when

 he

 said, “I can never understand Baganda” and claimed that Baganda are

 short-sighted because they opposed former Katikkiros Kawalya Kaggwa “for> bringing electricity” and “killed Martin Nsibirwa for donating Buganda> land> for the now glorious Makerere University”.  He even claimed that the same

 short-sighted Baganda complained when Ssekabaka Muteesa II brought horses

 to Mengo Lubiri, since they were used to cows.

 Mrs. Mpanga, mother of Buganda Attorney General David Mpanga and Kabaka’s

 Private Secretary Peter Mpanga went straight to the point after thanking

 the Lukiiko speaker. She opened with, “People tell me, sometimes in

 whispers, and others keep phoning me, some anonymously, saying that I

 must

 stop my lawyer sons from selling Kabaka’s palace. They tell me that the

 Katikkiro is my son, the second Katikkiro my son and the other lawyers

 are

 also my sons.

 “It appears that some of these people think that I have easy access to

 Kabaka, which [these days] is impossible. One even warned that [Baganda]

 may replace Kabaka Mutebi, as they have done to other Kabakas in the> past.

 And one of these people wrote to remind me that Baganda forced Ssekabaka

 Muteesa II to have his widowed mother to resign and get replaced as Namasole* (Kabaka’s mother) [when she decided to marry a commoner]. They

 told Muteesa that if his mother did not resign, he would have to go too.”

Pointing out that she was a member of the Bataka Supreme Council (which

 Mr. Mayiga said made the decision to lease Lubiri), Mrs. Mpanga informed

 the Lukiiko that, when they first re-established the Buganda Lukiiko, it

 was designed to ensure that ordinary Baganda were well consulted by their

 representatives and issues were strongly debated before major resolutions

 were passed.

 She complained, “But now, the Buganda Lukiiko is only a rubberstamp

 because there is no debate. The Katikkiro comes here and speaks for over

 one hour. Then the members are given two minutes to make comments. Next

 day, the lady who is minister for Lukiiko publishes resolutions that we

 never debated or agreed on at all.”

 As the clapping and cheers grew, Mrs. Mpanga continued her attack. She

 accused Mayiga and his partners of bringing the topic of Mengo Lubiri to

 the Lukiiko only after they faced serious public opposition. She said it

 was obvious to her that they had already made their decisions and were

 now

 looking for cover from Buganda Lukiiko. She questioned why, when Kabaka

 is

 supposed to have so much land, Mengo should offer Mengo Lubiri to

 foreigners and not some other land.

 “Mr. Katikkiro, you keep talking about putting Buganda’s issues first (

 *okusoosowaza*) and they include *Federo*. What kind of Kabaka are we

 going to have under a Federo where his palace is leased by foreigners?”

 she

 asked. She pointed out that [Kabaka Mutebi] is not supposed to be the

 last

 be Kabaka in Buganda. “What if a future Kabaka wants all the space in

 Mengo

 Lubiri? Are we then going to beg the foreign investors for the space

 our Kabaka needs?” she asked. Adding, “Some say that we got *Byooya bya

 nswa *(ant feathers for a Kingdom), are we going to accept that and also

 lease our Lubiri to foreigners?”

 Fearing that the situation was getting out of hand, one of Mayiga’s

 strongest supporters in Lukiiko, a man called Kasakya, requested the

 speaker that further discussion of the topic be continued in “sessional

 committees” since it was sensitive.

 A day later, the official Buganda Government website, www.

buganda.or.ug,

 only reported that “The Lukiiko agreed that, there is need to develop the

 Mengo palace but with utmost care without tempering with the tradition.”

 All 5 Mayiga watchers that BugandaWatch has contacted since February 1,

 2017, agreed that the “Joyce Mpanga roadblock” did serious damage but

 Mayiga will probably keep trying. In the meantime, Katikkiro Mayiga’s

 contract ends only 3 months away in May 2017.

 Below is additional BugandaWatch reporting on Katikkiro Mayiga’s scheme

 to

 lease Mengo Lubiri to foreigners, since February 25, 2015.

The European Union joins the Ugandan political opposition for Electoral Reforms

 

The EU Ambassador Kristian Schmidt (pictured) 

 

File photo 

By Solomon Arinaitwe


Posted  Thursday, March 26  2015 

 

Kampala.UGANDA. The European Union has become the latest group to rattle government, saying it shares the concerns of the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) about delays in passing electoral reforms.

In a statement on Wednesday, EU Ambassador Kristian Schmidt signalled that with less than 12 months before the February 2016 poll, time was running out, backing a view taken in the latest UHRC annual report. 

“With less than a year left to the next elections, electoral reforms need to be prioritised and implemented if they are to be effective and credible. The report is an important and highly relevant contribution by an independent body to the electoral reform debate,” Mr Schmidt said.

The EU is among Uganda’s leading development partners. 

The envoy also observed that in the last 12 months, it was pleasing to witness vibrant public debate on electoral reforms which has resulted in a number of concrete proposals.

Mr Schmidt’s statement came hours after a government reaction suggested it was reeling from the hard-hitting report by the UHRC.

“The EU, therefore urges the government to act promptly on the proposed reforms to ensure a level playing field and transparency in the 2016 General Elections,” the statement said. Government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo, who had on Tuesday said the report was “shallow and unfortunate”, again took a dim view of this latest in a rising chorus of criticism about the handling of the run-in to the 2016 election. 

“If you fast-track electoral reforms, what evidence is there that there will be consensus building and a good outcome? There is no guarantee that if we introduce the electoral reforms now there will be positive response,” Mr Opondo said.

But with the pressure for reforms building, government seems to be flip-flopping on when it will table them. Premier Ruhakana Rugunda last week back-tracked on a promise, saying it would be “erroneous to make false deadlines”.

Shadow Justice Minister Medard Sseggona yesterday indicated that the Opposition has now learnt of a plot by the government to shoot down Opposition plans to table a Private Members Bill on the constitutional amendments to ensure reforms.

“They have taken that decision that they will use their numbers to block us from taking leave of Parliament to prepare our Bill and that we will not be given a Certificate of Financial Implications (a key technical requirement for Bills). We are not deterred. We are preparing our Bills and will cross the bridge when we get there,” Mr Ssegona said.

sarinaitwe@ug.

nationmedia.com


Sijja kukkiriza baleeta ffujjo mu byakulonda kwa 2016 - Museveni asabye Tonda MU KKANISA:
Dec 27, 2015
Pulezidenti Museveni ne mukyala we, Janet ne bannaddiini oluvannyuma lw’okusaba ku Ssekukkulu mu kkanisa ya St. Luke e Nshwere mu disitulikiti y’e Kiruhura.

Bya MUSASI WA BUKEDDE

 


PULEZIDENTI Yoweri Museveni alabudde abatiisa okuleeta obutabanguko mu ggwanga mu kiseera ky’okulonda n’agamba nti tajja kubakkiriza.

Yabadde mu kkanisa ya St. Luke Church of Uganda e Nshwere mu disitulikiti ye Kiruhura ku Ssekukkulu. Yasuubizza nti abantu tebasaanidde kutya nti eggwanga liyinza okufuna obutabanguko okuva mu kulonda n’abagumya okusigala nga bakkakkamu.

Yabadde ayanukula Muky. Esther Magagga, eyategeezezza nti mu kiseera kino abantu abamu bali mu kutya, olw’enjawukana mu bantu abawagira ebibiina byobufuzi ebyenjawulo. Museveni yagambye nti abalowooza okutabula emirembe bajja kukolwako.

