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Museveni orders shs60m monthly payment to Kingdoms, Cultural Institutions

Left to right: Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa, Vice President Jessica Alupo and Ms Rukia Nakadama, the third Deputy Prime Minister and Mayuge Woman MP at the wedding.

Kampala, (UG): Uganda’s President, H.E Yoweri Museveni has directed the Parliament to pay all recognized cultural institutions Shs60m monthly for them to run smoothly.

The pronouncement was made by Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hon Thomas Tayebwa while speaking at the wedding reception of His Majesty Kyabazinga William Gabula Nadiope IV and Her Royal Highness Jovia Mutesi at Igenge Palace, Northern Division in Jinja City on Saturday.

“The president made a directive that the Kingdom must be well facilitated, let’s go and implement the President’s directive of giving each Kingdom Shs60. I promise on behalf of all members of Parliament that the directive will be implemented because after here we are going to work it out,” Mr Tayebwa said.

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In his remarks, Tayebwa urged the newly wedded Kyabazinga to build on the momentum Busoga has brought into the country to transform the Kingdom.

“His Majesty, I urge you to build on the momentum Busoga has brought into the country and transform the sub-region. If many people including the President have contributed to this royal wedding overwhelmingly, why don’t we do more in terms of support and change the economy of Busoga?” he wondered.

At the same wedding, President Museveni through his Vice Jessica Alupo donated a customary gift of 20 cows to the royal couple, while his son Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba contributed 10 cows and the Deputy Speaker five cows, among others.

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Prior to the wedding, Busoga Kingdom Prime Minister Dr Joseph Muvawala said that the Kingdom plans to embark on the construction of a commercial plaza which will act as a source of revenue to the Kingdom.

Some of the recognized cultural institutions and Kingdoms in Uganda include; Buganda, Busoga, Tooro, Bunyoro, Rwezururu, Bamasaba, and Acholi among others.

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