By Martha Nakimuli
Katikkiro Eng. J.B. Walusimbi has launched the 2013 ‘Bulngibwansi’ organizing committee with a call for dedicated operations to promote people’s standards of living.
Bulungibwansi activities are held in Buganda on the 8th October every year in remembrance of the Kingdom’s Independence Day and it is dedicated to community work. Bulungibwansi celebrations are rotational giving a chance to each of the 18 counties of the Kingdom to have collective community work for the good of the entire society. This year’s celebrations will be organized by Kyaggwe which was selected in consideration for the period it has taken to organize the events.
While launching the committee on Wednesday afternoon in his office at Bulange, Mengo, Katikkiro urged the committee to emphasis the need for economic agriculture among people in villages. He added that people need to grow enough food for consumption and for economic purposes in order to live a better life instead of focusing on only growing food for consumption.
He advised them to liaise with all leadership structures in Buganda right from the village level to the Saza chief in order to have an effective campaign and bring about change in people’s lives around villages.
Katikkiro also appealed to the committee to stress the need for planting trees in a bid to preserve the environment especially around schools, trading centers, along roads and in at health centers.