Mu kwogera kwe, era Pulezidenti yawabudde abalunzi mu kitundu okwewala omujjuzo gw’ente, n’ategeeza nti ng’oggyeeko okukosa ente zennyini, kyonoona n’omutindo gw’ettaka. Yabakuutidde okwawula mu ttaka lye balina, balundire ku limu okumala ekiseera ekigere.

Yasuubizza okukola okukola oluguudo lwe Nshwere.

Ate Muky. Janet Museveni yasabye Bannayuganda okwongera okuwagira gavumenti ya NRM, kuba y’esobodde okuleeta obumu mu bantu bonna. Yasabye wabeerewo okutabagana mu bantu abalina wadde balina endowooza z’ebyobufuzi za njawulo.


Museveni ng’akutte mukyala we Janet ku mukono.


Bamuseveni nga bayimba mu kusaba ku Ssekukkulu.

Museveni nga tannaba kugenda Kiruhura kukuza Ssekukkulu, yakubye olukuhhana lwa kampeyini ku ssomero lya Nakalama Primary School e Kigulu South gye yasuubirizza abantu b’e Iganga  bw’agenda okussa essira ku kutumbula eby’amazzi n’okukola enguudo mu kisanja ekiddako.

Yasuubizza okwongera okusima nayikondo mu byalo, kuba obubuga bungi nga Namagera, Ndodwe, Nambali, Idudi, Namungaalwe bugenda kufuna amazzi ag’emidumu. Waakugattako okubunyisa amasannyalaze mu kitundu kya Kigulu South kyonna. Yategeezezza nti oluguudo lwa Iganga-Tirinyi-Mbale lukolebwa ku buwumbi 73. Yasuubizza okukola olupya oluva e Iganga okuyita e Kiyunga okutuuka e Bulopa.

Olwaleero, Pulezidenti Museveni azzeeyo e Busoga ayigge akalulu akamuzza mu ntebe y’obwapulezidenti mu 2016. Eggulo ne ku Ssekkukulu yabadde awummuddemu eby’okunoonya akalulu.


1980-86 Ani oyo eyaleeta efujjo mukulonda nemukufuga kwa Uganda ate no nga obululu bwe nga omukulembeze tebubbiddwa?

Regional Tier for the Kingdom of Buganda was refused many years ago.


 With such an arrangement there is no need to have a lukiiko , or use the name Katikkiro or refer to Kabaka.







M/s Mpanga of Buganda Kingdom



They can call him Governor or District Head and seat him anywhere but not in Bulange.


We may be back to the same old arguments.



On 15 Feb 2017


By Haji Ahmed,

  1. Central gov't will cede specified powers and rights to the Buganda Kingdom.
  2. The citizens of Buganda Kingdom (who are these?) will elect a Lukiko (parliament) which will make laws to govern Buganda Kingdom.
  3. The Lukiiko will appoint the Katikioro (Prime Minister or President) who will head a government or administration. .

4.The Katikioro  is accountable to the Lukiiko, and the Lukiiko is accountable to Uganda Parliament.


So where does this leave the Kabaka? What are his constitutional roles: are they spelt out in the Constitution you keep going on and on about?



Buganda Government should be restored first with a Katikkiro with

executive powers and Lukiiko with legislative powers, which shall form

a Buganda Land Board, in accordance with the constituion, which will

manage Lubiri on behalf of the Kabaka, who, according to 1955

constitution holds official mailo and public land in Buganda, in

people;s trust.


 Mayiga is already a walking "former " Katikkiro.  A lot has happened!


 "In tribute to the United Kingdom and the Republic of Uganda, two bastions

 of strength in a world filled with strife, discrimination and terrorism."


*Buganda Lukiiko*,

 Katikkiro Mayiga seemed confident that members would rubberstamp his

 plans

 to lease the 132 year old national and cultural palace of the Kabaka of

 Buganda (*Mengo Lubiri*) to foreigners. He spent over an hour of reverse

 psychology, giving examples of how “naturally short-sighted Baganda” fail

 to appreciate any Katikkiro who introduces modernity to Buganda.  At the end, Mr. Mayiga confidently declared that, ultimately, nothing will stop

 his plans. However, his confidence seemed to evaporate when one Mrs.

 Joyce

 Mpanga got the microphone.

 In his marathon speech, Mr. Mayiga made a few highly contradictory

 statements that may have disturbed Mrs. Joyce Mpanga.  For example, as

 usual, Mayiga claimed that Kabaka Mutebi made the decision to lease Mengo

 Lubiri but, sensing negative reception, he later changed to, “The

 decision

 to re-develop Lubiri was made by the *Bataka Supreme Council* at the time

 government returned it.” Also, he aggressively defended construction of a

 hospital and conference facilities in Lubiri but later insisted that

 everything presented by Mengo so far were just concepts, not real plans.

 He

 blamed the press for saying that the project photos that Mengo

 distributed

 in Serena Hotel or on its Facebook page were real plans. He explained,

 “Those picture were just images downloaded from the Internet; one was, I

 think, the American white house.”

After Mayiga finished his long speech, one of the most intelligent,

 well-educated and knowledgeable Baganda alive, Mrs. Joyce Mpanga, threw

 down a “roadblock” against his scheme. When she got a chance to respond

 to

 Mr. Mayiga’s speech, Mpanga systematically, and with some humor,

explained

 why the Katikkiro’s  plans for Mengo Lubiri were poorly reasoned, not

 well

 informed by Buganda history or culture and are dangerous, even to Kabaka

 Mutebi’s reign.

 In his speech, Mr. Mayiga had spoken in the style of a non-Muganda when

 he

 said, “I can never understand Baganda” and claimed that Baganda are

 short-sighted because they opposed former Katikkiros Kawalya Kaggwa “for> bringing electricity” and “killed Martin Nsibirwa for donating Buganda> land> for the now glorious Makerere University”.  He even claimed that the same

 short-sighted Baganda complained when Ssekabaka Muteesa II brought horses

 to Mengo Lubiri, since they were used to cows.

 Mrs. Mpanga, mother of Buganda Attorney General David Mpanga and Kabaka’s

 Private Secretary Peter Mpanga went straight to the point after thanking

 the Lukiiko speaker. She opened with, “People tell me, sometimes in

 whispers, and others keep phoning me, some anonymously, saying that I

 must

 stop my lawyer sons from selling Kabaka’s palace. They tell me that the

 Katikkiro is my son, the second Katikkiro my son and the other lawyers

 are

 also my sons.

 “It appears that some of these people think that I have easy access to

 Kabaka, which [these days] is impossible. One even warned that [Baganda]

 may replace Kabaka Mutebi, as they have done to other Kabakas in the> past.

 And one of these people wrote to remind me that Baganda forced Ssekabaka

 Muteesa II to have his widowed mother to resign and get replaced as Namasole* (Kabaka’s mother) [when she decided to marry a commoner]. They

 told Muteesa that if his mother did not resign, he would have to go too.”

Pointing out that she was a member of the Bataka Supreme Council (which

 Mr. Mayiga said made the decision to lease Lubiri), Mrs. Mpanga informed

 the Lukiiko that, when they first re-established the Buganda Lukiiko, it

 was designed to ensure that ordinary Baganda were well consulted by their

 representatives and issues were strongly debated before major resolutions

 were passed.

 She complained, “But now, the Buganda Lukiiko is only a rubberstamp

 because there is no debate. The Katikkiro comes here and speaks for over

 one hour. Then the members are given two minutes to make comments. Next

 day, the lady who is minister for Lukiiko publishes resolutions that we

 never debated or agreed on at all.”

