Busoga Kingdom has rejected the appointment of Kyabazinga William Nadiope as Ambassador. Through a response issued by the Busoga Prime Minister Dr. Joseph Muvawala on Thursday, he stated that the Kingdom had rejected the appointment.
“At the extra ordinary meeting of the Court of Isabakungania and Executive members of the Busoga Clan Leaders Assembly held today 2nd-02-2017 at Bugembe: Clan Leaders noted the intention of His Excellency The President of the Republic of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, to appoint His Royal Highness Isebantu Kyabazinga William Nadiope Gabula IV, to the office of Ambassador Special Duties. The Clan Leaders agree with His Excellency that in the person of William, Busoga and Uganda have someone of high integrity, high sense of responsibility and purpose; one eager to transform one’s people from poverty to middle income level,” reads the letter.
However, they don’t agree with his appointment to the position of Ambassador. “It is not reasonable or correct for Isebantu the Kyabazinga to be placed in a position that may require, compel and or oblige His Highness to take instructions other than from the Olwekobaano Lwa Busoga, The Royal Chiefs’ Council or The Clan Leaders’ Court. The appointment is inconsistent with the Constitutional position implied in the legislation above mentioned which bars a Cultural leader to engage in partisan politics, have or exercise any Administrative, Legislative or Executive powers of Government or Local Government,” the statement adds.