Ssaabasajja Kabaka’s birthday road race run/marathon has been launched by the Katikkiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga at Bulange Mengo.
The race will be held on 6th April in celebration of Kabaka’s birthday just seven days before his date of birth on 13th April.
The race is however meant to raise funds to help women infected with fistula disease (ekikulukuto) that has turned chronic in women leading to loss of lives.
In his address, Katikkiro advised the organizing committee to make a well-organized race that depicts a good picture of Buganda Kingdom.
Mayiga courageously called upon people to participate in the race to improve social and economic disciplines in their lives. He praised the work done by Kitovu Hospital in Masaka, who have encouraged the fistula patients by providing free medication and counseling.
Dr. Ben Mukwaya, health minister Buganda Kingdom, showed concerning for the increasing number of fistula patients in Uganda a disease which has killed a lot of people in the past, he therefore advised the public to come and help to save the lives of our mothers.
Sports minister, Henry Kiberu Ssekabembe, asked people to promote this race so as to promote athletics in Buganda and Uganda in general.
Airtel Uganda as main sponsors gave out one hundred million shillings to necessitate in providing treatment to fistula patients. Luke Kanyike Airtel’s sales representative thanked Katikkiro for the partnership with Buganda Kingdom.
The race organizing committee headed by Robert Kabushenga C.E.O Vision group has confirmed the road map and it will be passing via different historical sites of Buganda within Kampala such as Lubiri Palace, Bulange, Kabaka's Lake and Kasubi Royal tombs.
Above Katikkiro(centre) Kabushenga (left) minister Ssekabembe right with the organising committee members
The race has been categorized into three sections; 21km, 10km, 5km.
Team/corporates is one million (1,000,000/=)
Registration is at Bulange and vision group head offices in industrial area
The race is proudly sponsored by;
Rwenzori mineral water
Peter kaggwa-events wear
Minister for Youth, Sports and recreation in Buganda Kingdom, Henty Kiberu Ssekabembe has hinted at amendments in the constitution of Nkobazambogo that will clearly specify the procedures to be followed while performing its duties.
He said articles concerning powers given to Chairperson and his committee must be implemented reduced to general decision before taking action.
Kiberu says this is intended to revive the fading face of Nkobazambogo which has been dented by some individuals who use a group as a weapon to fight their own battles.
However Ssekabembe acknowledged that Nkobazambogo is not a pressure group (political) but it’s a Kingdom based group doing its work leaning on Ssaabasajja Kabaka’s government.
As he was speaking to Nkobazambogo Chairpersons from different institutions countrywide, Ssekabembe embarked on behavior changes within the group as it was in the past.
He also warned of breaching the constitution where he narrated the procedures to be used in the coming elections at all levels.
He added that any candidate to be confirmed in any position must be vetted before he / she takes over the position. “This is intended to distill good leaders who are not hooligans”. he said.
Meanwhile Kiberu highlighted the reasons that led to the sacking of former National Chairperson Wasswa William Ndigezza. Some of which breached the face of Buganda Kingdom like, the conniving with political pressure groups and went to Yuasa Motor company demonstrating for rape cases of Pakistan men over Lady Mbabazi, lack of accountability in expenses, embezzlement of members funds paid for buying gowns, stamps and office stationary, lack of communication skills all these called for his sacking.
Minister has however announced an interim committee to run the office until further notice.
The committee consists of former members who have been working with Ndigezza who were found innocent of all malpractices of Ndigezza.
The committee stands as follows;
Nakabugo Nasseem-Deputy secretary
Ssekabira Godfrey- Treasurer
Kizito Ashraf- member
Ssebuyiira Saddam-Chairman Akaliba Akendo(secondary schools)
Minister clarified his intervene, saying he does not want to interrupt the activities of the group but to shape it and give advice where necessary.
Twenty students received one solar lights each to use in revisions at home to promote their performance in academics.
The lights are given out by Pulse Community Conservation in its programme of helping to uplift reading and education levels of Buganda students.
While receiving donations, education minister Buganda Kingdom, Twaha Kawaase, recommended students to draft their own time tables for making revision at home since they have got lights which provide light reguardless of electricity.
Kawaase has advised parents not to miss use the solar lights into other non intended activities and should know its importance towards helping the student improve his/her learning skills.
He however called on other companies to partner with the ministry to promote education standards in Buganda.
He promised the supply of the same lights to other schools who are in villages that don’t have electricity.
Kitembo Primary School in Mawogola, Namyoyo p/s in Nakifuma were the first beneficiaries of solar lights with ten( 10) to each school with one student receiving his/her own light.
The solar lights are charged by direct sunlight which makes it affordable for rural based schools.
At the same time headteachers of Lubiri High School main campus and Buloba campus reported results of senior four students and their classes.
Nsubuga Lawrence Headteacher Lubiri High School Buloba campus said their pioneer students of senior r four managed to get the following marks;
Nsubuga added that they only had twenty (20) candidates but there is hope of increase in the number this year.
However Minister Kawaase encouraged schools to double their efforts seeing good results in both levels (O AND A levels). Saying this will better the performance of pupils.
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Kabaka of Buganda