Obwa Kyabazinga Bwa Busoga and Busoga political leaders under their development umbrella-Busoga Consortium for Development held a week-long prayer event which aimed at re-integrating the kingdom’s people and its leaders.
The activity which started on 25, July climaxed on Sunday, 31 with a consensus for all political leaders to cease hostilities against themselves and dedicate the Kingdom to God.
Key among the notable presence at the final ceremony of the event are Kyabazinga William Wilberforce Gabula IV and the entire Kingdom leadership, First Lady Janet Kataha Museveni, Prime Minister Robinah Musafiiri Nabbanja and religious leaders under their umbrella -the Inter-religious Council.
It also attracted all Central Government Ministers, Members of Parliament plus other leaders from Busoga.
In a statement issued on Monday 1, the Consortium expressed appreciation towards all the participants, notably the Inter Religious Council and Busoga political leaders for seeking God’s hand in resolving long-standing squabbles amongst themselves.
“This is to thank the people of Busoga, the religious leaders of Busoga and the Political leaders of Busoga for the successful week-long prayer that was concluded
yesterday at Iganga Municipal Council primary School” reads the statement in part.
“We want to thank the inter-religious council. We also want to thank the political leadership of Busoga for seeking God’s intervention in reconciling Busoga and Basoga,” it reads further.
Also appreciated are the First Lady and Minister of Education Hon Janet Kataha Museveni who was represented by Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja for honouring the invitation and the initiative to reconcile Busoga with God.
Vice President Rtd Maj Jessica Alupo was unable to attend the closure on Sunday but she was acknowledged for “the goodwill and support and interest to support Busoga Development.
The Prayer week is hailed for having created a moment of reflection, facilitated reconciliation and deepened cohesion among the Basoga and her political leaders.
A solemn commitment was made by all Busoga political leaders from all political to use every available avenue and opportunity to attain social-economic transformation and prosperity for the people of Busoga.
The event climaxed with the reconciliation commitments from Deputy Prime Minister Rebecca Alitwaala Kadaga and her General Duties counterpart Jutine Kasule Lumumba, who have been at loggerheads for long. Owekitibwa Osman Noor- the serving Deputy PM of Busoga and Owekitibwa Muhammed lubega the first Deputy Prime Minister spearheaded the efforts to reconcile the two.
At the end of the activities, the Kyabazinga His Royal Highness William Gabula Nadiope IV declared a decision to
rededicate the kingdom and his people back to God.
” His Royal Highness has
sought God’s healing of himself, his people, his land, Busoga resources and Busoga’s wealth to God’s divine renewal,” reads the statement signed by Kingdom deputy Premier Prof Muhammad Kisambira, who also chaired the organising Committee and heavily participateeed in the reconciliation efforts of the leaders.
Busoga’s political leaders also rededicated themselves to the service of Busoga
and her people. They reconciled themselves.
The statement further hailed
the political leaders for recommitting themselves to work for a united, prosperous
Busoga, and for rallying the population to end the disunity
that he says has stunted the progress of Busoga Region.
“I thank Rt. Hon Dr. Rebbecca A. Kadaga 1st Deputy Prime Minister of Uganda, Rt. Hon
Rukia Isanga Nakadam 3rd Deputy Prime Minister of Uganda, Rt. Hon Justine Kasule
Lumumba Minister for General Duties OPM, Hon Babirye Milly Babalanda Minister for
Presidency, Hon Proscovia Salaamu Musumba Vice Chairperson Forum for
Democratic Change (FDC), Hon Baroda Kayanga Watongola MP, Hon. Mugema Peter
MP, Hon Naigaga Mariam MP, Hon Sauda Alibawo MP, Hon Kisa Stephen MP, Hon
Museum Milton MP, who all reconciled together and prayed for the reconciliation of
Busoga.” Adds the statement.