The Katikkiro of Buganda Kingdom, Charles Peter Mayiga and Nnabagereka Sylvia Nagginda, have today arrived in Canadian capital Toronto to meet Ugandans who live the country.
They will among others discuss key development prospects of Buganda Kingdom including in agriculture, education, land and continued preservation of cultural values and norms with Ugandans and development partners in Canada.
The Queen mother of Buganda will visit Old Mills and Canadian Ballet Schools and later she will oversee the kick off of “ekisaakaate” in different schools found in Toronto.
Meanwhile Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga will visit different universities to meet Ugandan students.
Then the Katikkiro and Nnabagereka will offer leadership in ettoffaali collection drive to support different development projects of Buganda Kingdom.
The Katikkiro and Nnabagereka are accompanied by the 1st deputy Katikkiro Amb.Emmanuel Ssendaula,Kingdom ministers and Buganda Twezimbe committee members.
The vice chancellor of Muteesa I Royal University is set to be installed with an appeal made for the Kabaka’s subjects to turn up to witness the occasion.
The Buganda Kingdom’s state minister for education, Noah Kiyimba, called on all people to grace the occasion as he addressed journalists at Bulange Mengo..
He disclosed that the function will be held at the university’s campus in Masaka district.
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Buganda Kingdom’s Minister of information, Owek. Denis Walusimbi Ssengendo used the same platform, to inform the public that Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebbi II will preside over at the closure of Buganda Royal Art Shield Festival.
A number of primary and secondary schools are taking part particularly in cultural dance and Drama competitions.
The events will be held at St. Janan secondary school in Luweero district on Sept, 13, 2014.
The competitions have been taking place in different counties of the Kingdom including, Kyaddondo,Kyagwe,Busiro, Mawokota,Buddu,Bulemeezi and the winner is St,Peters Junior school Kyengera.
This year’s competitions have been on the theme, “we use our cultural norms and discipline to fight HIV/AIDS currently on the surge”.
Mr. Ntege Ssekamere, the chairperson organizing committee of the occasion appealed on all people to grace the event as Kabaka crowns the champion.
The Babiito members of Buganda royal family are scheduled for their annual pilgrimage to their anticipated place of origin at Kibulala in Muwanga sub-county Kiboga district.
Babiito who share a lot in common trace of originality with Bunyoro believe that their ancestral further Kabaka Winyi established his palace at Kibulala and for continued unity among the members of the clan every year they visit Kibulala to perform rituals and to discuss development.
They hail as far as Masaka, Kampala, Mityana, Mubende, Hoima, Masindi, among other places.
The premier (Katikkiro) of Ababiito, Prince Asaddu Bamweyana, says this among others aim at preserving the Buganda cultural values and norms in order to get Buganda back on top.
Bamweyana said the pilgrimage would be for two days beginning from 30th-31st, August, 2014.
He appealed on the grand children from the clans that drive their sense of belonging from Kibulala, including enkima, embogo, ensenene, engabi among others to take part in the pilgrimage.
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