 As the clapping and cheers grew, Mrs. Mpanga continued her attack. She

 accused Mayiga and his partners of bringing the topic of Mengo Lubiri to

 the Lukiiko only after they faced serious public opposition. She said it

 was obvious to her that they had already made their decisions and were

 now

 looking for cover from Buganda Lukiiko. She questioned why, when Kabaka

 is

 supposed to have so much land, Mengo should offer Mengo Lubiri to

 foreigners and not some other land.

 “Mr. Katikkiro, you keep talking about putting Buganda’s issues first (

 *okusoosowaza*) and they include *Federo*. What kind of Kabaka are we

 going to have under a Federo where his palace is leased by foreigners?”

 she

 asked. She pointed out that [Kabaka Mutebi] is not supposed to be the

 last

 be Kabaka in Buganda. “What if a future Kabaka wants all the space in

 Mengo

 Lubiri? Are we then going to beg the foreign investors for the space

 our Kabaka needs?” she asked. Adding, “Some say that we got *Byooya bya

 nswa *(ant feathers for a Kingdom), are we going to accept that and also

 lease our Lubiri to foreigners?”

 Fearing that the situation was getting out of hand, one of Mayiga’s

 strongest supporters in Lukiiko, a man called Kasakya, requested the

 speaker that further discussion of the topic be continued in “sessional

 committees” since it was sensitive.

 A day later, the official Buganda Government website, www.

buganda.or.ug,

 only reported that “The Lukiiko agreed that, there is need to develop the

 Mengo palace but with utmost care without tempering with the tradition.”

 All 5 Mayiga watchers that BugandaWatch has contacted since February 1,

 2017, agreed that the “Joyce Mpanga roadblock” did serious damage but

 Mayiga will probably keep trying. In the meantime, Katikkiro Mayiga’s

 contract ends only 3 months away in May 2017.

 Below is additional BugandaWatch reporting on Katikkiro Mayiga’s scheme

 to

 lease Mengo Lubiri to foreigners, since February 25, 2015.

The European Union joins the Ugandan political opposition for Electoral Reforms

 

The EU Ambassador Kristian Schmidt (pictured) 

 

File photo 

By Solomon Arinaitwe


Posted  Thursday, March 26  2015 

 

Kampala.UGANDA. The European Union has become the latest group to rattle government, saying it shares the concerns of the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) about delays in passing electoral reforms.

In a statement on Wednesday, EU Ambassador Kristian Schmidt signalled that with less than 12 months before the February 2016 poll, time was running out, backing a view taken in the latest UHRC annual report. 

“With less than a year left to the next elections, electoral reforms need to be prioritised and implemented if they are to be effective and credible. The report is an important and highly relevant contribution by an independent body to the electoral reform debate,” Mr Schmidt said.

The EU is among Uganda’s leading development partners. 

The envoy also observed that in the last 12 months, it was pleasing to witness vibrant public debate on electoral reforms which has resulted in a number of concrete proposals.

Mr Schmidt’s statement came hours after a government reaction suggested it was reeling from the hard-hitting report by the UHRC.

“The EU, therefore urges the government to act promptly on the proposed reforms to ensure a level playing field and transparency in the 2016 General Elections,” the statement said. Government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo, who had on Tuesday said the report was “shallow and unfortunate”, again took a dim view of this latest in a rising chorus of criticism about the handling of the run-in to the 2016 election. 

“If you fast-track electoral reforms, what evidence is there that there will be consensus building and a good outcome? There is no guarantee that if we introduce the electoral reforms now there will be positive response,” Mr Opondo said.

But with the pressure for reforms building, government seems to be flip-flopping on when it will table them. Premier Ruhakana Rugunda last week back-tracked on a promise, saying it would be “erroneous to make false deadlines”.

Shadow Justice Minister Medard Sseggona yesterday indicated that the Opposition has now learnt of a plot by the government to shoot down Opposition plans to table a Private Members Bill on the constitutional amendments to ensure reforms.

“They have taken that decision that they will use their numbers to block us from taking leave of Parliament to prepare our Bill and that we will not be given a Certificate of Financial Implications (a key technical requirement for Bills). We are not deterred. We are preparing our Bills and will cross the bridge when we get there,” Mr Ssegona said.

sarinaitwe@ug.

nationmedia.com


Sijja kukkiriza baleeta ffujjo mu byakulonda kwa 2016 - Museveni asabye Tonda MU KKANISA:
Dec 27, 2015
Pulezidenti Museveni ne mukyala we, Janet ne bannaddiini oluvannyuma lw’okusaba ku Ssekukkulu mu kkanisa ya St. Luke e Nshwere mu disitulikiti y’e Kiruhura.

Bya MUSASI WA BUKEDDE

 


PULEZIDENTI Yoweri Museveni alabudde abatiisa okuleeta obutabanguko mu ggwanga mu kiseera ky’okulonda n’agamba nti tajja kubakkiriza.

Yabadde mu kkanisa ya St. Luke Church of Uganda e Nshwere mu disitulikiti ye Kiruhura ku Ssekukkulu. Yasuubizza nti abantu tebasaanidde kutya nti eggwanga liyinza okufuna obutabanguko okuva mu kulonda n’abagumya okusigala nga bakkakkamu.

Yabadde ayanukula Muky. Esther Magagga, eyategeezezza nti mu kiseera kino abantu abamu bali mu kutya, olw’enjawukana mu bantu abawagira ebibiina byobufuzi ebyenjawulo. Museveni yagambye nti abalowooza okutabula emirembe bajja kukolwako.

Mu kwogera kwe, era Pulezidenti yawabudde abalunzi mu kitundu okwewala omujjuzo gw’ente, n’ategeeza nti ng’oggyeeko okukosa ente zennyini, kyonoona n’omutindo gw’ettaka. Yabakuutidde okwawula mu ttaka lye balina, balundire ku limu okumala ekiseera ekigere.

Yasuubizza okukola okukola oluguudo lwe Nshwere.

Ate Muky. Janet Museveni yasabye Bannayuganda okwongera okuwagira gavumenti ya NRM, kuba y’esobodde okuleeta obumu mu bantu bonna. Yasabye wabeerewo okutabagana mu bantu abalina wadde balina endowooza z’ebyobufuzi za njawulo.


Museveni ng’akutte mukyala we Janet ku mukono.


Bamuseveni nga bayimba mu kusaba ku Ssekukkulu.

Museveni nga tannaba kugenda Kiruhura kukuza Ssekukkulu, yakubye olukuhhana lwa kampeyini ku ssomero lya Nakalama Primary School e Kigulu South gye yasuubirizza abantu b’e Iganga  bw’agenda okussa essira ku kutumbula eby’amazzi n’okukola enguudo mu kisanja ekiddako.

Yasuubizza okwongera okusima nayikondo mu byalo, kuba obubuga bungi nga Namagera, Ndodwe, Nambali, Idudi, Namungaalwe bugenda kufuna amazzi ag’emidumu. Waakugattako okubunyisa amasannyalaze mu kitundu kya Kigulu South kyonna. Yategeezezza nti oluguudo lwa Iganga-Tirinyi-Mbale lukolebwa ku buwumbi 73. Yasuubizza okukola olupya oluva e Iganga okuyita e Kiyunga okutuuka e Bulopa.

Olwaleero, Pulezidenti Museveni azzeeyo e Busoga ayigge akalulu akamuzza mu ntebe y’obwapulezidenti mu 2016. Eggulo ne ku Ssekkukulu yabadde awummuddemu eby’okunoonya akalulu.


