Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu-OBR cultural institution in Kasese district has raised concerns about leaders who are frustrating the efforts to rebuild the institution.
According to OBR leaders led by Prime Minister Joseph Kule Muranga, many of the leaders have not been supportive of the agenda to rebuild the Institution’s trust among the community and the government.
These remarks were triggered by the absence of Area Members of Parliament at a meeting organized by the institution targeting elected and appointed leaders of the Rwenzori region on Monday.
Out of the six MPs in the district, only NRM’s Ferigo Kambale representing Kasese municipality and Sowedi Kitanywa of Busongora North constituency were in attendance.
Several other invited leaders including the town mayor Chance Kahindo were neither present nor did they delegate. The meeting was aimed at discussing the role of leaders in rebuilding the OBR institution.
Muranga said it’s hard for the kingdom to grow without the support of elected leaders.
He says leaders have constantly and deliberately shunned kingdom events despite being invited formally.
Nathaniel Walemba, a member of the Privy Council says it’s unfortunate that there are uncoordinated efforts to rebuild the institution just because some people have personal interests.
He says that there is progress on discussions to release Omusinga Charles Wesley Mumbere and warns that there should not be anyone hoodwinking the subjects that they are behind such efforts other than that of government and the OBR.
John Thawithe, the OBR spokesperson said that the meeting was postponed to this month to allow time for the newly elected leaders to first take on their offices of work.
Rev. Ezra Mukonjo, the chairperson Inter-Religious Council representing Kasese says the moment the principles of the institution are divided, they can never progress.
Kambale said that all members representing Kasese in parliament had planned to attend the meeting but were later diverted into other engagements they could not avoid.
Harold Tonny Muhindo, the Bukonzo East MP says that he had travelled to the district for the same meeting but later got an emergency at home.