By Our reporter
16th Jan 2022
The Inter-Religious Council of Uganda-IRCU has established a partnership with the Buganda kingdom’s cultural leaders to harness interventions that strengthen the values of humanity and sustainable development in families.
IRCU entered into a formal collaboration with the council of clan leaders in the Buganda Kingdom, to jointly use their respective influences to champion values of humanity and economic empowerment among communities they control.
The partnership came after a four-day retreat at Maria Flo Hotel in Masaka City, in which the religious and 52 clan leaders of Buganda agreed on eight action points that will see them work in unison for a common good despite the underlying divergences in ideologies.
In a joint statement read by Monsignor Charles Kasibante, the Vicar General of the Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala, the leaders observed a need to jointly work towards bringing up a generation that is nurtured with acceptable morals that are built from a strong foundation of families.
He indicated that they re-examined their respective roles in nurturing responsible human beings, as well as reflecting on their weaknesses that have given room for unacceptable habits to root in society, hence agreeing on common approaches to counteract the challenges that affect humanity
The Buganda Kingdom Prime Minister Charles Peter Mayiga appreciates the partnership as a new foundation towards strengthening society morals, as well as correcting the historical disputes that were created by ambiguities left behind by the different cultural and religious teachings.
The established partnership is an initiative spearheaded by the Buganda Queen Mother Sylvia Naginda through the Nabagereka Development Foundation; as one of the interventions to promote positive cultural values with contemporary ones towards addressing development challenges.