Buganda clan leaders to document all history of their lineage

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Buganda clan leaders to document all history of their lineage

Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi instructed all clan leaders in Buganda to document all history about their clan lineage. A clan is a grouping of people who can trace their lineage to a common ancestor in some distant past, clans in indigenous societies like in Buganda are usually exogamous, meaning one is not allowed to marry from his own clan and still in Buganda, one is not supposed to eat the totem of his clan.

Kabaka Ronald Mutebi said documenting this history will help the young generation learn about their clans and work hard to develop them, he also emphasized the importance of clans in Buganda saying that they form the foundation on which the kingdom was built on.

The Kabaka, on his tour of the ancestral sites in Masaka said “This is the reason why each clan should jealously guard their ancestral land from encroachers” in his speech at the ancestral site of the Nyonyi Ndisa clan. Some leaders complained to the king on his visit, about their ancestral land being encroached on by squatters.

In Buganda there are 46 clans officially recognised and many of them are on the verge of losing their ancestral land to the land grabbers. On the same issue about land, the kingdom minister for tourism and royal tombs Mr. David Kyewalabye-Male in his speech didn’t agree with some clerics in Buganda who name heirs immediately after burial, he stated that it is against eh Buganda cultural norms.

The Kabaka also applauded members of the Nyonyi Namungona in Kasaka village and Kinyoma clan in Kyasa village for putting up offices at their sites and urged others to emulate them as he was ending his 4 day visit of Buddu county.

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