1980-86 Ani oyo eyaleeta efujjo mukulonda nemukufuga kwa Uganda ate no nga obululu bwe nga omukulembeze tebubbiddwa?

 

 

 


As Buganda(Uganda) prepares for another visit by a Catholic Pope the media in this country is being put under very strict control:
 

 


Last Updated: 21 September 2015

Pope Francis in the Vatican of Rome, Italy:

 

The Vatican has issued guidelines for media coverage of Pope Francis' visit to Uganda in late November.

According to the guidelines, all official communication regarding the papal visit will have to be approved by the Vatican or the Pope's representative to Uganda, Micheal Augustine Blume.

National Communications Coordinator of the Catholic Church, Fr. Philip Odii read the guidelines during the formation of the Information and Publicity Committee for the Pope's visit. The committee is charged with ensuring that the Pope's visit gets maximum publicity, especially among rural and marginalized communities.

The media will be divided into three categories. The first; includes the Vatican-approved media crew with equipment capable of transmitting images and audio-visual materials in real-time. These include the over 70 journalists from the Vatican.

The second category includes national and regional media who will have to conform to approved standards of pontifical coverage, including all national media. The third ring will comprise the other approved journalists including international correspondents.

Fr. Odii says not all journalists need to get close to the Pope since there will be real-time relay of the events, adding that journalists should take advantage of the huge media centre that will be set up at Imperial Royale Hotel.

The first-ring media will stream the events live to the media centre without any logos, graphics and commentary to enable the rest of the media use them in their rebroadcasts and reports.

The information and publicity committee is headed by Bishop of Lira Diocese, Joseph Franzelli. It has sub-committees on media coordination, ICT and social media, as well as one on production of souvenirs and other information materials.

According to Isaiah Rwanyeniko who represents the government's Media Centre in the committee, accreditation of journalists will start shortly because of the many journalists expected to cover the event. Pope Francis is scheduled to visit Uganda this November from 27-29.

 

Of course the catholic media control must be there. Especially where those who are on the side of King Mwanga want to re-state their side of the Buganda- Namugongo religious and political civil war of 1886/1900. And they are not allowed to do so at any cost.

 

 

 Mwanga nga yetulidde ntende  e Buganda ayaniriza

                    Abagenyi Abazunga 1880.

 

DANIEL (DANYERI) BASAMMULA BUTAGALI.

Nnalinnya we ye Zalwango Mpologoma.

Omulongo we ayitibwa Lumansi. SSEKABAKA WA BUGANDA:

MWANGA II

Ennyumba ye eyitibwa Muzibwazaalampanga.

Ejjembe lye liyitibwa Kasajja.

Bakatikkiro be, be baali Mukasa wa Musu, ne Muguluma wa Njovu.

Apollo Kaggwa wa Nseenene. (Kirimu okukayana mubensenene nti era yali Musoga)

Bakadde be, be baali Muteesa I ne Abisagi Baagalaayaze wa Ngonge.

Emyaka gyeyafuga: 24/10/1884-2/8/1888 ate nazzibwaako nga 11/10/1889.

Wano Obwakabaka bwa Mwanga webukoma kirabika kyama kya Kattikiro we Sir Apollo Kaggwa na Bazunga beyali akolera amale akole nabo Endagaano eya 1900 eya Buganda ne Bungereza.

Muntalo zeddini ya Bazungu (Obukristayo) nezo Busiraamu(Mohammendan) zayawulamu Obwa Kabaka bwa Mwanga wano e Buganda, emirundi ebiri.

Baganda be Kiweewa Mutebi ne Kalema Rashid nebagabana kubwakabaka buno okubufuga.

Kiweewa yafugiramu: 2/8/1888-12/10/1888. Yamalako ennaku 72 zokka.

Kalema yafugiramu :12/10/1888-11/10/1889. Yamalako omwaka gumu gwokka.

 

Abazaana ba Ssekabaka Mwanga be bebano:

Damali Nanjobe Baliira wa Njovu. Yazaala Kagolo.

Dolosi Mwanoomu Bakazikubaawo wa Ngabi. Teyazaala.

Esiteera Nabunnya wa Ngeye. Yazaala Yusufu Ssuuna Kiweewa.

Evalini Kulabako Maasombira Omusubika wa Ngabi. Yazaala Dawudi Ccwa.

Looyi Lozi Nakibuuka Kaddulubaale wa Mamba. Teyazaala.

Loza Nantume wa Mbogo. Yazaala Nakibinge Bamweyana Ntengeekaawa e Namulanda, Busunju, Ssingo. Ye yali Kiweewa.-----Erya Ntengeekaawa yalimutuuma lwa kukuba kitaawe ekigwo nga bazannya omuzannyo gw’ekigwo.

Ssekabaka ono ye yasimisa ennyanja ya Kabaka mu lusenyi Nsiike. Nga 2/8/1888 yadduka nga olutalo lw’Abasiraamu lubalusewo.

Yaddako nga 11/10/1889 okutuusa 6/7/1897. Mwanga bwe yaddako omulundi ogwokubiri, kwe yalondera Apollo Kaggwa okulya Obwakatikkiro(1889).------Abasomi Abaganda nga begasse nabazunga(Abangereza) bebamuwaliriza.

Mwanga oluvanyuma ensonga zabasomi nga begasse wamu nabazunga byayongera okumulemesa okufuga obwakabakabwe. Yajeemera endagaano zabwe nga alaba Abazunga bamaliridde okulya ensi ye. Abakungu ba Buganda beetaba na Bazunga banno ne bamuyigga. Era nadduka nate neyegatta ne Kabalega omufuzi we Bunyoro okulwanyisa enfuga eno.

 

              Abaana abato abaali abasomi ba Mapeera nebalemmwa okutuukiriza emirimu

                             mu Lubiri lwa Ssekabaka Mwanga II. Ekibonerezo kwali kufa.

 

Oluvanyuma Mwanga yakwatibwa Abazunga bano nga bayambibwako Abakungu ba Buganda nga 9/4/1899.

Omusajja ayitibwa BAKULEMBEZE (mukifananyi) nga aduumirwa Kimbugwe ye yakwata Mwanga. Ate Semeeyi Kakungulu ye yakwata Kabalega. Baabakwata ku lunaku lwe lumu mu kifo ekiyitibwa Kyakwala mu Bukedi.

Kabalega bamukuba omukono ne bagumenya.

Baabaleeta e Kampala nga batambuza bigere era baatambula nga bagenda basula mu bifo bino:

Kyakwala-Kikabukabu-Kaga-Makitwe-Mukyula, awo ne basaabala Kyoga ne bagguka e Kisalizi.

Okusinziira ku Sir Apollo Kaggwa, wano we baava nga 3 Maayi 1899 ne bagenda e Kirinda-Wabigagi-Kaamuwanula-Kirwazza-Kalagala-Kiteezi-Kampala. Eryo ly’ekkubo lye baayitnaga Kyamuwangaaza. Babatuusa e Kampala nga 11 Maayi.

Kattikiro yasaba Abazunga, Mbogo n’Abalangira abalala n’Abambejja, balabe ku Mwanga era ne bakkiriza.

Kyokka olwavaawo ku olwo nga 11/5/1899. Abazungu ne babatwala e Busaabala ne babawangangusa okubatwala e Seychelles(Sesere). Eno Ssekabaka Mwanga gye yaseererera nga 8/5/1903.

