Bunyoro kingdom passes bylaws to promote culture

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The Parliament of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom has passed six bylaws aimed at promoting culture as well as dignity and the spirit of love for Bunyoro.

The bylaws were accented by the kingdom parliament (Orukurato) on 5th June 2021.

They include recognizing Runyoro/Rutooro as an official language of the kingdom, holding to the original Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom anthem and every cultural office to raise Bunyoro flag alongside other national and regional flags.

Others are recognition of 13 praise names (Empaako) and their usage by both indigenous and migrants in Bunyoro except ‘Okaali’ which is only reserved for the King. The praise names include Amooti, akiiki, Abwooli, Apuuli, Ateenyi and Atwoki.

Isaac Kalembe, the Speaker of the kingdom parliament has said that they will promote all upcoming policies within and beyond the boarders of Buunyoro.

“People tend to underrate Ruyoro/Rutooro in favour of foreign languages which frustrates efforts to promote Bunyoro culture. I encourage Banyoro in diaspora always to speak their language and promote it”, said Kalembe.

Audio: kalembe on some bylaws

Mr Andrew Kirungi Byakutaaga, the Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom Prime Minister urged Banyoro to take the resolution of holding to the original anthem in good faith. According to him, no change could be effected without a parliament resolution.

Audio: Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom Prime Minister, Andrew Byakutaaga on anthem

On land security and child protection he said, they are working on the policies for the two issues that will also be passed soon.

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