13th April 2019
Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II cutting a cake in celebration His birthday at Ndejje Senior School
Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II has lauded schools championing holistic education programmes, saying it gives children hope for a brighter future.
While addressing subjects during his 64th birthday celebrations at Ndejje Secondary School in Luweero District at the weekend, the Kabaka said every school should strive to achieve holistic education.
The Birthday cake of His Majesty Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II
“All schools offering holistic education and upholding standards are giving us hope of a good future for the young generation. We thank Ndejje SS and all the other schools for the great work. We thank God for giving us life and we pray that God gives us the strength to serve our country in a better way,” the Kabaka said.
Besides academics, holistic education entails co-curricular activities such as sports and music.
His Majesty Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II commissioning Namasole Druscilla Irene Namaganda administration block at Ndejje SSS, Luwero
Earlier, he toured different projects at Ndejje SS where he commissioned the administration block named in the names of Namasole Drusilla Irene Namaganda and planted a tree in commemoration of his birthday.
He also gave accolades to five people in recognition for their contribution in developing the kingdom. These included businessman Gordon Wavamunno, Mr Magid Baagalaaliwo, musician Mesach Ssemakula, Mr IK Kabanda and Mr Abdul Kagga.
The Katikkiro of Buganda, Charles Peter Mayiga, said the celebrations come at a time when Buganda has registered progress in many areas which he attributed to team work.
Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga (Right) together with the Katuukiro of Busoga Muvawala waiting for Kabaka's arrival
“Buganda is on the right track in areas of development which is not only reflected in projects, but the health of its people. Many people look worried about the future of their country where the youth believe the time is now to engage in leadership which is healthy,” he said.
Members of the Royal family, Princess Joan Nassolo, Nnaalinya Victoria Nkinzi, and Prince Cryspin Jjunju
Mr Mayiga warned residents of Bulemezi County against relying on handouts, but establish small enterprises to fight household poverty.
“This mentality [of surviving on handouts] is not good. Time for lamenting about the liberation war is not now because you have the capacity to live a better life,” he said.
The Katikkiro also urged parents to ensure that their school-going children wear shoes.
“This is for the health of our children because many children still walk bare footed as they move to school. This should not happen in Buganda,” Mr Mayiga said.
Bishop Elidard Nsubuga of Luweero Diocese urged parents and communities not to abandon the responsibility of grooming children into future responsible citizens.
“The good morals cannot be instilled by teachers at the day care centers. This should be a collective responsibility. We have parents who do not want to contribute to children’s welfare, including their lunch. This is very bad and should stop because only healthy children will have the opportunity to concentrate,” he said.
The vice president of the republic of Uganda, His excellence Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, thanked the Kabaka for exhibiting the importance of celebrating the birthday and urged people to note His Majesty’s example.
Others present; Prince and Princesses of Buganda, the Royal family, Kingdom Ministers, cultural leaders, religious leaders, politicians among others.