Mayiga praises Ssemajege for his role in Buganda affairs

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Gen Kale Kayihura lays flowers on Ssemajege’s casket

Gen Kale Kayihura lays flowers on Ssemajege’s casket at his burial. Photo by Issa Aliga 

By Issa Aliga

Posted  Friday, December 20   2013 at  02:00

In Summary

Mr Ssemajege, a Ugandan of Rwandan origin served in Buganda Lukiiko as deputy premier .


Sembabule- Buganda Premier Charles Peter Mayiga has asked Ugandans to unite for a peaceful co-existence.
Mr Mayiga was speaking at the burial of Festo Ssemajege, a former deputy speaker of the Buganda Lukiiko, at Karushonshomezi Village in Ntuusi Sub-county Ssembabule District.

Mr Ssemajege, a former Member of Parliament for Lwemiyaga, was laid to rest on Wednesday after dying of a cancer-related illness on Friday last week.

Mr Mayiga urged people in Buganda to be tolerant of other tribes as well as working hard to achieve prosperity.

“Buganda welcomes all types of people irrespective of tribe colour or orientation, however, they must show loyalty to the Kabaka,” he said.

Ssemajege was a Ugandan of Rwandan origin but is praised to have served the Buganda Kingdom with dignity and devotion.

Maj Gen Frank Mugambage, the Rwanda ambassador to Uganda, described Ssemajege as a person who loved his country but had found a home in Buganda.

Ms Anifa Kawooya, the Sembabule Woman MP, people should emulate Ssemajege, saying he hated antagonists and played a big part in the return of Buganda’s property (Ebyaffe).