Ccwa Mutabaniwe Abazunga baali bamala dda okumuteka kubusika nga 14/8/1898.

Kibi nyo abalala okumenyamenya obulombo bwa Buganda. Abakungu ba Buganda bakali-nkwe basooka kusirika ne batakuba ku Mujaguzo kulanga nti Kabaka yaseerera. Era ne bwebaabika kyabatwalira emyaka 7 okukakasa ng’Abaganda tebakyasobola kwekalakaasa, oba okuleeta emitawaana emirala gyonna. Olwo no nebalyoka bazza enjole ya Mwanga nga 2/8/1910 era enkeera nga 3/8/1910 nebamutereka e Kasubi ku kitaawe awatali kulwawo. Anti nokusumulula enjole osanga bingi ebyandilabise. Kubanga bamukuba kyasi kya mundu.

Bamuzza ng’akyali wamu ng’alinga eyeebase okukakasa nti yeye. Ate ye Kabalega engeri gy’ataafuna bujjanjabi mangu ng’amaze okukubwa omukono, yeeyongera okulwala ne gutana ne guvaako. Baamuzza mu 1925 ne bamugaana okudda mu nsi ye, ne bamukkuumira awo e Mpummudde e Jjinja mu nyumba ya Kakungulu nga alina omukono gumu. Mbu omutabani yamala dda okumusikira. Kibi nyo Kakungulu kubanga awo Kabalega naye bamujjawo nga njole ye Bunyoro.

 

OKUMALIRIZA KWA SSEKABAKA MWANGA:

 

Wadde nga Kattikiro wa Buganda, Sir Apollo Kaggwa, yagamba nti Mwanga yaseerera lwa bulawadde nga’azimbye omubiri gwonna. Abaganda tebakkiriza nti Mwanga yazaama lwa bulwadde. Anti Abazunga n’Abakungu baali beeraliikirira Mwanga nga bamanyi nti Abaganda tebakkiriza kusikiza muntu ng’akyali mulamu.

Ate nga Mwanga ye yali amaze okubajeemera nga baagala kussaawo mulala gwe banaakozesa kye baagala. Kyebalina okukola, kwe kuggyawo Mwanga.

 

 

Why are the catholic martyrs more revered than the rest of those other Ugandan religious minds that were killed off: 

 

 

Pilgrims looking at effigies of some of the Uganda martyrs who were burnt alive.

 

PHOTO BY FAISWAL KASIRYE

 

By Didas Kisembo

Posted  Wednesday, June 3  2015

 

 

The story of the Uganda Martyrs is probably one of the most re-told stories there is in the Uganda Christian faith context. The 45 men that gave their lives in a grandiose show of faith etched their names in history.
However, for almost the entire part of that history, it is the 22 Catholic martyrs that have been celebrated the most. What you will not hear of is that there were another 23 or so Anglican martyrs and Muslims too.

History tells of the 22 Catholic Martyrs killed between 1885 and 1887 by Kabaka Mwanga of Buganda; 13 of the martyrs were burnt to death at Namugongo. 
What history does not tell us is that a decade before the Christian martyrs embraced their end; Muslim men had also met the same fate in Namugongo – perished in a blazing inferno – on the orders of Kabaka Mutesa I, Mwanga’s father.
History does not give us figures of those martyrs. However, some history books and collaborations put the number between 50 and 70.

“I think the Catholic church – which has the largest following on the planet – moved fast to not only recognise but prop it martyrs and that made a huge difference. Other faiths have taken long to do that,” say Julius Twinamatsiko, a seminarian at Kitabi seminary. 
Following the deaths, the Roman Catholic Church used the episode to make the victims the focus of a “cult of martyrs”.
On June 6, 1920, the Catholic martyrs were beatified by Pope Benedict XV and canonized by Pope Paul VI in 1964. The other two martyrs were speared to death in Paimol, Gulu in the North of Uganda in October 1918. 
They were beatified by Pope John Paul II on 20th October 2002.

Infrastructure
“Then there is the issue of infrastructure. The setting up of the magnificent Namugongo shrine structure created a convergence point for many,” explains Jamada Musa, a Muslim scholar at the Islamic University in Uganda.
“When you compare the Anglican shrine or the mosque set in the same place to remember the Muslim martyrs, then you would understand why the Catholics carry such an allure.”

In the 1970s, ex-President Idi Amin attempted to build a mosque in the memory of the Muslim martyrs. Land for the project was allocated opposite the current Anglican martyrs’ church in Namugongo. However, Amin was ousted before his plans would come to life. 
On the other hand, the Basilica of the Uganda Martyrs at Namugongo was built in 1968 attracting massive pilgrimages and the Catholic Church is currently working out plans to expand the shrine to even accommodate larger numbers.”

Publicity
Whenever there is commemoration of the June 3 event, the Catholic Church always makes sure that they organise an epic event on a global scale with the Church in Rome overseeing proceedings.
Twinamatsiko says the June 3 Martyrs Day has given the church a platform for them to celebrate their martyrs like Charles Lwanga, an advantage that the other churches have not grasped and built upon.

Subsequently,Fr Francis Muwonge, the executive secretary at the Namugongo shrine says each year, Namugongo has witnessed an influx of close to a million pilgrims and an audience of millions upon millions across the globe.
“For now, it looks like it will take a whole lot of effort from other faiths to pull the names of their fallen afore. More so, it will require a whole lot of investment and dedication from their followers, otherwise the Catholic martyrs will continue to remain the most celebrated for the foreseeable future,” he adds.

Names of Uganda Catholic Martyrs

Fifty years ago, Pope Paul VI, canonized 22 Catholic Uganda Martyrs on October 18, 1964
St. Charles Lwanga was a Muganda by tribe from Buddu county (Birinzi village) but there are mixed findings about his parents. 
St. Matthias Mulumba Kalemba was a Musoga by tribe from Bunya county in Busoga. His biological parents, however, are not known. 
St. Noah Mawaggali was a Muganda by tribe from Ssingo county and of Bush-Buck (Ngabi) clan -Tragelaphus Scriptus. His father was Musazi and mother Meme. 
St. Kizito was the youngest of all the Martyrs who died at the age of 14. He was a Muganda by tribe from Bulemeezi county.

St. Joseph Mukasa Balikuddembe was the head of Catholic Church during the absence of Catholic Missionaries and a leader all Christians. 
St. Denis Ssebuggwawo (Musajja-mukulu) was by tribe a Muganda from Bulemeezi county. His father was Kajansi and mother, Nsonga ( Musoga). . 
St. Pontian Ngondwe was a Muganda by tribe from Kyaggwe county and of White Egret (Nnyonyi) clan -Bubulcus Lucidus. .

St. Andrew Kaggwa Muddu-aguma Mugoowa was a Munyoro by tribe from Bugangayizi county but his parents are not known as he was just captured from his home-land by Buganda raiders. 
St. Athanasius Bazzekuketta is a Muganda by tribe. Though his county of origin is unknown, his father was Kafeero Kabalu Sebaggala and his mother Namukwaya (Buffalo Clan)…

St. Gonzaga Gonza was a Musoga from Bulamoogi county. His parents are not known, though it is said in various writings that he belonged to Lion (Mpologoma) clan.. 
St. Luke Baanabakintu a Muganda by tribe from Ggomba county. His father was Mukwanga and mother Kusuubiza of Seed Clan. Baanabakintu was of Lungfish (Mamba) clan—Protopterus.. .
St. James Buuzaabalyawo was a Muganda from Mawookota county. His father was Sebikejje but his mother is unknown. He was of Black and white Colubus Monkey (Ngeye) clan -Colobus Polykomos.

