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Bugisu Clan Heads to meet Museveni ahead of Umgii’s inauguration

A section of Inzu Ya Masaaba Clan Heads in a group photo after the meeting

Mbale, (UG): Bugisu clan heads from the 26 clans that constitute Inzu Ya Masaaba are set to warmly welcome President Yoweri Museveni to the Bamasaabaland ahead of the upcoming inauguration ceremony of the new Umukhukha commonly known as Umgii slated for early October.

This was revealed by the Bugisu cultural institution spokesperson, Mr Steven Masiga after a meeting of the clan heads who had been invited by the Umgii, His Highness Jude Mike Mudoma in preparation for the upcoming clan tournaments across bugisu met at the Inzu Yamasaaba offices in Maluku Mbale City.

The football tournament will be held in all areas of Bamasaabaland which compromise Kenya and Uganda and the Umgiii will visit this region beginning with Bududa, Manafwa and Namisindwa, then Sironko and Bulambuli, and thereafter Mbale city and Mbale district, ending in Bungoma – Kenya where he will meet the Bamasaaba of Kenya.

In Kenya, the key host of Umgiii and his entourage will be the speaker of parliament of Kenya Hon Wetangula.

The Umgii inauguration ceremony is slated for early October and President Yoweri Museveni, the Head of State is expected to be the chief guest as Jude Mike Mudoma takes on the reims having been gazetted by the government about 45 days ago.

H.E Museveni attaches a lot of importance to bamasaaba land for personal, cultural, political, military and other considerations, recall that during his formative military days when growing up, he began from here and also has a lot of political allies in the bugisu region than any other part of Uganda.

Recently, the president’s daughter, Patience Rwabwogo was here to retrace these heroic scenes.

Meanwhile, Mbale district as a host district has also added extra structures to the Inzu Yamasaaba which now act as an extension office and a resting place for Umgiii.

The Umgiii has meanwhile written to General Katumba Wamala, the Minister of Works and Transport, and to Dott Services Ltd to help with the rehabilitation of the Mutoto Circular Road from Mbale State Lodge to the cultural site in Mutoto which is in a deplorable state.

This is another extra activity in preparation for the inauguration.

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