Iganga, (UG): As preparations for the celebrations of the long-awaited Busoga Royal Wedding in Kigulu Chiefdom enter the final stages, the Iganga District security team on Friday convened at the Municipal Council Primary School grounds where the subjects will converge on Saturday to follow proceedings from the main event in Bugembe, Jinja city.
The Kyabazinga of Busoga, His Majesty William Wilberforce Gabula Nadiope Kadhumbula IV is tomorrow (Saturday) expected to tie the know and exchange marriage vows with the chosen Inhebantu, Her Royal Highness Jovia Mutesi in a colourful ceremony at Christ’s Church Cathedral in Bugembe, Jinja city.
Thereafter, the newly-wed Royal couple will host the guests at the Royal palace in Igenge, Bugembe, where thousands of subjects and high-profile persons are expected to attend.
Speaking to DailyExpress on Friday after the meeting, the Iganga Resident District Commissioner (RDC), Mr Wandera Sadala assured the people in Kigulu Chiefdom of security saying everything has been set to ensure sanity at the most anticipated event where the locals will be watching the proceeding from Bugembe live on the screens which will be fixed.
Mr Wandera warned people against getting involved in acts of criminality before calling upon those coming to the event to identify themselves to security easily by putting on traditional wear.
“..those coming for the function to put on a Kanzu or a Gomesi because it will be the dressing code. We have already received the army officers who will beef up security in partnership with police and I want to warn whoever ought to engage in chaos to distance themselves from the celebrations because the law will take its course,” Mr Wandera said.
He added that security on the ground will work along with event bouncers to ensure the safety of the people, and urged the public to report any suspicious people or activities to security for the quickest response.
The chief prince for Kigulu Chiefdom, Hajj Kyeyago Ismael rallied the subjects to attend the celebrations of the Royal wedding at the Iganga Municipal Council Primary School.
“The preparations here in Kigulu chiefdom are done and we shall be at Municipal Council Primary School and we call upon you not to miss because a party similar to this may take long to come again. We shall have the screen which will display whatever takes place in Igenge palace and the cathedral as well as the journey through Jinja city while waving to his subjects,” Hajj Kyeyago said.
Hajji Kyeyago reminded people to prioritize putting on the traditional wears and beseeched family heads to ensure a changed diet in their families, especially for those who will not attend the celebrations at the set venue in the chiefdom.
“We agreed that to honour this day, the men should put on a traditional tunic (Kanzu) and Gomes for ladies and even if you’re unable to come, you should wear these garments from your homes and also change the diet in the family in this historical day,” Hajj Kyeyago added.
The NRM chairperson Iganga district Hajj Walubi Abubakar called upon all people to work with security to ensure a successful function and also rallied the political leaders and the general public to be part of the celebrations.
The Friday security meeting was attended by among others the regional police spokesperson SSP Diana Nandawula, the DPC for Iganga district Byaruhanga Patrick, the office of the OC CID Iganga district, the chiefdom ministers and political leaders led by the NRM chairperson for Iganga Hajj Walubi Abubakar.
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