St. Gyavira Musoke was a Muganda from Busiro county, his father was Semalago but his mother is not known. He was of Lungfish (Mamba) clan—Protopterus.. 
St. Ambrose Kibuuka Katikamu was a Muganda by tribe from Ssingo county. His father was Kisuule and mother Ampera... 
St. Anatoli Kiriggwajjo was by tribe a Munyoro. His parents and county of origin are not known as he was captured during the inter-kingdom wars and brought to the king’s palace. 
St. Achilles Kiwanuka was a Muganda by tribe from Ssingo county. He is from Scaly Ant-Eater or Pangolin (Lugave) clan.

St. Mbaaga Tuzinde was a Muganda by tribe from Busiro county and of Lungfish (Mamba) clan - Protopterus. 
St. Mugagga Lubowa was a Muganda by tribe from Mawookota. His father was Mazinga and his mother Nassubwa. He was of Leopard (Ngo) clan -Felix Pardus…
St. Mukasa Kiriwawanvu was a Muganda by tribe from Kyaggwe county and of Sheep (Ndiga) clan - ovis. His father was Lumanyika and mother Malokuvaawo (Musoga).

St. Adolphus Mukasa Ludigo was a Munyoro by tribe from Mwenge-Toro . His parents are unknown because he was captured in the inter-kingdom wars and brought to the palaca as a captive.. 
St. Bruno Sserunkuuma was by tribe a Muganda from Buddu county. His father was Namunjulirwa and mother Ndibaliza…
St. John Mary Kiwanuka Muzeeyi was the last Catholic Martyr to be killed by king Mwanga. He was a Muganda from Buddu county.

Christianity in Uganda

1875
Explorer and journalist H. M. Stanley arrives at the palace of Kabaka Muteesa I, and the Kabaka writes a letter to England requesting for missionaries to be sent to his kingdom.

June 1877
Anglican Missionaries of the Church Missionary Society (CMS) arrive at the Kabaka’s Palace and soon start spreading their faith among the natives. Key among them is Alexander Mackay. 
1885 
The first martyrs are killed on the orders of Kabaka Mwanga, as the new faith starts to clash with the Kabaka’s reign. Andrew Kaggwa is one of the very first killed.

1886 
The famous mass killing of martyrs takes place, the majority of them burned at Namugongo –comprising of the canonised Catholic martyrs as well as several protestant ones.

1888 – 1892
The Buganda religious wars erupt, in form of a three-way struggle between Protestants, Catholics and Muslims for the political control of the country. Protestants win control with support of British Imperial forces, but agreements are made to co-exist with Catholics and Muslims.

June 6, 1920 
Pope Benedict XV beatifies the Martyrs as “Charles Lwanga and he others”, starting on the journey of declaring them Saints of the Catholic Church.

October 29 1939
Joseph Kiwanuka is consecrated Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church, at St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome, becoming the first bishop of the Catholic Church to come from Sub-saharan Africa in modern times.

October 18 1964 
The 22 Catholic Martyrs of Uganda are solemnly proclaimed Saints by Pope Paul VI in St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome 1977. Bishop Kiwanuka assists the Pope in the ceremony.

1968
The Basilica of the Uganda Martyrs at Namugongo is built and becomes the venue of massive pilgrimages.
February 1977
Archbishop Janan Luwum is killed by President Idi Amin Dada after he critics the dictator over his terror-bestrewn leadership.

2008
Archbishop Luwum is declared a saint and a statue of him is elected at West Minister Abbey in London, the seat of the Anglican branch of Christianity, making him one of the foremost African icons of the faith.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Bano no be bamu Kubakungu abayamba ku Apollo Kaggwa okutta Ssekabaka Mwanga

                          nebalyooka begabanya ettaka lya Buganda

 

Abamuwangangusa Abazunga tebaggyibwangako lukongoolo nti be baasala amagezi agaatuttira bbaffe ono. Era bwe yakisa omukono baalwawo nnyo okuzza enjole ye. N’olunaku lwe yaseerera tebaamubika, era okuggyako Kattikiro we yekka, abazunga bano tebaaluwandiikako nnyo mu bitabo byabwe nga kiringa ekiraga nti tebaalumanya.

Kyokka ekyokusaalirwa Abakungu baffe baakozesebwa nnyo. Be bamu abaalonda Dawudi Ccwa nga wa mwaka gumu okusikira kitaawe, ate olwamala okutereka Mwanga ne baleeta Ccwa n’abikka akabugo, ne baabya olumbe era ne bamusumika, ne bamulaga abantu nti, “Ono kakati ye Kabaka wammwe asikidde Mwanga."

Ne bamutwala mu Kkanisa ne bamusabira, ne bamuteekako omulundi ogwokubiri!

 

OMULEMBE GWA SSEKABAKA MWANGA:

 

Kyetagisa buli Muganda enakku zino okusoma okufuga kwa Ssekabaka ono. Kino kyekiseera governmenti ya Bungereza eyayitibwanga Governmenti Enkuumi okutandika okuyingira mubuli nsonga z'ensi ya Buganda. Buli nsonga yonna eyali ekwata kumutuuze wa Buganda ate era ne Uganda wano enkyukakyuka wezatandikira. Ssekabaka Mwanga naye yagenda okulaba nga obuyinza takyalina. Ssekabaka Mwanga nga abasomi abamujjeemede nga bamutekako nsonga za buli bwabisiyajji. Buli abakungu beyateekanga kumusango gwokuttibwa akalabba nga abasomi bamuwa linya lyakufirira ddini yabwe. Era bangi babawa obwa Saints (Obutukuvu) naddala mu ddini ya Bukatuliki. Okukkakkana nga Mwanga musibe wabantu be ate nabo abajja nga abagenyi okukyalira Kitaawe Ssekabaka Muteesa I.

Okutandiika okulwana ne mundu ne ntalo ezamannyi ezisobola okutta abantu abangi ddala ate nokubawamba wano w'ezitandikira. Si mu Buganda yokka naye ne mu Africa yonna. Okunoonya OBUBUDDAMO munsi endala wano w'ekutandikira mubujjuvu. Sikubafuzi ba Buganda bokka naye Nabatuuze ba Buganda bonna ate ne munsi nyingi mu Africa yonna. Omulembe gwa Ssekabaka Mwanga entalo ze ddini namawanga agava ewala enyo kwekutandiika era nekwawula mu ensi Buganda wakati nga ensonga ze Namugongo bwezilaga. Obuyinza okufuga ensi Buganda nebuva mumikono gya Ssabasajja n'Olukiiko. Ebyenfuna, ettaka nebirala bingi nebitandika okukyuka mu nkola yaabyo.

Kizibu okulowooza nti ensi Buganda kakano omwaka 2014 esobola okuddayo okubeera nga bweyali omwaka 1899. Ekiseera kiyiseewo kya myaka 115.

 

 

The present Kabaka of Buganda, Ronald Mutebi, meets the Catholic Pope Francis in Kampala and gives him and his wife a red Catholic Bible:

Publish Date: Nov 29, 2015
BY Enock Kakande

 

Pope Francis met with the Kabaka of Buganda, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II and Nnabagereka Sylvia Nagginda on Saturday at the residence of Kampala Archbishop Dr. Cyprian Lwanga in Lubaga.

Francis prayed for the Kabaka and his queen. He also presented to them bibles and rosaries.

 

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What then does this greeting mean for the Ganda traditionalists who since 1898 were cursed by the European colonialists during those historic violent civil wars in the Acient Kingdom of Africa?

