The Kabaka calls on the youth to embrace HIV/AIDS free counseling and testing services.

Kabaka at arrivalThe Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II has asked the youth to always test for HIV/AIDS before marriage.

Ssaabasajja Kabaka remarked at the function to crown the champion of BRASHFEST competitions at St Janan SS Bombo on Saturday.

Primary and secondary schools in Buganda tussle it out in cultural dance and drama in BRA SHREST competitions.

He noted that the issue of HIV/AIDS should be handled with at most seriousness and openly to eliminate it from the country.

The kabaka asked the parents and the teachers to tell their children on the dangers involved in having pre-mature sex.

He advocated that the campaign against the disease be re-packaged to make it more appealing through sports activities among others.

The theme for this year’s competitions has been “using our cultural values and norms to fight HIV/AIDS currently on the surge”.

The second deputy Prime Minister, Mohamood Ssemambo Ssekimpi, representing the Katikkiro, Charles Peter Mayiga, noted that hosting the competitions on rotational basis in counties has given the Kingdom opportunity to assess the performance of education sector in the Kingdom counties.

He noted that targeting schools in the campaign against was very correct because it’s the young people in schools who are more vulnerable to catch the disease.

The Kingdom’s education minister, Twaha Kawaase, noted that school going children and teachers should take the fight against HIV/AIDS scourge serious.

The county chief of Bulemeezi, Fred Ntege Ssekamere, lauded the education arrangements by the Kingdom more especially Kabaka Education Fund that has helped many children to study on scholarships.

He said over 1500 have benefited in the scheme.

All studentsThe director of St.Janan S.S Bombo Luweero, Mike Kironde, commended the Kingdom for prioritizing education, health sectors.

St.Janan is one of the schools that have helped to offer bursaries where over 400 students study on scholarship.

Out of the 18 counties it is only 7 counties that participated in the competitions this time round.

St.Peter’s junior school Kyengera was crowned the champion, St.Balikuddembe emerged run up, followed by St.Juliana S.S Gayaza which was the best in secondary schools category.

The main photograph: Ssaabasajja walking with St.Janan Director Mike Kironde.

The photo below shows Students of winning schools standing for recognition by the Kabaka's subjects.

The prime minister is back after the Diaspora drive

The Katikkiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga, on Thursday night returned home from his Europe and America’s ettoffaali drive that has covered countries such as UK, Sweden, Canada and America.

The premier was received at Entebbe international airport by members of Buganda Twezimbe including their treasurer, Kasozi Mamba, the construction committee of Masengere building led by chairperson, Everesto Sseguya,Ronald Kirumira among others.

Kamalabyonna while addressing journalists at Entebbe airport said the tour had been successful with over 435 million shillings collected.

Katikkiro commended all Ugandans abroad for the love and hospitality they have demonstrated to Buganda Kingdom.

He added that they have made friends who will help the Kingdom in pursuing its development agenda.

The 1st deputy Katikkiro , Ambassador Emmanuel Ssendaula noted that the tour had tilled relationship with the outside world.

The Kingdom health minister, Dr, Ben Mukwaya, said that after the tour is assured that the Kingdom’s health department will flourish.

The chairperson of Buganda Twezimbe, John Fred Kiyimba Freeman, noted that their aim that took them to those countries had been met and that he was sure that Masengere building construction project will soon be completed.

Wherever the Katikkiro has gone, the Kabaka’s subjects have commended him for visiting them stressing that they had died with their much urge to contribute to the development of the Kingdom without any chance.

The Katikkiro was accompanied on the tour by Ministers Dr.Ben Mukwaya, owek. Dr.Twaha Kawaase, Owek. Robert Waggwa Nsibirwa, Owek. Charles Bwenvu, Owek.Ritah Namyalo, Owek. Noah Kiyimba, Omulangira Jjunju Crispin, Principle Buganda Royal Institute, Anthony Wamala, CEO Buganda Land Board Kyewalabye male and members of Buganda Twezimbe.

Buganda Sports general council upholds BFC ruling on Bugerere and Busiro

The Buganda sports general council has upheld the decision of Buganda football committee (BFC) to deduct three points and 3 goals from Bugerere County fc for violating the rules of the tournament.

It is alleged that Buegere fielded an eligible player identified as Ahmed Jaggwe against Busiro County.
Busiro sought arbitration on grounds that Jaggwe had once played with Aurum Roses in Big league, an act that violated the rules and regulations of the competitions.

Bugerere had filed an appeal with Buganda sports general council, seeking to have the decision by BFC quashed.
In their meeting held in Kampala, members of Buganda general sports council all agreed with the decision of BFC that Jaggwe was not allowed by the rules to participate in the game.

As we talk now, Bugerere has sued Buganda football committee, for failing to take disciplinary measures against Busiro for fielding Ahmed Owusu, who played Simba fc in 2011/2012 an act that violates regulations of Ebika bya Buganda.
Meanwhile Bika football subcommittee has disqualified Nkerebwe clan from ebika bya Baganda competitions for fielding an entire team with members who are not from the clan.

This was during the match played against Ente, which means Ente has qualified to another stage.
Ente sued Nkerebwe for using players from Makindye Curbs.

His Majesty Ronald
Muwenda Mutebi II,
Kabaka of Buganda