Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga, the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for East Africa Community Affairs, has launched a 25-member committee for the Busoga Royal Wedding.
The committee’s main goal is to start collecting money for the upcoming wedding between His Majesty William Wilberforce Kadhumbula Gabula Nadiope IV, the Isebantu Kyabazinga of Busoga, and Her Highness Jovia Mutesi, the Inhebantu of Busoga.
The Busoga royal wedding is planned for Saturday, November 18, 2023, at Christ’s Cathedral Bugembe in Jinja City.
Kadaga was welcomed by Dr. Joseph Muvawala Nsekere, the Prime Minister of Busoga Kingdom, and the central organizing committee members led by Eng. Patrick Batumbya as the chairperson.
During her speech, Kadaga asked all Basoga residents, well-wishers, and friends of Busoga to donate money for the royal wedding.
She stressed how important it is to make this wedding unforgettable in the history of Busoga and Uganda.
Kadaga also advised the committee to be careful when asking people for donations, making sure it’s done in a trustworthy way to avoid any fraud.
She warned that some people might try to trick others into giving money.
To prevent this, Kadaga requested that local radio stations in Busoga and other media platforms share the Momo and Airtel codes for donations.
Kadaga mentioned that it has been 30 years since Uganda had a royal wedding, which was held by the Kabaka of Buganda in 1993.
She said it’s now Busoga’s turn to show the world their unique wedding celebrations.
Eng. Patrick Batumbya, the chairman of the Busoga Royal Wedding Central Organizing Committee, introduced the members who will manage the various activities and celebrations of the “Embaga Ya Mwenemu” (royal marriage).
The committee includes people from different areas, such as Vice Chairperson Tibalira Martin, Dorothy Kisaka for special assignments, Babirye Milly Babalanda for elected local leaders and RDCs, and Prof. Hajji Dr. Lubega Muhamadi Kisambira as the coordinator-general, among others.
Batumbya announced that the committee has already collected over sh 304 million to start the fundraising efforts.
Milly Babalanda donated shs 10 million in cash, and Tibalira Martin gave a cheque of shs 10 million.
Kisaka Dorothy, the Executive Director of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), said the committee is ready to serve with responsibility, excellence, and integrity.