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Kamuswaga to mark 10 years

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By Martins E. Ssekweyama

Posted  Thursday, May 15   2014 at  21:21
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Rakai.

The Kamuswaga of Kooki chiefdom, Apollo Ssansa Kabumbuli II, is set to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his installation this weekend.
The Kooki minister of information, Mr Stanley Ndawula, said although the anniversary is normally marked on May 15, this year’s celebrations will take place tomorrow at Lwentulege village in Kagamba Sub-county, Rakai District.
President Museveni is expected to grace the ceremony.

Revise agreements
Mr Ndawula said some articles in the agreement signed between Kooki and Buganda should be revised but “that should not be misconstrued to mean that Kooki wants to secede from Buganda”.
“All we want are some changes and that’s all,” he said without giving details.
According to Mr Ndawula, the chiefdom still faces low living standards and poverty but it plans to develop Lake Kijjanibalora and plateaus at Byakabanda into tourist attractions to generate income.

About kooki chiefdom
According to the chiefdom spokesperson, Kooki was created in 1896. It enjoys a mutual relationship with Buganda Kingdom where it sits and has a representative in the Lukiiko. When kingdoms were restored in 1987, Kooki was among the first traditional institutions to get back its property.