His Majesty, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, the kabaka of Buganda has today met president museveni at Nakasero State Lodge in Kampala.
According to sources, the two principals met on Tuesday morning and held a private meeting whose details are yet to be known.
However, it is suspected that among the key issues on their agenda was the Mailo land system that has brewed controversy in the past few months among Ugandans especially in Buganda region.
“We discussed matters of mutual interest.” Museveni tweeted after the meeting.
“I thank His Majesty the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II for the courtesy call,” Mr Museveni added.
The Kabaka was accompanied by the Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga and Prince David Wasajja.
“This afternoon, the Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II visited the Nakasero state lodge where he met the president. As you may be aware, leaders always have some things to talk about and indeed if there any issues the leaders talk about them and it yields to something,” said Peter Mayiga the katikiro of Buganda on BBS terefayina.
However it should be noted that this meeting has come shortly after a proposed government Bill seeking reforms in the Mailo land tenure system sparked a storm as Buganda opposes any move aimed at tampering with it.
Recently, the government announced that it is coming up with new land reforms, including scrapping Mailo land, which they say will protect interests of both landlords and bibanja holders (tenants) and also save them from arbitrary evictions. The system is common in Buganda.
On Heroes’ Day celebrations at Kololo Independence Grounds on June 9, President Museveni described Mailo land as “an evil land system.”