One must not forget that most of the very early Kingdoms were destroyed under the judgement of European colonial empires for the human love of Christianity and much of their territories taken over for ever more. Some sort of apology is very much necessary for that sort of misconception of the living Christian God on the part of the European colonialists.

 

The Katikkiro of the State of Buganda has defended Ssekabaka Mwanga's political actions during the end of the 18 Century Ganda civil wars:

Buganda Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga (L) with Mr Ssalongo Mulumba, the caretaker

of the Kasubi Tombs, at the monthly inspection of the tombs in Kampala.

Photo BY Abubaker Lubowa

By Joseph Kato & Eseri Watsemwa 

Posted  Wednesday, December 2  2015 

Kampala.BUGANDA KINGDOM:

Ugandans should not condemn Ssekabaka Mwanga 11 but extol him as a national hero whose orders to execute the Uganda Martyrs have earned the country prestige, the Buganda premier has said.


Mr Charles Peter Mayiga said Ssekabaka Mwanga’s actions were a blessing in disguise since every Pope and other people across the world pay homage to Uganda to specifically identify with the martyrs who died for their faith. 
“Uganda is one of the few, if not the only country in Africa that has hosted three popes. This is not by coincidence. It is because Mwanga planted the seeds for us by ordering the killing of the martyrs. I feel very proud of him,” said Mr Mayiga.


Mr Mayiga was addressing Buganda subjects at a monthly tour to Kasubi Royal Tombs which are under reconstruction after they mysteriously went ablaze in 2010.


Besides, the tombs are where Kabaka Mwanga and other past Buganda kings were buried. 
The Katikkiro and other Buganda dignitaries visit the royal tombs every first day of the month to check on the progress of the reconstruction work.


The Uganda Martyrs are a group of 23 Anglicans and 22 Catholic coverts to Christianity who were murdered between November 1885 and January 1887 on the orders of Kabaka Mwanga, Kabaka Mutebi’s grandfather.
A debate has, however, raged on as to whether Ssekabaka Mwanga II was justified in ordering the killing of the Uganda Martyrs or whether the martyrs could be classified as rebels who would not have survived any regime or kingdom.


The katikkiro scoffed at people who questioned why Pope Francis held a meeting with Kabaka Ronald Mutebi during his three day historic visit to Uganda, reminding Ugandans that the missionaries who taught religion were invited by Kabaka Mutesa 1.


He added that if the Kabaka had not invited missionaries, perhaps religion would not have come into Uganda at the time.


“In case you wonder why the Pope met Kabaka Mutebi, the answer is simple. He is the grandson of Mutesa who invited missionaries and thus is the head of the church. We explained to the Pope the history between Buganda and religion in Uganda and he was amused,” he said.


Since the world was commemorating the World Aids Day yesterday, the katikkiro also cautioned the youth against reckless behaviour that could lead them to contract the deadly HIV and other sexually related infections. He added that Uganda cannot develop when the people are bed-ridden as a result of HIV.

 

Beatification
The Catholic Church beatified the martyrs of its faith in 1920 and canonised them in 1964. Majority of the martyrs were burned alive between May 25 and June 3, 1886 in Namugongo.

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One reckons the Ganda King Muteesa I of the Ancient Kingdom of Buganda, invited the British Government to assist in developing trade and technology right in the middle of the massive continent of Africa as was the Ottoman Empire doing during those very difficult times. Various Religions were already flourishing in the minds and souls of the African peoples as normal human beings on planet earth.

 

 

The African-British Archbishop of York, Great Britain, commissions Hannington sanctuary in Busia, Uganda.

L-R: Tororo Catholic Diocese Bishop Emmanuel Obbo, Bukedi Diocese Bishop Simon Bogere Egesa,

Archbishop of York John Sentamu, chairperson of the Uganda Judicial Commission Justice

James Ogoola and former Bishop of Bukedi Diocese Nikodemus Okille pose in front

of a tree in Budimo village, Busia District, where the remains of the bishop were

kept for four days in around 1887.

 

PHOTO BY DOMINIC BUKENYA

By Henry Lubega

 

Posted  Friday, February 20  2015 
 

 

Traditional, religious and political leaders in Uganda, Kenya and York in Britain have paid homage to the late Bishop of the Equatorial Africa James Hannington at the Hannington Shrine in Budimo village, Busia District.

Religious leaders led by Archbishop of York John Sentamu, Bishop of Bukedi Diocese Simon Bogere Egesa and Bishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Tororo Emmanuel Obbo among others, attended the function on Wednesday.

For the first time in more than a century, the great grandsons of the chiefs of the two kingdoms where Bishop Hannington was loved and where he was killed, met.

Chief Luba Munulo Juma, the great grandson of chief Luba in whose dominion (Busoga) and on whose orders Hannington was killed (and not on the orders of the late King of Buganda or Uganda, King Daniel Mwanga II) met with chief Peter Mumia II, the great grandson to Paramount chief of the Wanga Kingdom Nabongo Mumia, who had given Hannington porters and guides to Kabaka Mwanga’s palace.

The paramount chief later allowed Bishop Hannington’s remains to be buried in his territory at the cost of his people.

During his visit to the shrine, Archbishop Sentamu commissioned the construction of the administration block of Bishop of York Bible College, Canterbury Square, Hannington Tabernacle Chapel and the York Gardens in Budimo.

Sentamu’s visit was crowned by the ecumenical service conducted by bishops Bogere Egesa and Obbo.

The head of the organising committee, Justice James Ogoola, said Archbishop Sentamu’s visit was not only a religious symbol, but a reconciliation ceremony between the people of Luba in Uganda and their counterparts from Mumias in western Kenya.

“I wanted to reconcile the descendants of the two dramatists in Hannington’s last days. One gave him escorts and guides, the other killed him. The two families met for the first time and I made sure I gave each of them a Lusamia Bible and asked them to shake hands as a sign of reconciliation,” Justice Ogoola, also the chairperson of the Uganda Judicial Commission, said.

The place was first dedicated by then Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey in 1998, as a Hannington shrine.

Chief Luba Munulo Juma in his remarks said: “I don’t feel guilty for what my great grandfather did, the bishop died because of his stubbornness before the cultural leader.”

Chief Peter Mumia II said Bishop Hannington was a Christian not an explorer, killed by those who did not understand him.

More developments

According to Justice Ogoola, plans are also underway to make the shrine a national pilgrimage for Christians to remember Bishop Hannington for his sacrifice for that new Christian faith to the Africans in 1888.

hlubega@ug.nationmedia.com

 

 

 

 

The Omukama of the Ancient Kingdom of Bunyoro 1961.

 

 

Buganda Royal Properties under African Military Occupation since 25 May 1966.

 

The State of Buganda Property badly destroyed by the government of the Republic of Uganda 24 May 1966.

               This was a criminal act made that has not as yet received justice.

 

The Republican Ugandan Police is trigger happy to fight the Buganda Resistance Movement

                  That developed after the political crisis of 24th May 1966.

 

 

Engeri endala ebyafaayo bya Buganda ate era ne Uganda bwebirabamu enfuga ya Ssekabaka Mwanga.

 

How the Uganda martyrs passed canonization test

 

 

SUNDAY, 01 JUNE 2014 20:04

WRITTEN BY ROBERT MUGAGGA

 

 

 

  Mwanga ne Kabarega nga eddini ya Bazunga ebafudde basibe.

 

  

At first the Roman Vatican Empire wanted to canonise only Charles Lwanga.

