The people of Bugerere has requested the Kabaka to visit his county. Speaker after speaker at the launch of the coffee planting campaign codenamed Emmwanyi Terimba asked the Katikkiro to convey their message to the Kabaka of their desire to see him tour Bugerere county. Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga spent Wednesday visiting farmers and encouraging them to grow coffee among other crops.
Coffee is one of the country’s biggest foreign exchange earner. Ugandan coffee is a globally sought after commodity.
In his remarks, Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga promised to deliver the message to the Kabaka. “I will inform the Kabaka of your request. I will also inform you of his answer,” Mayiga said.
He encouraged people to grow more coffee because this is one of the ways through which they will get themselves out of poverty. “Leaders should spend their time encouraging people to grow coffee and do everything possible to get themselves out of poverty instead of spending our time in useless activities,” Mayiga said.
Buganda will not be able to restore its glory unless Bugerere and the people of this county are out of poverty. “It is possible to develop our Kingdom and country. If you grow enough coffee in your home and encourage others, then the country can develop,” Mayiga said.
He urged the police to protect farmers from thieves who take steal their crops and at the same time asked leaders to ensure the youth are involved in income generating activities including agriculture.
Throughout the visit to Bugerere including Bbaale county, the people enthusiastically welcomed the Katikkiro and many were seen leaving their shops to wave at him and follow his convoy.
In Bbaale, the people requested the Katikkiro’s driver to switch off the engine of the car so that they can push it as show of love and unity to Buganda and Ssaabasajja Kabaka. Many gifts were given to the Katikkiro.
On this trip, Katikkiro was accompanied by Agriculture Minister Owek Martin Kasekende and Information Minister Owek Noah Kiyimba among others.