By Flavia Ajok
HOIMA: Hoima city council has passed a resolution condemning the planned secesion of Bugungu from Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom.
The motion was moved by Sylvia Balyesiima Nalumaga, the city’s leader of government business and seconded by Achilis Kiiza, the city’s secretary for health during a council seating on Thursday.
This comes at a time when a section of Bagungu in Buliisa district is pushing for secession from Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom citing marginalisation and erosion of their culture, allegations Bunyoro Kingdom denies.
Brain Kaboyo, the city’ mayor said the secession is being pushed by what he termed as a few people pursuing selfish goals.
Kaboyo added that the Bagungu have harmonously lived in the kingdom for long and he dismissed the claims of marginalisation being advanced by the secession agitators.
He added that the city council has decided to condemn the secession because they want Bunyoro to remain united the way it has been before even the secession agitators were born.
Edward Isingoma, the city’s speaker revealed that the council has decided to condemn the plans to split any part from Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom because the Bagungu breakaway will set a bad precedence that will see other communities breaking away from the kingdom.
Isingoma added that Bunyoro unity is its strength in terms of bargaining for development for the region and he advised those pushing for the succession to instead seek dialogue with the kingdom so that their grievances can be resolved amicably.
Recently some sub counties and town councils in Buliisa district passed resolutions supporting the planned Bagungu secession from Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom while others rejected it.