Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom improves on customary marriage certificates

Hajj Burhan Kyakuhaire, Special Assistant in charge of Cultural Affairs in the office of the Prime Minister of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom. (Photo: Gad Asaba)

For quite some time back, Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom has been selling customary marriage certificates to its subjects at various centres in the kingdom.

This was done to ensure that the subjects identify with and attach themselves to the kingdom besides the kingdom generating revenue from the initiative.

The certificates could be found at various selling points in the entire kingdom for easy accessibility.

But this made it fall an easy prey to fraud orchestrated by a section of opportunists who photocopied and sold illegal certificates to the unsuspecting kingdom subjects.

The illegality increased the supply of illicit customary marriage certificates that led to loss of revenue to the kingdom, according to the Special Assistant in charge of Cultural Affairs in the office of the kingdom Prime Minister, Hajj Burhan Kyakuhaire.

He says following the observation, the kingdom authorities decided to counter the glitch by revising the cost and improving on the quality of the certificates as a conduit of staving off the anomaly and generating revenue for the kingdom.

The kingdom authorities also decided that the certificates be got from only one point at the kingdom headquarters to relatively minimise the chances of being counterfeited.

Audio: Kyakuhaire on cost of certificates (English)

Mr Kyakuhaire encourages the kingdom subjects to embrace the purchase of traditional marriage certificates since customary marriage one of the three legally recognised forms in Uganda in addition to religious and civil marriages.

Audio: Kyakuhaire on importance of certificates (English)

Hajj Kyakuhaire explains that the map of Bunyoro aims to help the youth know the geographical boundaries and historical sites of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom.

Improved Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom customary marriage certificate. (Photo: Gad Asaba).


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