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The making of the Queen of Buganda: Let Nabagereka Sylvia Nagginda tell you

Nabagereka Sylvia Nagginda said some people are always asking her what it means to be the queen of the Buganda Kingdom.

Nabagereka Sylvia Nagginda

During her recent appearance on NBS TV, she sought to explain. Below is a transcript from part of her conversation with Rukh-Shana Namuyimba.

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"You know, when you say, Nabagereka, Queen, those are titles. And a title really describes what it is that is expected of you.

"So, I find it always difficult when someone says, how do you feel to be a queen or how do you or how do you learn to be a queen?

"I think it's just that the title really kind of describes what it is that is expected of you. Like I said, uh, you know, when you get married, of course... you have all the responsibilities of a wife.

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"But then I thought there was a little bit more that I can actually do. So, that's when I step into doing other things. Things that are supportive of the monarch. Things that are supportive of Kabaka.

"The work that he is doing. Things that are line with the kingdom program. One thing is that I was very much amazed at the love and passion that the people of Buganda have for the Kabaka.

"And you know from time immemorial, uh, the people of Buganda or the Baganda have always, uh, identified with the Kabakaship as a source of co-identity. As a rallying point. And as a personification of their social, political, economic and cultural aspirations.

"And he is held in high regard and high esteem, commands great respect and authority within the kingdom, but also, but also outside of the kingdom."

Sylvia Nagginda, who was born in England in 1962, got married to Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi at a wedding held at Namirembe Cathedral on August 27, 1999.

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