By Spy Uganda
Kampala: State Minister for Lands Princess Persis Namuganza has refuted allegations of presenting fake papers for nomination as citing controversy of her name ‘Princess’ which is said to be used on her nomination papers yet it is not on her academic certificates.
In response Namuganza says those spreading rumours should know that she did a deed poll even before nomination and officially adopted her name ‘princess’ because she belongs to royal clan.
Namuganza dared her ‘detractors’ to ‘befriend’ their cultural books or elders in the kingdom to acquaint themselves with enough information in regards to royal names.
Responding to claims that in Busoga, there are no royal names of Zibondo or Nkono, yet she claims that these are her parents’ names, Namuganza puts it on her haters saying they are only disturbed by ignorance of not knowing their cultural names.
“Hahaha, I tell u haters are going to die. U go and get our cultural books, Zibondo isn’t a title, it’s a royal name. For example, my two brothers one is Zibondo Tom and another one who passed on was Zibondo Zepha. And even Ndimulodi are balangilas (Princesses’/Princes’) whether in Buganda or else where,” she says.
She adds in her declaration submitted to the electoral commission, that she was named Namuganza Persis by her late father Ndimulodi Zibondo but since she was from a royal clan, she decided to adopt the title of ‘princess’, because after all the public used to refer to her with the title.
Namuganza notes that her being a royal it hurts many but she doesn’t have time to teach them.” let them go and visit elders in Busoga or read those cultural books it’s a pity,” she said.