Bunyoro King PS Disowns Letter Disbanding New Kingdom Cabinet

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The Principal Private Secretary (PPS) of Bunyoro’s Omukama Solomon Gafabusa Iguru has denied knowledge of a letter barring the new kingdom cabinet from taking office. The letter leaked to the press on Wednesday evening. A new cabinet had been named on August 18.

The Principal Private Secretary (PPS) of Bunyoro’s Omukama Solomon Gafabusa Iguru has denied knowledge of a letter barring the new kingdom cabinet from taking office.
 
The letter leaked to the press on Wednesday evening.
 
In the letter dated August 21 and addressed to the Prime Minister Reverend Jackson Nsamba Kasozi, Omukama Iguru directs him to stop the newly appointed cabinet from assuming office and reinstate the old cabinet.
 
This contradicts Omukama Iguru's August 18 cabinet reshuffle letter, where he directed the prime minister to organize an urgent swearing in ceremony for the new ministers.
 
In this latest letter, the Omukama Iguru demotes his Deputy Prime minister, Swezen K Wamara by appointing him Special Personal Advisor to the king with immediate effect.
 
In the Sunday cabinet reshuffle letter, Omukama Iguru had maintained Wamara in his deputy prime minister role.
 
However, Omukama Iguru's Principal Private Secretary Yolam Nsamba has questioned the authenticity of the two letters.
 
In an interview with Uganda Radio Network, Nsamba said he was unaware of the origin of the letters.
 
The Kingdom's Prime Minister Kasozi could not be contacted because he declined to answer any calls to his known official lines.
 
The latest leaked letter increases speculation that the cabinet reshuffle had been undertaken by some court officials without the King's knowledge.
 
The two letters are not the first to be disowned by the Kingdom despite bearing Omukama Iguru's signature.
 
In June, the kingdom disowned a letter that gave a three-month ultimatum to occupants on properties returned to the kingdom to leave.
 
The June 14 letter listed occupants on the sub county headquarters of Kabwoya, Kigorobya, Kyabigambire, Buhanika, Hoima Municipality and the secondary schools of Duhaga, Kabalega, and Sir Tito Winyi among others as those directed to vacate the kingdom properties.
 
The kingdom vehemently disowned the letter despite the fact that it bore the king’s official signature. Prime Minister Nsamba Kasozi told journalists then that some individuals had scanned the king’s signature. He tasked the police to investigate the matter.