I proudly come from the great Bulamogi Chiefdom in Busoga and I have steadily risen through the ranks to become the Coordinator of the prestigious Bulamogi Elite Association.
As a progressive Intellectual, I have assessed Busoga’s problems and managed to come up with logical conclusions which could help not only me but the entire Busoga region to move forward.
To begin with, the Bulamogi where I hail from is not a hotbed for weaklings, it is a place of radicalism where black means black and no room for greys.
The Kyabazinga of Busoga will always be from Bulamogi, nothing more or less. Being the fulcrum of the Bulamogi Elite Association, I have usually followed these hard lines and of course being the united Chiefdom that Bulamogi is, things have always gone our way.
But again being a Musoga on the other side, I find that Bulamogi’s strength has made the rest of Busoga more vulnerable.
We chose to wade the shallow waters of the Kyabazinga dispute and macro level and Busoga ended up creating a scenario where the majority think we only have questions without answers about the predicament.
Allegations and charges are traded on a daily basis and this has caused endless strife and division amongst the Basoga.
Incidentally, we have allowed ourselves to be the guinea pigs for all forms of stereo types being tested by the rest of Ugandans because they eventually make sense once a kisoga attachment is made.
“Basoga understand at 45,” “Abasoga badankana” “Jigger land Busoga” We have reached a point where Basoga are starting to view themselves from the words of the others.
A point has come for all Basoga to disdain this controversy. Am certain we can find space and time where we can confess in shame all the wrong things that we have done to ourselves in the name of culture.
A place where we can defend our dear motherland against all misconceptions that have been created.[related_posts]
As we all continue with our hard lines on the Kyabazingaship issues at macro level, we must primarily concern ourselves with tackling the major issues of the day like poverty, unemployment, health, and education otherwise our space in history will only be for a motiveless generation that wasted all their energies fighting over Kyabazingaship and doing nothing.
Sam Jumbwike (0777986055)
Cordinator of Bulamogi Elite Association