By; Our reporter
5th Feb. 2019
President, Yoweri Museveni has paid a courtesy visit to Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II at his resident in Banda where Museveni directed the Finance Ministry to provide Shillings 47 billion in the next two financial years to compensate Buganda Kingdom for the Kigo prison land, the land hosting King Fahad Plaza and Muteesa House in London.
In a statement shortly after their meeting it was revealed that president directed the ministry of finance to allocate Shillings 23.5billion in the 2019/20 budget and another similar sum in the 2020/21 budget as compensation for Muteesa House (valued at 30 billion) and King Fahad land (valued at 14.1 billion),” the statement reads in part.
According to the statement, the duo agreed that all pending issues involving kingdom property, land and financial arrears be resolved soonest.
Museveni directed the Finance Ministry to pay with immediate effect Shillings 3 billion as rent for the Kingdom land in Kigo.
The meeting between the Kabaka and President Museveni was closed but later the Katikiro Charles Peter Mayiga noted that apart from the private meeting they also held another meeting involving delegations from the two sides.
The president’s delegation included the Attorney General, William Byaruhanga and State Minister for Investment, Evelyn Anite. The Kabaka’s delegation included Prince David Wasajja, Katikkiro Mayiga, Ambassador Emmanuel Ssendaula, Ambassador Bill Matovu and Joyce Mpanga. Mayiga says the meeting discussed various issues including kingdom assets alias “Ebyaffe”
Mayiga also says the president has ordered the Lands ministry to expedite the process and transfer all the certificate of titles of returned kingdom assets.