Prince Tugume Salim the great grandson of King Ntare V Rugingiza of Ankore has challenged people of Ankore to work together and be ready to officially receive Ankore Kingdom (Obugabe bwa Ankore).
Salim based at Itaaba palace in Kyabanyoro Kinoni Rwampara district to reveal that no more misunderstandings at the Palace and relevant authorities organized under Ankore Kaaro–karungi Cultural Trust have again embarked on campaigns to restore Ankore Kingdom and Culture as well, with hands of various leaders and the public at large.
‘People should protect their culture because losing Culture is like a tree without roots. This is the time for Banyankore and we are ready to receive Obugabe bwa Ankore. This is where we belong,’ Prince Salim can be quoted.
The optimist Prince added that Ankore will be restored soon because when the world gets dark, people must get where to go.
Ankore kingdom was formally abolished with others in 1967 by the government of President Milton Obote, and since then, the kingdom has not been restored officially yet others were restored by President Museveni.
The people of Ankole are called Banyankore (singular: Munyanrole) in Runyankore language, a Bantu language, with Mbarara as the capital under Monarchy government.
On April 3, 1992, the President and commander-in-chief, Yoweri Museveni, convened a meeting of the Army Council in Gulu and resolved that restoring traditional leaders was ﬁne as long as the leaders were not to engage in partisan politics.
The army council also discussed the return of cultural sites to the kingdoms of Buganda, Toro, Bunyoro, Busoga and Ankole that were conﬁscated by the government in 1967 after the banning of the institutions.
History – On February 21,1999 while speaking in Mpwedde parish in Nakaseke where he launched a Sh800 m coffee rehabilitation project, President Museveni’s brother Gen Salim Sale (Caleb Akandwanaho) revealed that he supported Obugabe Institution reinstated.
Compiled by Aaron Ainomugisha – Editorial – https://twitter.com/AaronAinomugis3