By Maureen Nakigozi
Former Buganda Minister for Information Charles Peter Mayiga has been appointed Buganda premier (Katikiro).
Mayiga was appointed by Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi of Buganda Kingdom and will be replacing Engineer JB Walusimbi whose term in office expired.
The decision by Kabaka was after a tight consultation with the Buganda Elders in a meeting at Banda Palace today (Saturday), Mayiga beat off competition from powerful Attorney Makubuya who was also interested in the position.
Kabaka is to officially announce Peter Mayiga as the new Buganda Katikiro on Monday.
Mayiga has been a Secretary to Lukiiko, and also Kingdom’s Information Minister
He is a Lawyer by profession and working with Buwule and Mayiga Advocates.
While at Makerere University, Mayiga was among those who started Nkobazambogo, a Baganda students Association and has been serving in different capacities since 1987.