Katikkiro Pledges Collaboration with Government to Implement Poverty Alleviation Policies


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In a recent visit to Bulange by Mengo,  The Prime Minister of Buganda Kingdom Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga expressed his commitment to working with the government in implementing poverty alleviation policies. This came during a courtesy visit by the Rt. Hon. Richard Todwong, the Secretary General of NRM to the Katikkiro at Bulange, Mengo on October 25, 2023.

During their meeting, Todwong expressed his appreciation for Kabaka’s effort in uniting people within the kingdom, regardless of their political affiliations and significant contributions of the Kingdom towards the welfare of Ugandans and the development of the country.

“I am humbled by your gesture of welcoming and consolidating our people across all political divides and religions.” said Todwong.

Responding to Todwong’s praise, the Katikkiro expressed gratitude and affirmed his commitment to working jointly with the government to implement policies aimed at uplifting the impoverished.

“We are interested in certain aspects of programs, such as skilling the youth, because everyone needs to be skilled at something to survive,” said Mayiga.

Furthermore, the Katikkiro urged the government to engage with the kingdom on various programs with the mutual goal of improving the well-being of the people. He specifically highlighted the kingdom’s dedication to promoting citizens’ health and expressed willingness to collaborate with the government on addressing health issues. He mentioned ongoing collaboration in HIV prevention, with the Kabaka serving as a UNAIDS goodwill ambassador, actively fighting against the spread of HIV and striving for its elimination by 2030.

Expressing gratitude on behalf of the NRM, Todwong commended the Katikkiro for his deliberate efforts in transforming the lives of ordinary people through projects in agriculture, education, and health, most notably in coffee growing.

The visit by Todwong signifies the growing partnership between the Buganda Kingdom and the government in tackling poverty and advancing the welfare of Ugandans. It highlights the importance of collaboration between cultural institutions and the government in implementing effective policies that benefit the people on a broader scale.

Todwong’s visit was warmly welcomed by prominent figures such as Owek. Israel Kazibwe Kitooke, the Kingdom’s Minister of Information, and Owek. David Ntege, the clerk to the Buganda Lukiiko.

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