The interim king of Busongora heritage kingdom Daniel kashagama imara bazira has pledged to prioritize peace and stability for the Rwenzori region which has been affected by tribal and cultural Violence since 1960’s.
Kashagama who was recently chosen to sit for King Apolo Kyomya Rubyahi Bwebale who is currently committed to civil service where he serves as Resident District Commisioner as well as hunting votes for the NRM was picked among other subjects given the throne by the busongora’s council of Accession.
Kashagama whose kingship name is Ndahura II was crowned by the kingdom’s council of accession at Muhokya in the popular kabirizi palace which is known for Rituarl performing and accommodating busongora’s tradition heritage sites.
He replaces Apollo Bwebale the Resident District Commissioner for Nakasongola who had been selected to take over from his father Ivan Bwebale who passed away on April 28 but he could not because he is still an active civil servant as well as politicians.
In an interview with amakuru reporter, Kashagama revealed that number one on his agenda is to priorities peace building process by first cooperating with other Kings in the region, Embark on education, awareness campaign for peace, and engaging subjects in income generating activities.
The basongora say have been missing a lot due to the absence of the king who would be helping them to look for bursaries and scholarships and other state benefits which other cultural leaders are benefiting.
Amid praising slogans from his subjects, Kashagama said that his cultural institution is constitutional adding that whoever is not happy with his enthronement should seek legal redress in the courts of law.
Kashagama said that there are plans to invite President YoweriMuseveni to recognize the cultural institution officially and preside over the coronation ceremony.
He said that the challenge ahead of possible recognition is to construct a palace that dignifies the cultural institution.
The deceased cultural leader Ivan Bwebale Rutakirwa Rwigi IV had previously broken the ground for the construction of the palace near Hima town council.
KigamboMugara the acting chairman land board in Busongora commended the new king on his plan to help resolve the conflicts in the Rwenzori region.
“The king is prioritizing resolving conflicts in the region that is very good because for long we have suffered a lot as a result of conflicts and very many people have died,” said Mugara.
The newly enthroned Busongora King is pushing for affirmative action for his kingdom. Kashagama said that the constitution provides for marginalized communities like his own to get special representation and consideration on government programs.
By Simon K. Turibamwe.