Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II has implored parents and leaders at various levels to preach against greed saying it has led to gripping corruption in the country.
Speaking at the 25th coronation ceremony Kabaka said, greed breeds to corruption a vice that has failed County’s earnings, education, health services and self-development. He called for reactive measures to curtail greed, “our country will be destroyed if we don’t act,”
“Stick to our culture, corruption has led to insecurity, murder among other criminal activities. Discipline-wise, in early years, children were cautioned to embrace good social manners and against illicit activities,” he said.
Muwenda Mutebi ascended his forefathers’ throne at Naggalabi-Buddo in 1993 following various engagements with president Museveni initiated by Prof John Kitende for Kabaka’s return from exile where he spent over 20 years.
Mr. Mutebi called for restoration of cooperative unions for job creation and economic diversification and value addition. He said Ugandans owned cooperative firms which perished during civil unrests that were experienced in the recent years.
At the function, he lauded government and stakeholders for their engagement in the fight against HIV/AIDS. He cautioned his subjects to always test for catastrophic diseases for medication.
In his remarks the guest of honor Asantehene Osei Tutu II, the 16th traditional ruler of the Kingdom of Ashanti in Ghana called for togetherness noting that the chain that links Buganda and his kingdom situating back in early 1990s when his grandparents met with Kabaka Muteesa in exile.
“We don’t have enemies, we should work with each other, our enemy is poverty, and we should work towards economic achievement in of Africa and our countries,” he said at Mengo.