Kampala, (UG): In what promises to be a unique blend of tradition and empowerment, the Bugembe Stadium in Jinja City is set to host the first-ever Busoga Royal Kasiki ceremony for the Kyabazinga (King) of Busoga ahead of his forthcoming royal wedding.
The Royal Kasiki, the first of its kind is happening this Friday, November 10th and has been organized by the Office of the NRM National Chairman (ONC), overseen by the Senior Presidential Advisor Hajjat Hadijah Namyalo Uzeiye.
Hajjat Namyalo spent most of her time on Thursday at ONC offices in Kyambogo as she personally inspected a diverse array of items acquired by the ONC, which will be distributed to the people of Busoga Kingdom during the kasiki.
A host of these items ranging from brick-laying machines to hair dryers, are part of President Yoweri Museveni’s broader efforts to empower Ugandans and boost household incomes.
“The assortment includes g-nut grinding machines, popcorn-making machines, mowing machines, fertilizers, paver-making machines, and more, which have been carefully chosen to support various economic activities, reflecting a comprehensive strategy to enhance the livelihoods of the Busoga Kingdom residents,” said Hajjat Namyalo as she called upon the people of Busoga to turn up in large numbers and benefit from the empowerment drive.
This publication also understands that as the Kasiki gets ready, the ONC boss Thursday dispatched a team of coordinators led by Ms Rosette Kazaire, the director for mobilization, Segero Ali, (ONC Coordinator Busoga) to lead the preparations and arrangements to give Kyabazinga and his subjects best Kasiki of their entire lifetime.
Ms Kazaire speaking to DailyExpress confirmed that the whole of Busoga Region and mostly Jinja City, celebrations have already gained momentum with subjects donating items, including food, drinks and equipment to be used during the Kasiki.
”On top of what we already have as the organizing team from ONC, Kyabazinga’s subjects are also flocking in with a lot of food, and drinks to support the Kasiki where my boss Hajjat Namyalo is also coming to empower them with start-up capital items. ” Ms Kazaire noted.
“The entire population is excited not just to celebrate with their King but they are also looking forward to Chief Muzzukulu’s empowerment package and a message from the President,” she added.
The Kasiki (pre-wedding ceremony), deeply rooted in local traditions, takes on a new dimension as it becomes a platform for community development, and the NRM principal leader, President Yoweri Museveni underscores his commitment to fostering economic growth and self-sufficiency among the people of Uganda.
As Bugembe Stadium prepares to host the royal celebration, the anticipation is not only for the union of the Kyabazinga but also for the positive impact these empowerment initiatives will have on the lives of the Busoga Kingdom residents.
The Kyabazinga, HRH Wilberforce William Gabula Nadiope IV will on November 18th, 2023, tie the know with the Inhebantu of Busoga, Ms Jovia Mutesi at a colourful wedding function at Bugembe Cathedral, with a reception later at the same grounds.
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