By Jane Nambi
For one to be a king in Busoga, you must have at the very least a Bachelor’s degree, a new proposal suggests.
Busoga region in the east is currently under going battles on who should be the next king after the death of the Kyabazinga over two years ago.
The proposal was tabled during committee reviewing of the Busoga constitution on Wednesday 16th January by the kingdom’s professionals. They argue that with an educated king comes independence in decision-making. “An educated king with at least a Bachelor’s degree can be able to reason and cop with the modern trends of issues,” Dr. David Kazungu said.
Dr. Kazungu was supported by Prof. Andrew Bakibinga who said that this will not only up lift the dignity of Busoga but also enable the king in making independent decisions.
In addition to a Bachelor’s degree, they also proposed that the kings should serve a ten-year renewal term for those below the age of 65. According to Ambassador Irene Wakiya, this renewal will help check dictatorship and call for efficiency in the office by the elected king.
The reviewing of the constitution amounted after a disagreement over the Kyabazinga throne with memebers saying the kingdom constitution was not being adhered to. Reviewing will end in June and a draft paper will be presented to stakeholders for scrutiny according to the committee chairperson, Shaban Muziranga.