Yiira republic agitation in Congo not Uganda, Kasese MP says
Tuesday December 6 2016
A royal gift fit for the president: King Mumbere gives President Museveni a ceremonial spear after the government of Uganda officially recognised the Rwenzururu Kingdom. Photo/ABBEY SANKARA
Interviews with several people in or closely associated with the government indicate that President Museveni is persuaded that part of the belligerence is driven by a desire for statehood and self-determination for the Bakonzo.
But Robert Centenary, a Member of Parliament for Kasese Municipality, says where as it is true that people were divided by colonial border demarcation, serious talk of a secessionist movement especially among Uganda’s Bakonzo is exaggerated but warned that by harping onto it, government could reap the unintended consequence of conscientising the people to embrace it.