Mayiga credits wife for success as Premier

Buganda Prime Minister, Charles Peter Mayiga has praised his wife Margaret for standing beside him through his 10 years of service.

Charles Peter Mayiga celebrated his 10th anniversary as Prime Minister of Buganda He and his wife Margeret have been married for 34 years

Mayiga, yesterday, Friday May, 12th 2023, celebrated his 10th anniversary as the Prime Minister of Buganda, making him the second longest serving Premier under King Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, after Joseph Ssemwogerere who served just over 10 years.

In a thanksgiving service held at Rubaga Cathedral in Kampala, Mayiga said that without his wife, he would probably have failed the mission.

I want to thank my dear wife because if I wasn't married to her, perhaps I would not have managed to reach this milestone,” he said.

Mayiga and Margaret have been married for the past 34 years.

In his speech, the Prime Minister also attributed his success to God, and to the people of Buganda who embraced and implemented his message.

Before starting off on this journey, I stood here and prayed for God’s help. This particular church has greatly supported me. I also want to thank the people of Buganda for listening to me as I brought to you the message of the Kabaka,” he said.

I told the people that all these challenges that we face should not detract us because our King is there, and the people have listened. You have embraced His Majesty’s message of development, agriculture, health and education, and we are grateful.”

The church service was attended by Government Ministers led by Hon Judith Nabakooba, the Minister for Lands as well as several Kingdom officials and subjects.

Born 60 years ago in Kasanje, Masaka district, Mayiga has through his adulthood been instrumental in Buganda Kingdom, serving at one point on the team that laid the groundwork for the restoration of Buganda and other cultural institutions in Uganda.

He is also a seasoned lawyer and a partner in the company Buwule and Mayiga Company Advocates.

Mayuiga has also authored 'Buganda Ku Ntikko', a book in Luganda that states the five key kingdom aspirations. This book was published on 29 May 2013, the very day he was handed the instruments of power. In 2017, Mayiga released his third book, titled Uganda:7-Key Transformation Idea, which details seven ideas that can help Third World countries develop.

During his tenure, the Premier has spearheaded a number of projects including a mega fundraising for the restoration of the Kasubi Tombs, as well as efforts to have the government return the kingdom's seized properties.

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