I am of the opinion that the honey moon with the NRM Government should be over. What is legally due to Buganda is Buganda’s property, and the NRM Government should not take the institution for granted. If there are premises that the Government has used for a long time with least regard to payment of rent, this development cannot go on indefinitely. There must be arbitration thought. We got Oil companies into Uganda to help us in oil exploitation, and when disagreement on taxation arose, the final resolution was to resort to court.
We want Government to pay what is due to Mengo and or come up with a timetable to see payments made. If there is no ready money, there should be some instrument Government should be able to issue to Mengo that can help access some money to carry on developments to help the poverty situation in the region. Sitting back defeats the logic of why our leaders may have gone to school. Legal methods must be sought to see that the Government of Uganda pays what is due to Mengo.
Hopefully, this is not a big challenge to the Attorney General at Mengo. Money due to Mengo must be realized, and also steps should be taken to see that properties that by law belong to Mengo are returned.
William Kituuka Kiwanuka