In Bunyoro kitara
The Bagungu who are agitating for the secession from Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom have unveiled steps they have undertaken to form their own cultural institution.
Speaking to www.mknewslink.com during an interview at his home in Kisita cell in Masindi municipality, Norman Lukumu the former Bunyoros premier explained that he is the chairperson of Bugungu Cultural Revival Association (BCRA) an association which is championing the formulation of their cultural institution.
He added that the Association was formed one year ago after realizing that Bunyoro Kitara kingdom had neglected them by failing to protect their lake, preserve their culture, protect them from land grabbing among others adding that now the association has come out broadly to fight for these. He added that the Association has eighteen members.
He explained that Bagungu have been agitating for cultural autonomy such that they can do their own things without any interference noting that since the secession process started no official from Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom has ever bothered to ask why Bagungu are doing so.
Lukumu also narrated that in order to sell the idea to the Bagungu, they have put in a place a talk show at Biiso Radio in Bulisa district such that they can sensitize the masses on the need for their cultural institution.
He also said they have presented their road map to the district leaders such that they can grace it adding that they are doing all this out of the guidance given to them by the Gender and Labor Minister Janet Mukwaya when they approached her for guidance on the matter.
However, the Bulisa county Member of parliament Stephen Birahwa Mukitale has been against this move saying that this cannot be a solution for the problems of Bulisa. Mukitale has been agitating for unity among the people of Bunyoro.
The chairperson LCV Bulisa district Simon Kinene is also not in support of the secession saying that Bagungu are a sub set of Banyoro who are supposed to work in harmony. He was also once quoted saying that a king is born but not elected.
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