Buganda Kingdom Premier Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga has urged Ugandans to put Chief Justice (CJ) Owinyi-recent Dollo’s disparaging remarks about the kingdom behind them.
According to Katikkiro, the CJ has apologized because of his emotional outburst, and Ugandans have to forgive him so that the country can stay as one.
Katikkiro Mayiga made these statements at Bulange Mengo, following a closed-door meeting with the Owiny Dollo.
According to Katikkiro’s statement, we all make mistakes many times, but it is not easy to come out and apologize. In Buganda, we say that ‘omukwano guva mungabo (literary translated as friendship comes after a fight),” Katikkiro said.
Furthermore, Mayiga stated that what unites Buganda and Acholi is stronger as compared to what should divide us.
Moreover, there are no drugs in hospitals, and the country’s education system needs to develop in both areas. We must intermarry, and more than that, we all are Ugandans; these are the things that will unite us.
Katikkiro also praised the Chief Justice for his bravery and also stated that he is now a brother of the Buganda Kingdom.
Mayiga stated that the chief justice came as a friend, and he is going to leave as a brother. I urge all Ugandans to leave all that which left us behind.
On his part, Owiny-Dollo stated that the meeting with Buganda’s premier was very crucial as it has made up for his mistakes.
According to the chief justice, this meeting was meaningful. We leave here, and we know that we are more close now than hitherto.
The Chief Justice was with several officials, including the former Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) party President Olara Otunnu among others.
Last week, Owiny-Dollo apologized to the Kabaka of Buganda, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi, over his comments that the king was carried for treatment in Germany in a presidential jet.
As per the reports that claimed that he was emotional during the time when he was remarking the statements and apologized to Kabaka Mutebi.
Owiny-Dollo stated that “I at this moment unequivocally, unreservedly, and of my free volition, wholly retract that reference and also tender my apology to His Majesty the Kabaka. According to Sources, I will communicate to the Katikkiro of Buganda in writing.”