Katikiro urges NRM leaders to fix Buganda issues

By Phiona Namukasa

The Katikiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga has blamed those who criticizing the Central region for not voting NRM candidates in the elections that were carried saying it was not due to tribal sentimates.

While speaking to the press today after casting his vote in Wakiso district, Katikiro said, this wasn’t promoting tribalism as people say but voters only voted for the candidates that they had confidence and who had promised to deliver the best service.

In the previous years, the Central region mainly Buganda has been voting leaders from different tribes and different parties which means that the change this time could have been because they have seen ability in those of the new prominent opposition party.

He further stated that may be NRM leaders should just address the challenges that the people in the Central region are facing so that they can be voted next time instead of picking on the Baganda.

Katikiro also encouraged voters to be careful as they vote for Local leaders because they are the ones at the front line ,they should ensure that whoever they vote for will be in position to do whatever it takes so that development activities are implemented.

Buganda premier to participate in the 2020 Virtual Rotary Cancer Run

By Deo Wasswa

With just two days left to the 2020 virtual Rotary Cancer Run, Buganda Katikkiro, Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga, has pledged his participation in the upcoming virtual Rotary Cancer Run that is to be held on the 30th of August 2020.

The Cancer run has for the past nine years attracted over 50,000 thousand participants from Uganda and the diaspora, who have joined the effort towards fighting the Cancer scourge through the proceeds from the Rotary Cancer Run marathon and the charity drives.

During a press engagement at Bulange in Mengo, the Prime Minister, Buganda Kingdom, Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga said, “It is reassuring to see the organizers and partners of the Rotary Cancer Run keeping their goal of fighting cancer alive, despite the tides that have come with COVID-19 and I therefore hereby confirm my participation in this year’s virtual run, thanks to their relentlessness and drive exhibited.”

He explained that, “Fighting cancer is not just about buying machines and building bunkers, it embodies a number of aspects including exercising and nutrition, which lifestyles are pivotal in preventing Cancer,” adding that, “this program is beyond what meets the eye, and it is at this point that I call upon fellow Ugandans to participate in the forthcoming virtual Rotary Cancer Run this Sunday.”

In relation to the unprecedented times, organizers of the annual Rotary Cancer Run marathon have opted for a virtual run in observation of the Ministry of Health standard operating procedures in curbing the spread of the corona virus.

While giving her remarks, Beatrice Lugalambi, General Manager Corporate Communications and Marketing at Centenary Bank stated that, “As a Bank, we have been part of the Rotary Cancer Run for 9 years now, majorly because the Rotary mission aligns well with our Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives of supporting the communities where we serve,” adding that, “For this reason, we earmarked up to UGX 100 million as our commitment towards the Virtual Rotary Cancer Run 2020.”

All 74 branches of the bank are confirmed to be participating in this year’s Rotary Cancer Run.

“I urge everyone to be part of this cause by donating any amount because every coin counts. I also encourage us all to participate in this year’s run,” Lugalambi concluded.

“The virtual Rotary Cancer Run will be streamed live on Rotary Uganda official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/RotaryCancerRunUg/), and intention to enable participants to join in from the comfort of their homes or communities,” noted Past District Governor (PDG) Stephen Mwanje, the Chair Uganda Rotary Cancer Programme, adding that, “Participants can use their vests from the previous years, and they can go ahead to post a picture or video on their social media platforms with the hashtag #RotaryCancerRun2020, dedicating it to a friend, or loved one and inviting them”

For runners who wish to receive a participation certificate, a request can be made directly at the Uganda Rotary Cancer Program website (www.urcp.org) on Sunday, August 30th, 2020. Download and share it with your WhatsApp groups and other social media accounts.

Donations for the 2020 Rotary Cancer Run can be made through CenteMobile platform by dialing *211#, select Centenary Bank branches, or CenteAgent by sending the contribution to Account Number 3100023145 (Account Name: Rotary Cancer Run) additionally participants can purchase a Face mask at Ushs 10,000 at Centenary Bank Branches, select Capital Shoppers outlets, Shoprite Lugogo, and Rotary Offices at 9th Floor NIC Building.

Katikiro asks electoral commission to consult stakeholders

By Daudi Zirimala

The Katikkiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga has warned the electoral commission against organizing a general election without fully consulting all stakeholders saying such a process will contested in court’s of law.

speaking during the Buganda Great Lukiiko Mayiga noted that electoral commission would consult all concerned parties including cultural institutions on how best elections could be conducted amidst the covid-19 pandemic without being partisan.

Mayiga says for the electoral commission to implement the revised electoral road map it has to first consult political parties,Uganda law society,cultural institutions, elders forum among other in order to have a free and fair elections come 2021

Katikiro discourages politicians from changing parties

By Segawa Robert
The Katikiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga has blasted politicians who are not firm in their parties and beliefs.
Speaking during the memorial service for former Kampala Mayor  and Democratic Party president John Ssebaana Kizito at Namirembe cathedral on Friday,Mayiga said politicians should emulate Ssebaana Kizito who never left Democratic Party .
He said many politicians are fond of crossing from one party to another which he said is wrong asking them to remain firm to their beliefs like Ssebaana did. West Buganda Diocese’s Rev.Henry Katumba Tamale urged believers to always do good while on earth. He said that believers should not only talk about good deeds but put them into practice.
Uganda Young Democrats in their green and white colours plus Buganda Bika football association were represented. Among other dignitaries present at Namirembe cathedral included government chief whip Ruth Nankabirwa,Dr.Kizza Besigye,Olara Otunnu,Nobert Mao and Amama Mbabazi .

Don’t abandon your wife- Katikiro

By Daudi  Zirimala

The Katikiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga has urged men not to abandon their women when they suffer fistula.

The Katikiro made the remarks as the Kingdom handed over a contribution of 70 million shillings to Kitovu hospital to support the treatment of fistula patients.

The money was collect from the Kabaka’s birth day run held this year. Katikiro Mayiga expressed concern that many men don’t want to stay with their women when they acquire fistula yet they are the ones who impregnate the women which exposes them to fistula.

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