His Majesty William Gabula Nadiope,IV, the Kyabazinga of Busoga, has challenged his subjects all over the world to ensure that their culture is preserved for generations to come.
The Kyabazinga was speaking during the ongoing maiden Busoga Innovation Symposium in Toronto, Canada.
He said the world would be a better place to live in provided cultural values are prioritized.
“We are all born with our different cultures and it is a symbol of our identity that we can’t do away with. Therefore, I challenge all our people wherever they are to promote those good cultural practices that have stood the taste of time failure of which our values and morals will become extinct,” the monarch said.
He also notified the attentive audience of the four main pillars of the Kingdom which include unity of purpose, transparency,accountability and positive impact.
“Our administration at Bugembe is determined to reach out to all our people both within and outside Uganda and our yardstick are the four pillars. I encourage you to execute your duties in pursuit of the same,” Kyabazinga said.
The 3rd Deputy Premier & Minister without Portfolio, Lukia Isanga Nakadama, urged the gathering that composed of all Ugandans and friends living and working in Canada to invest back home and cultivate a good working relationship with the government for posterity purposes.
The Minister for Presidency, Hon.Milly Babalanda, emphasized the need for the diasporians to work together as one way of solving their challenges.
Moses Isanga, who is the chairperson of the symposium, revealed that the Kyabazinga’s official visit to Canada has emboldened them to deepen their agenda for a cultured community.
“We have always talked about our values as a community since we love it but this time round we shall do more than we have been doing to protect and guard against our identity amidst the challenging times of the digital age,” Isanga said.
He noted that they have since formed a cultural group called Busoga Cultural Association of Canada which will act as a mobilization tool for fellow Basoga and friends of Busoga.
Isanga said they will use this association to reach out to the vulnerable members of society back home and for networking purposes whenever need arises.
The function was graced by MPs Mariam Naigaga (Namutumba WMP), Rachael Magoola (Bugweri WMP) and Owek. Joan Machora (Busoga Kingdom Foreign Affairs Minister).
Alongside the symposium, there is an ongoing exhibition of Art and Craft.
Earlier on the Kyabazinga met with representatives of His Highness the Aga Khan and they discussed developmental matters.