President Museveni, Kabaka Discuss 2013 MOU

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Kabaka Mutebi (M) meets President Museveni at State House Entebbe on Friday. Looking on is the Buganda Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga. PPU PHOTO.

By UBC Reporter

Buganda Kingdom has disclosed that the meeting on Friday, between President Museveni and Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II was to discuss the 2013 memorandum of understanding (MOU).

Photographs emerged on Friday of Kabaka Mutebi, accompanied by Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga and Prince David Wasajja meeting President Museveni at State House, Entebbe.

The Senior Presidential Press Secretary Don Wanyama described the meeting as a courtesy call.

However, the Buganda information minister Noah Kiyimba, told journalists that a wide range of issues concerning the Kingdom were discussed.

Since the signing of the 2013 MOU, the central government has officially returned 293 land titles to Mengo government. The first batch of titles totaled 213 while the second batch was 80. Some of these land titles are for administrative buildings in the different counties and sub-counties.

The other properties that the kingdom is still demanding that are either returned or be compensated for are the Jesa Farm on Mityana Road, Muteesa House in London, which was sold by the Milton Obote government, Plot 52 Kampala Road which houses King Fahd Plaza and Buganda Shares in Uganda Electricity Board among others.

Kabaka Ronald Mutebi had last visited the State House in September 2009 shortly after the riots that broke out in Buganda when he was blocked from visiting Kayunga district.