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FULL LIST: Who is who on the 25-member committee of Kyabazinga’s Royal Wedding

The 25 members of the Busoga Royal Wedding Committee instituted to organize the Kyabazinga's Upcoming Wedding (Photo/Courtesy)

Jinja, (UG): A 25-member Busoga Royal Wedding Committee has been instituted to start fundraising for the royal wedding between Isebantu Kyabazinga of Busoga His Majesty William Wilberforce Kadhumbula Gabula Nadiope IV and the Inhebantu of Busoga Her Highness Jovia Mutesi.

The Kyabazinga’s royal wedding is slated to take place on Saturday 18th, November 2023 at Christ’s Cathedral Bugembe, Jinja City and the reception at the Kingdom headquarters in Bugembe, on the same day.

While setting of the team on Friday, September 22, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of East African Affairs urged all the Basoga, well-wishers, and friends of Busoga at large to contribute to the royal wedding through cash donations and make it a magnificent royal wedding in the history of Busoga and Uganda.

Rt. Hon Kadaga speaking at Kyabazinga’s Royal Wedding launch on Friday

The 25-member committee of the Royal Wedding

The chairman of the Busoga Royal Wedding central organizing committee, Eng. Patrick Batumbya said members of the central organizing committee instituted to manage the historical function and several activities and celebrations linked to “Embaga Ya Mwenemu” including;

  • Eng. Patrick Batumbya (Chairperson)
  • Tibalira Martin (Vice Chairperson),
  • Owek. CPA Ivan Kiirya (Treasurer/Secretary),
  • Mrs. Dorothy Kisaka (Special assignments),
  • Hon. Babirye Milly Babalanda (Elected local leaders and RDCs),
  • Owek. Prof. Hajji Dr. Lubega Muhamadi Kisambira (Coordinator-General)
  • Eng. George William Bwanga (Balangira and Abambedha)
  • Dr. Eng. Andrew Naimanye (Private Sector),
  • Hon. Justine Lumumba Kasule (Media and Entertainment),
  • Owek. Alhajji Osman Ahmed Noor (Corporate Companies),
  • Mrs Olive Birungi Lumonya (MDAs and Others),
  • Mr Magumba Charles (Operations and Events implementation),
  • Hon. Justice David Batema (Judiciary).
  • Omulangira Wanume Paul (Coordinator of Christ’s Cathedral Bugembe),
  • Hajji Kitezala Swaibu (General mobiliser),
  • Owek. Richard Mafumo (Cultural Protocol, Lukiiko and Clans),
  • CP Basalirwa Jamal (Security).
  • Owek. Joan Machora (Busoga Diaspora Coordinator),
  • Mr Vincent Waiswa Bagiire (Protocol),
  • Mr Aggrey Kibenge (Public Servants),
  • Mr Ranmal V Keshwala (Business and Entrepreneurs),
  • Mr Aggrey Wunyi (Secretariat)
  • Hajji Badru Muwanga.

Eng. Batumbya added that the Central Organising Committee shall in execution of their mandate be assisted by several sub-committee members and other volunteers as will be designated and a number of them were unveiled today.

He revealed that over sh 304 million was fundraised amongst the central committee members on the wedding launch, with the Minister for Presidency, Hon. Milly Babalanda handing over her sh 10 million contribution in cash while Tibalira Martin gave in a cheque of sh 10 million.

KCCA Boss, Ms Dorothy Kisaka (seated) and Presidency Minister Hon Babalanda Milly (handing cash to the organizers)

Hon Kadaga also took the chance to ask the committee to be careful with people they will approach to contribute towards the royal wedding adding that each one they request money from must be discreet.

At the same function, Hon Kadaga announced the Mobile Money codes that have been established for cashless contributions as; MTN mobile money code: 707070 in the names of Kyabazinga of Busoga and Airtel Money merchant ID: 4360000 in the names of ObwaKyabazinga Bwa Busoga.

The Kamuli District Woman MP emphasized that temptations to hoodwink people into collecting cash by unscrupulous individuals will happen and therefore requested radios in Busoga and other media channels to popularize the Momo and Airtel codes above to the public.

On the sidelines, KCCA’s Executive Director Kisaka Dorothy, said that as members of the Central organizing committee, they are extremely ready to serve and they want to do it responsibly with excellence and integrity.

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