Rwenzururu Veterans in Bunyangabu district call for sensitization meetings on cultural values, norms and practices


Rwenzururu Veterans living in Bunyangabu district, Rwenzori sub-region have asked the Rwenzururu King (Omusinga) Charles Wesley Mumbere Iremangoma to arrange for meetings aimed at sensitizing them about the Bakonzo cultural norms, values and practices.

The Veterans under their umbrella organization, “Kateebwa – Kiboota Vulnerable Group,” sounded the remarks today afternoon during their visit to the Omusinga at his Kamaiba based Royal Palace in Kasese town.

Mr. Saleri Kitsa Serebende, the Group’s Chairperson told the Omusinga in their report that some of his subjects in Bunyangabu district still lack knowledge about their traditional values, norms and practices, suggesting that it would be a good idea for the cultural institution to sensitize them so that they also disseminate the message to the young generation.

Serebende also requested for a skills’ training center in their area for the benefit of the subjects especially the single mothers who have dropped out of schools.

Misulesi Kabugho, a widow appealed to the King to put in place some measures meant to support the education of the orphans who lost their parents during the Rwenzururu Movement struggle.

In his remarks, the Omusinga, who supported their idea, said that upholding the cultural values and norms was so important for identity purposes.

 The Omusinga also revealed that the cultural institution was planning to mobilize and support the orphans who are in schools so that they are enabled to continue with their studies after stabilizing from the rebranding process. He, however, noted that the orphans were also entitled to benefit from the ongoing scholarships and bursaries that government has given to the Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu.


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