In preparation for the upcoming royal wedding, members of Baise Muwaya Clan extended their cultural blessings to Kyabazinga of Busoga, William Gabula Nadiope IV. This grand event, known as Embaga ya Mwenemu, is set to occur on November 18, 2023, at Christ Cathedral Bugembe in Jinja City, where Kyabazinga William Gabula Nadiope IV will be united in matrimony with Inhebantu Jovia Mutesi.
The ceremony, which took place on October 21st in Nawangoma, Kamuli District, also witnessed the official installation of Moses Wagabaza Kakungulu as the “Mukunganiya” (clan leader) of the Baise Muwaya clan.
During the event, Kyabazinga William Gabula Nadiope IV encouraged his subjects to embrace their culture, emphasizing that it is an essential avenue for uniting, developing, and advancing the kingdom.
The monarch expressed his gratitude to individuals such as the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of East African Community Affairs, Rebecca Kadaga, the late Busoga Bishop Cyprian Bamwoze, and Dr. David Kazungu for their roles in fostering unity and his ascension to the throne.
“I am proud that Busoga is united. I thank whoever participated in uniting Busoga and shaping me since my childhood to become what I am today,” the Kyabazinga said.
He also commended the Obwakyabazinga Bwa Busoga (OBB) institution and the Baise Ngobi clan, from which he hails, for their efforts in shaping his life.
Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of East African Community Affairs, rebuked critics who discouraged public contributions to the royal wedding, emphasizing that this is an international event, not just a village wedding.
“This is not a village wedding; it is a wedding of a King and an international event. Why are haters annoyed that the subjects are donating to their king’s wedding?” Kadaga remarked. She clarified that the wedding extends to chiefdoms in Busoga, including Kigulu, Luuka, and Bunha, so it’s natural for the king’s subjects to contribute to the event.
Moses Wagabaza, the “Mukunganiya” (clan leader) of the Baise Muwaya clan, revealed that Kyabazinga William Gabula Nadiope IV’s mother, the late Josephine Mpaata, belonged to the Baise Muwaya clan. He expressed his excitement for the upcoming wedding and extended heartfelt congratulations to the Kyabazinga.
Wagabaza also wished the Kyabazinga success in his marriage journey, hoping for a family with educated children and even a set of twins.
Ronald Nsaiga Watongola, the clan finance minister, who also chaired the organizing committee of the event, highlighted that the Kyabazinga is blessed to have hardworking and influential individuals around him.
The Baise Muwaya clan gifted the Kyabazinga with cows as a token of their well-wishing.
The function was attended by various dignitaries, including Busoga Kingdom’s Prime Minister Dr. Joseph Muvawala, Busoga Culture Minister Owek. Richard Mafumo, Owek Joyce Abaliwano, Busoga Lukiiko Speaker Owek. George Mutyabule, Undersecretary Dan Mugulusi, Erikwaine from Defence, Peter Wagabaza from the Auditor General’s Office, and the 11 Busoga royal chiefs, among others.