His Majesty William Gabula Nadiope IV, has challenged his subjects spread all over the world to ensure that their culture is preserved for all generations to come.
At the ongoing maiden Busoga Innovation Symposium in Toronto, Canada, the King says the world would be a better place to live in provided cultural values are prioritized.
“We are all born with our different cultures and its 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 go to extinction”, the monarch emphasized before notifying the attentive audience of the four main pillars of the Kingdom to wit 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”.
3rd Deputy Premier & Minister without Portfolio also Mayuge Woman MP, Rt. Hon. Lukia Nakadama advised the gathering that composed of all Ugandans and friends living and working in Canada to invest back home, have a good working relationship with the government for posterity purposes.
Presidency Minister, Hon. Milly Babalanda emphasized the need for the people in the diaspora to work together as one way of solving their challenges in addition to having a critical mass as regards bargaining power for the region.
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”, he said noting 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 other interested persons. He also said that through this association, they are able to support 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), Owek. Joan Machora (Foreign Affairs Minister Busoga Kingdom).
Others are Bagishu, Baganda, Batoro, Asians.
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.