Masindi Municipal Offices. FILE PHOTO.
Masindi municipal councilors have resolved to task Bunyoro affairs minister Ernest Kiiza to explain the removal of Bunyoro history from the school curriculum.The resolution was reached at during the municipal council held at the municipal chambers on Thursday where the councilors unanimously also resolved to write to the speaker of parliament seeking her intervention into the matter.
The motion to petition the speaker was raised by the municipal female youth councilor Evelyn Ayebale who also doubles as the chairperson social services committee during the council chaired by speaker Venehas Abigaba.
Ayebale expressed concern over the omission of Bunyoro history from the new curriculum and requested the council to pronounce its stand on the matter.
Ignatius Tumusiime , the male youth councilor called the omission of Bunyoro history from the curriculum a deliberate move to suppress Bunyoro by preventing people from knowing its past glory.
Peter Ndabi, secretary for works and technical services wondered how what he termed as small Kingdoms can be included in the curriculum and Bunyoro which he termed as a great Kingdom is left out.
He said it will be unfair and unfortunate for Banyoro children to answer questions on the history of distant Kingdoms yet they do not have a chance to answer questions on their own mother kingdom.
Ndabi proposed that the minister for Bunyoro affairs be summoned by council so that he can explain how Bunyoro history was dropped from the curriculum.
Ismail Irumba Haruna, the councilor for civic ward backed the proposal of tasking Bunyoro affairs Minister to say something on matter so that Bunyoro history could not be scraped from the curriculum, he should represent Banyoro interests.
Joab Businge, the mayor Masindi municipality, who doubles as the secretary for education says the municipal council has formed a committee which will spearhead the writing of the memorandum which will be presented to the speaker of parliament expressing its dissatisfaction on the scrapping off of Bunyoro history from the new curriculum.