Kadaga amplifies Busoga’s demand for cultural assets

The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga on Saturday told President Yoweri Museveni that like Buganda, Busoga kingdom also needed its assets returned.

Speaking at this year’s Kagulu rock climbing challenge in Buyende district, Kadaga told Museveni that government’s continued occupation of Busoga kingdom assets is causing a lot of losses to the cultural institution.

She mentioned cultural buildings and cultural sites from which the kingdom would have collected revenue to support its programs.

In July 2013, Museveni signed a landmark agreement with Buganda kingdom returning 217 key properties including prime land in the city and markets to the institution of the Kabaka of Buganda.

Kadaga also asked the president to consider working on all tourism roads to boost the number of tourists visiting the sites and also extend power to Kagulu which will enhance trade and tourism.

In response, Museveni pledged to work with Kadaga to boost tourism in Busoga and indicated that a number of tourism roads in Buyende, Kamuli and Kaliro would be worked on.

He asked the locals to support him in campaign to develop infrastructure as opposed to raising salaries of civil servants.