KAMPALA-UGANDA/ NEWSDAY: A new coffee product, Mboggo coffee launched this week as belonging to the Baganda tribe Mboggo clan has been disputed as an Enterprise owned by individuals who seek to “dupe the public and exploit the clan good will” without it’s involvement.
Buganda Kingdom first deputy Katikkiro and Finance Minister Waggwa Nsibirwa presided over a launch event of Mboggo coffee this week in Mukono and lauded the Mboggo clan for it’s industrious effort that enabled the production of a new coffee brand.
But social media immediately queried and criticised the behaviour of Mr Nsibirwa, who decided to launch a product when clan leaders including its head Kayiira Gajuule, the clan Katikkiro or even other imminent members of Mboggo were absent.
“Some leaders in Buganda have a norm of using the institution of Buganda to promote their own individual agenda,” one social media user said.
During his address, Nsibirwa said that the Kingdom has heightened coffee farming and implored the people of Buganda to consume coffee products.
Mr Nsibirwa is himself a coffee dealer. The Mboggo coffee is championed by Mr Edward Lutakome.
The clan’s head also former Buganda Kingdom head of Abatakka council, Mr. Kayiira Gajuule on Saturday distanced claims that his clan is the owner of Mboggo coffee.
“As a clan, we are not yet involved. We are not partners yet. But the producer may be working with the spirit of our clan”Gajuule said in an interview on Saturday
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