Museveni recounts how he pushed Kyabazinga to marry, promises Queen Mutesi a gov’t job

President Yoweri Museveni last night hosted King of Busoga Wilberforce Nadiope Gabula and his wife, Queen Jovia Mutesi.

President Yoweri Museveni and First Lady Janet Museveni hosted  the Kyabazinga and Jovia Mutesi

The president welcomed the royals together with key figures from Busoga Kingdom at State House in Entebbe for a dinner.

In his remarks, President Museveni expressed relief that the Busoga monarch was finally settled in marriage.

He said, for years, he had pushed the king to find himself a wife and settle down.

As he (Nadiope) told you, whenever he came here I would challenge him on that,” Museveni said.

We the Africans, once you grow you have to get a wife. It is not a question of just being there. What are you doing? That is a part of “okwombeka” (building) in our culture. Building is not just about erecting a building, but also having a wife and creating wealth.”

President Museveni also congratulated the king and the people of Busoga on getting “such a beautiful and well-educated” queen.

The President promised to work with Queen Mutesi so she could put her training in finance to good use in government.

The good thing is that she came in when she’s a highly developed product, she told me she is a financial analyst. I will mention how she will help us with those qualifications.”

President Museveni described the King as “my son” and the daughter as his “daughter-in-law.” He promised to give them 100 cows as a gift.

King Nadiope in his brief remarks, said he had come to officially introduce his wife to the president, who contributed significantly to their wedding.

President Museveni did not attend the historic Royal Wedding of November 18, 2023, but delegated his son Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba.

I am happy to report that for the first time, I have not come here alone, but with a wife,” remarked the King.

The queen on her part thanked the President and his wife Janet for supporting them.

She further highlighted her ongoing projects to socially and economically empower the people of Busoga, especially the women and youths.

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