The government is planning to establish a new FM radio station for the chiefdom of Kooki, will be housed at the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC). The source further reveals that the corporation has already started recruiting for senior positions for the radio station.
The source says that the new UBC channel will broadcast in a unique language spoken by the people of Kooki.
Moses Kasibante, the Rubaga North Member of Parliament interpreted the move as a deliberate plan to weaken Buganda by promoting divisions instead of encouraging unity.
Kasibante said there is no tribe or language called Kooki.
“The channel is simply part of a hidden agenda meant to weaken Buganda and deny Luganda as a truly national language,” said Kasibante.
A number of Buganda loyalists accuse the government of fomenting divisions between Mengo and its various counties for purposes of frustrating unity in Buganda, which can pose a political threat to its stay in power.
Only recently, the leadership of Kooki county was quoted to have claimed that it wants all the titles belonging to Kooki chiefdom allegedly asked for titles for land located in their chiefdom which the central government had returned to Mengo to be given to them.
Buganda loyalists have also accused the government of championing the fragmentation of Buganda by appointing chiefs in a growing number of Buganda’s counties.
The government has for example appointed a chief for the Balulu who dominate Nakasongora district, and Banyala who dominate Kayunga county.