There is excitement in Entebbe Municipality and Katabi town council
ahead of Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi’s 26th Coronation anniversary
Nkumba University will host the main celebrations on July 31st,
2019 at its main campus in Katabi town council.
for the event are in top gear. Buganda’s Cultural Affairs Minister, Godfrey Kyewalabye Male, says they have already
constructed the palace where the Kabaka will stay during the celebrations.
notes that as part of the activities, they have upgraded several cultural sites, which also act as tourism sites in
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Buganda’s Attorney General, Christopher Bwanika, who chairs
the Organizing committee, says they have organised several activities prior to
the coronation anniversary celebrations.
He says they intend to run including a medical camp at Katabi
Sub county headquarters where they offer free medical services to residents.
Bwanika also notes that Kabaka Mutebi will
oversee the reopening of the Kyankolokolo Ngongolo Channel that connects Sisa
Sub County to Katabi town council on Lake Victoria.
The channel was launched by Kabaka Mutebi three years ago. However,
it was never utilized by business people traveling between Katabi town council and
Sisa Sub County despite the short distance.
Wakiso District chairperson, Matia Lwanga Bwanika says the
District is earmarking resources that will be used to operationalize and
rehabilitate the route.
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The Kingdom has so far invited up 10,000 guests. Several
residents in Katabi town council Uganda Radio Network has spoken too are
excited about the event, saying it will create for them several opportunities.
residents also claim, the Kabaka's visit will leave the town council and Busiro
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Kabaka Mutebi ascended to the throne on July 31, 1993
following negotiations between the Central government and Mengo.
was installed at Naggalabi in Buddo in Busiro County, which host several
They include among others Wamala tombs and Lunnyo Palace,
Entebbe za Mugula found close to Entebbe airport run way 12/30 among others.
county is also home to Kabaka Mutebi’s palace in Banda in Kira Municipality.