Umukuuka pardons all those fighting him,calls for stronger unity
By Kitts D.Mabonga
The Bamasaaba cultural institution head has declared a unilateral pardon to all those persons that have reportedly been fighting him and his administration and called for stronger cooperation ahead of the new year that should see more development programs taking root within his administration.
Umukuuka Bob Mushikori told elgon daily news recently during an exclusive interview at his residence in senior quarters that he had pardoned and forgiven all people who have been fighting him and his administration and called upon all to join him in striving to strengthen the institution for the common good of his people.
WARM GREETINGS; GREETINGS; The Umukuuka Bob Mushikori [R] greets the RDC Manafwa district Ahmed Washaki as JB Tsapwe the minister in charge of the office of the prime minister Inzu Ya Masaaba looks on.
‘I have pardoned and forgiven all people who have been fighting me and my administration and I call upon them to join other Bamasaaba to promote unity and development of our people’ he noted adding that all stakeholders like clan leaders, delegates should stay united for the common cause of Bamasaaba people in Uganda, Kenyan and diaspora because the reason that let to establishment of the institution without being divided still stands.
He used the opportunity to appeal to political leaders like LC5 bosses to join him in lobbying the government for granting them the proposed Bamasaaba University as a deliberate strategy to promote the empowering of the young people with skills that help them create own jobs as opposed to looking at the government for jobs of which are not readily available.
‘Am humbled to appeal to all the LC5 leaders from my administrative jurisdiction to join me in my deliberate efforts of lobbying the president to grant us a University to exclusively offer professional hands -on training opportunities to hundreds of thousands of our youths because a skilled youth can never indulge in acts of criminality but contributes to the development of his household’ observed Mushikori.
He said president Museveni personally asked him of what he wanted him as president to help him and he swiftly told him about his dream of setting up a Bamasaaba University at the Bugema UPDF Barracks land that would go a long way in empowering the youths to become economically self-dependent as opposed to looking at government for white collar jobs.
He said Museveni reportedly promised to send a team from state house to work out the modalities and the budget so that the dream and desire might become true in the very near future.
He called upon all stakeholders including civil society organizations interested in education, religious leaders the academia and media to drum support for this project because most cultural institutions have already secured Universities and yet Bugisu was strategic with plenty of potential to transform the country to the next level of development.