 

On October 18, 2014, Ugandans will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the canonization of the 22 Catholic Uganda martyrs. It was way back in 1964 in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, when the late Pope Paul VI officially declared the Uganda

martyrs saints whose martyrdom day, June 3, was to be observed by the faithful all over the world.

The canonization of the martyrs came 78 years after their martyrdom at Namugongo and other places. This year, as we celebrate Martyrs’ Day, many Ugandans may not be aware that the journey to canonization wasn’t that easy. According to Fr. Charles Lwanga Ssengendo and Fr. Tony Musuubire of the Kampala Archdiocese archives office at Lubaga, the Catholic Church in Uganda had to work hard to prove to the Vatican that the Ugandan martyrs indeed deserved to be recognized as saints.

Fr. Ssengendo salutes Ugandans who played a major role in seeing to it that the martyrs were canonized. Without such people, he says, probably there would be no Uganda Martyrs’ Day. The unsung heroes whose names are hardly mentioned on the day include the two religious officials who investigated and later made a strong case for the canonization of the martyrs; Fr. Timoteo Ssemwogerere [in Uganda] and Fr. Antonio Wouter [Vatican].

The two provided powerful institutional backing that resulted in overwhelming support for the martyrs. Also credited in this regard are former archbishops, Henry Stretcher (Masaka), Joseph Cabana and Joseph Kiwanuka (Lubaga), and Joseph Heath (missionary of Africa). Bishop Heath helped locate the relics of St. Charles Lwanga and Matia Mulumba, which had been buried under a mango tree at Nalukolongo by Christians who fled Kabaka Mwanga’s persecution to Bukumbi in Tanzania.

On his part, Archbishop Joseph Kiwanuka stood firm and questioned the Vatican’s earlier decision to first canonize only Charles Lwanga with the fate of the others to be decided on individual basis.

 

“The Archbishop disagreed, reasoning that since all the martyrs lived at the same time, prayed and died together, they had to be canonised at the same time,” said Fr. Ssengendo.

 

It was also possible that the Bazungu(Abazunga, Colonialists) could not easily allow such a big number of Africans to become saints at once. Fr. Tony Musubire said the Vatican felt uncomfortable canonizing especially those martyrs that were not baptised at the time of martyrdom, the likes of St. Mukasa Kiriwawanvu.

“In this regard, Archbishop Kiwanuka strongly reasoned that such martyrs too deserved to be canonized, after all they had experienced a tougher sort of baptism, a baptism of fire.”

A staunch Catholic named Charles Lwanga, 64, of Musigula zone in Lubaga, recalls an incident in the early sixties when Archbishop Kiwanuka was tasked to explain why the Vatican was taking long to canonise the Ugandan martyrs.

“Kiwanuka categorically put the blame on certain satanic forces inside the Vatican,” Lwanga recalls. The archbishop was probably referring to the office of the “devils’ advocate,” an office whose job then was to try to knock down the case for sainthood. Other important players in the canonization of the martyrs include the late Bishop Adrian Kivumbi Ddungu, who succeeded Archbishop Kiwanuka at Masaka. He vigorously marketed the cause for canonization and was among the clergy that made it to Rome to witness the grand canonization ceremony.

Ugandan drums

Ugandan drums were the first African musical instruments to be played in St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome, during the canonization ceremony. A Ugandan choir led by the great composer Joseph Kyagambiddwa performed during the event on October 18, 1964. History was made when Ugandan traditional musical instruments such as drums, adungu and ndingidi became part of liturgy.

This was significant because in colonial Uganda, such musical instruments had been deemed satanic by the early missionaries who saw them used in traditional shrines. It was the Second Vatican council that cleared the instruments. With the canonization out of the way, the next task was to market the martyrs all over the world.

 

One man that stands out here is the late Emmanuel Cardinal Nsubuga. He’s credited with overseeing the construction of the current Uganda Martyrs Basilica at Namugongo. He went on to make history by successfully inviting the pope to visit Africa for the very first time. In 1969 Pope Paul VI came to Uganda to bless the Uganda Martyrs Basilica which was then still under construction.

That visit played a big part in raising awareness in the whole world about the Uganda martyrs. Others that played a key role in promoting the martyrs included Bro. Augustino Tarcisio, J.F Faupels and Msgr. Lawrence Mbwenga. Yet the story of the Uganda martyrs would be incomplete without mentioning the roles played by the two popes, Benedict X and Paul VI, who beatified and canonized the martyrs respectively.

Pope Paul VI, in particular, cultivated a special relationship with Africa. Besides being the first pope to visit Africa in 1969, the pope used this visit to try and reconcile the then warring factions in Nigeria. Both the Nigerian federal government and the Biafra separatists sent delegations here to meet the pope as Vatican officials stated the pope was prepared to stay in Africa for a month in a bid to bring peace to Nigeria.

Pope Paul VI, who reigned between 1963-1978 showed a special devotion to Uganda. In his will, he donated some of his wealth to the people of Uganda, some of which was used by Kampala Archdiocese to build the Pope Paul Memorial Community Centre in Ndeeba, on the outskirts of Kampala.

But who can dare celebrate the Uganda Martyrs Day without remembering Fr Simon Lourdel, the French priest that was nicknamed Mapeera (mon pere –my father- in French). The young priest brought the Catholic faith to Uganda in 1879. He is credited with teaching Christianity to the Kabaka’s pages, the group from which the martyrs emerged.

There were also two nuns: Sr. Aloyse Criblet and Sr. Richidis who in the 1920s prayed to the martyrs and got cured of bubonic plague. It was this miracle that enabled the martyrs to be beatified. Then came the crucial second miracle that involved Salongo Revocato Kalema of Bigada in Kyotera. He prayed to the martyrs and got cured of the curved legs he was born with.

 

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Ssabasajja asiimye okwetaba mu Mmisa ya Paapa Francis e Namugongo:
Kampala,Buganda  Nov 26, 2015
Bya DICKSON KULUMBA

 

KABAKA Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II asiimye okwetaba mu mmisa Paapa Francis gy'agenda okuyimbira ku kiggwa ky’Abajjulizi e Namugongo ku Lwomukaaga luno.

Minisita avunanyizibwa ku Ntambula za Kabaka Hajjati Mariam Mayanja n'abakulira eby'okwerinda bya Kabaka nga bakulembeddwamu Capt. Stanley Musaazi, ow’Abagenyi e Mmengo David Ntege wamu n’abatuuza ba Kabaka balambudde Namugongo okulaba embeera bweyimiridde.

Bwanamukulu w’e Namugongo Fr. Vicent Lubega yabalambuzza ekifo nga bwe kifaanana n’okubalaga ekifo Kabaka wanaatuula n’okulaba engeri Kabaka gyanaatuukamu mu kifo kino n’okukivaamu.

Mu ngeri y’emu Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga wakubeera ku kisaawe Entebbe okwaniriza Paapa Francis nga yakatuuka era nga yasabye Obuganda okwaniriza obulungi Paapa.

Yali Ssekabaka Muteesa I eyayita abazungu okuleeta mu Uganda eddiini ng’Abakatuliki okuva e Bulaaya bajja kuno mu 1879 olwo Abajjulizi ba Uganda ne battibwa nga June 3,1886 e Namugongo eryaali ettambiro ekkulu erya Ssekabaka Daniel Bassamulekkere Mwanga II.

 

 

Nb.

Kirungi omuzzukulu wa Daniel Bassamulekkere Mwanga II okwetonda nasiima okubeera kumikolo gino!