List Of Cultural Leaders In Uganda
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Government has de-gazetted the names and titles of all traditional and cultural leaders which appeared in the Uganda gazette, general notice No. 303 of 2014.
The decision is contained in an August 4th letter to the Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation-UPPC cancelling the initial list of cultural and traditional leaders gazetted in May, 2014.
Uganda Radio Network has learnt that the list contained errors especially on the titles granted to the gazetted leaders.
State minister for Gender, Rukia Nakadama tells URN that “All the titles were contentious and the error can only be corrected after withdrawing the may gazette”. She adds that the ministry of Gender will now consult the various cultural institutions on the appropriate titles.
The annulled list appeared in the Uganda gazette of 6th May 2014. It contained 14 recognized traditional and cultural institutions.
They included; The Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi of Buganda, Ubimu Phillip Olarker Rauni of Alur, the Paramount Chief David Onen Acana of Acholi, Omukama Solomon Gafabusa Iguru of Bunyoro Kitara, the Kamuswaga Apollo Sansa Kabumbuli II of Kooki and Omukama Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi of Tooro.
Others were; The Won Nyaci Yosam Odur of Te Kwaro Me lango, The Kwar Adhola of Tieng Adhola, the Isabaruli Constantine Butamanya Mwogezi Mwatansozi of Buruli, the Emorimor Papa Augustine Osuban Adugala of Teso, the Omusinga Charles Wesley Mumbere Iremangoma of Rwenzururu, the Ikumbania Bishop John Chrizestom Wayabire of Obwa Ikumbaania Bwa Bugwere, Umukuuka Uwelukoosi Wilson Wamimbi of Inzu Ya Masaaba, and Omudhingiya Martin Kamya Ayongi of Bwamba.
It however, did not recognize the Kyabazinga of Busoga. The kingdom is said to have been left out due to the ongoing wrangles that have kept the kingdom without a substantive Kyabazinga since the death of Henry Wako Muloki in 2008.
The annulment letter is signed by Minister for Gender, Labour and Social Development Mary Karooro Okurut and copied to the Ministers of State in the Ministry of Gender and Permanent Secretary Ministry of Gender.