BUNYORO - KITARA KINGDOM - Cultural TrustDecreed by H.M Solomon Gafabusa Iguru I, Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom, the Bunyoro-Kitara Cultural Trust became functional in the year 2000. The Trust is constitutionally recognised as a non profit foundation in Uganda, and is registered as a non profit cultural trust in friendly countries around the world.
The Trust is headquartered in the town of Hoima, Uganda, with a branch office in the town of Indiana, U.S.A. There are nine members on its governing board, drawn from the kingdom's three districts of Hoima, Kibaale and Masindi. The current chairperson is retired Bishop Emeritus Dr. Edward Baharagate Akiiki. The vice chairperson is Prof. Dr. Yolamu R. Barongo, former Katiikiro of Bunyoro-Kitara (1994 -1998).
The Bunyoro-Kitara Cultural Trust is charged with the following functions:
- To promote, uphold and defend the customs, culture and traditions of the Banyoro (people).
- To provide for the custody and upkeep of the Royal Regalia of Bunyoro-Kitara.
- To foster and promote Runyoro (language) literature and orthography, the music, drama and dances of the Banyoro.
- To promote vocational training and social income-generating development schemes for the disabled, widows, youths, school dropouts, orphans and the elderly; and the promotion of primary health care in Hoima, Kibaale and Masindi Districts.
- To organise, hold conferences, symposia and festivals to enhance Bunyoro-Kitara cultural heritage.
- To establish, manage and maintain printeries, libraries, book stores and public books, periodicals and newspapers; and to carry out research about the cultural heritage of the Banyoro.
- To erect, purchase or take on lease or otherwise, any schools, social centres, orphanages, mills, works and workshops for all or any of the objects of the Trust.
- To conduct, hold seminars and workshops, and to provide audio visual teaching aids (including digital information technologies) to enhance knowledge, concern for and awareness of environmental problems and other objects of the Trust.
- To raise money by written appeals, public meetings or otherwise, as may from time to time be expedient for procuring funds, donations and gifts for furtherance of the objects of the Trust.
- To own land, sell, manage, lease, mortgage or otherwise deal with all or any of the properties of the Trust.
- To invest the monies of the trust not immediately required for its purpose in such investments, securities or property as may be thought fit.
- To do all such other lawful things that are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects or any of them.