Buganda Preps for Kabaka 60th Birthday Celebrations

The Kabaka of Buganda at Nabigoye where he attended Muslim prayers in 2014 (Photos: Farouk Twesigye)

Arrangements are underway to mark the 60th birth day of Buganda king, medical Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II.

The celebrations are scheduled for April, approved 13, online 2015 at Masengere house at Bulange Mengo where prayers will be held.

While issuing the arrangements at Bulange Mengo this week, the chairperson organizing committee Robert Waggwa Nsibirwa, disclosed that there will be several activities for a full month to mark the birth day anniversary.

He revealed that these will include selling of Buganda art, dressings, cups and key holders all carrying images of the Kabaka and of Masengere building with the message about the monarch’s birth day anniversary.

A film about the life of Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, more especially from his first coronation and what he has done to transform the people of Buganda, Will also be handed to him officially.

The Kabaka is revered in Buganda, with many looking at him as a source of unity.

Nsibirwa said that the thanks giving prayers will be led by the Bishop of Namirembe Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira.

He added that some roads connecting to Bulange will be closed on that day to enable the Kabaka’s subjects celebrate without any interruptions.

Nsibirwa noted that the Kabaka will flag off the race that will start from Lubiri Mengo on April, 12, 2015 and that registration will kick off on March, 1, 2015 at Cbs radio, Airtel outlets and New Vision at only shs10, 000.

The Kingdom sports minister, Henry Kiberu Ssekabembe, disclosed that the race will be on recognized standards.

The Kingdom minister for information, cabinet and Lukiiko Denis Walusimbi Ssengendo called on all people to support the arrangements.


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