Cultural leaders are smiling to the bank after Cabinet resolved to increase their honorarium from 5 million Shillings to 10 million Shillings each month.
The announcement was made by Gender and Cultural Minister, Peace Mutuuzo adding that each cultural leader will receive two vehicles effective next year to run the affairs of their institutions smoothly.
The minister made the revelation during the 5th coronation anniversary of the Omudingya of the Obudingya Bwa Bwamba Matine Ayongi Kamya at Burondo primary school playground in Bugendera County in Bundibugyo district Thursday.
President Yoweri Museveni in his message read for him the Tourism and Wildlife Minister, Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu, urged all cultural leaders to encourage their subjects to embrace government programs especially Operation Wealth Creation – OWC so that they can boost their household incomes.
Mr. Museveni also encouraged cultural leaders to ensure peace in the cultural institutions so as to strengthen social ties.