Kampala. The Katikkiro of Buganda, Mr Charles Peter Mayiga, has warned Wakiso residents to desist from encroaching on Kabaka’s land.
Mr Mayiga said many residents have put up illegal structures on the land but that the law would soon catch up with them.
“We know and we see people building permanent structures on Kabaka’s land but at an appropriate time, we shall use the law to bring back what belongs to the Kabaka because we have grown up fighting for those properties so it will not be hard for me to bring back kabaka’s land,” he said.
The Katikkiro was speaking on Tuesday during the fundraising project popularly known as Etofaali in Wakiso District.
He noted that Naggalabi Hill found in Buddo is Buganda’s historical land which should not be encroached upon. The Naggalabi cultural site is where the Kabaka is enthroned in a traditional ceremony.
Mr Mayiga also mentioned Wamala Tombs as the other cultural site that had been encroached upon.
“So this land is not just a mere land but it’s our Kabaka’s land which we always use to host some of the cultural ceremonies for the kabaka, so no one should encroach on it,” Mr Mayiga said.
The Katikkiro also said the kingdom has collected more than Shs7.4 billion during the fundraising drive, which money is aimed at developing Buganda.
The fundraising drive started from Sseguku, Kinawa, Buddo, Naggalabi, Kasenge and ended in Kyengera Trading Centre. By close of Tuesday, the Katikkiro had collected more than Shs70 million.