As Kyabazinga of Busoga, His Majesty William Wilberforce Nadiope Gabula IV, and Her Royal Highness Jovia Mutesi embark on their marital journey, several undertakings have been earmarked that are hoped to uplift the people of Busoga.
Busoga to give accountability for royal wedding contributions
The organizing committee of last week’s Busoga Royal wedding has unveiled a post-wedding plan that entails a number of activities and programs to be undertaken in the first 100 days of the royal marriage.
Eng. Patrick Batumbya, the chairman of the royal wedding organising committee told the press at the Sheraton Hotel in Kampala that in the coming days, they will begin by giving full accountability for the contributions made toward the wedding.
Several private corporations and individuals sent in contributions toward the historic celebration, which at some point was estimated at nearly Shs 2 billion.
The wedding also received a significant amount of money from President Yoweri Museveni, which despite being undisclosed, was confirmed by the king himself to be the single biggest contribution.
Eng. Batumbya revealed at the press conference that the committee was in the final stages of reconciling all the financial and material contributions received.
“We are committed to providing a detailed accountability report in the coming days. The substantial support from corporate entities, organisations, and private individuals played a pivotal role in ensuring the success of Embaga Ya Mwenemu,” he said.
Aside from the accountability, the leadership of the kingdom has outlined a comprehensive plan for the next 100 days which will focus on among others, championing a tree-planting initiative.
Over 2million trees are expected to be planted under this initiative according to Batumbya, as “a symbolic gesture celebrating the arrival of the Inhebantu.”
Additionally, the kingdom will mobilize Busoga subjects to actively participate in the government’s parish development model, contributing to noble development efforts in the region.
The fight against teenage pregnancies will be another key agenda, with Busoga taking proactive measures to address and curb this societal challenge.
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