Contributions for Kyabazinga’s Royal Wedding hit shs1.7bn

Kampala, (UG): As the highly anticipated Busoga Royal Wedding nears, cash contributions towards the cause have not gone over 1.7 billion shillings, thanks to the generosity of various individuals and companies.

The Kyabazinga of Busoga, His Royal Highness Wiliam Gabula Nadiope IV and the Inhebantu-to-be, Ms Jovia Mutesi are scheduled to exchange vows on Saturday, November 18 at Bugembe Christ Cathedral, in Jinja, with several bigwigs in the eastern region and the central government expected to attend the function.

Following the pronouncement of the new Inhebant in September this year, several Ugandan companies have hugely contributed towards the cause in what has been termed as a contribution to protect the culture, values, and traditions of the Basoga.

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Among the companies to stand out in cash contributions include; Next Media Services, a Ugandan media company that contributed Shs500 million towards the Royal Wedding, while beer manufacturers; Nile Breweries Limited injected shs450 million into the organisers.

Similarly, telecom giants MTN Uganda and Airtel Uganda contributed Shs250 million and Shs265 million respectively, while Nation Media Group cashed out Shs198m, an amount collected by Eng Patrick Batumbya, the chairperson of the wedding organizing committee.

The wedding

Shortly after saying their vows on November 18 at Bugembe Cathedral, an estimated 3,000 special guests are expected to be treated to a reception at Igenge Palace in Jinja City, while the function will also be virtually streamed in twelve other venues across different districts of Busoga Sub-region.

Meanwhile, all clan heads in the Busoga Kingdom have resolved to each secure at least a cow as their contribution towards the royal wedding.

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The Spokesperson of the clan heads Mr David Iguru Isabirye, said the contribution is part of their “parental support to the Kyabazinga” since royal chiefs are made by clan members.

The Kingdom has over 300 clans constituted by the 11 hereditary chiefdoms.

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