As the eagerly awaited Kyabazinga Royal Wedding approaches, a three-day health camp has been inaugurated to prioritize the well-being of the Busoga community. The health camp, organized by local health organizations and hospitals, is a collaborative effort to contribute to the grandeur of the upcoming wedding ceremony between His Majesty William Wilberforce Nadiope Gabula IV and HRH Jovia Mutesi.
Scheduled for this Saturday, the royal wedding is set to witness President Yoweri Museveni officiating at the vibrant event, solidifying the union of Nadiope Gabula IV and Mutesi as the Inhebantu of Busoga.
The health camp, aiming to benefit 50,000 people, addresses prevalent health issues such as cancer, hypertension, diabetes, malaria, and tuberculosis, among others. Thousands of Basoga gathered at the kingdom headquarters in Bugembe, Jinja city, on Wednesday for medical check-ups, blood tests, and consultations on family planning and eye infections, among other health challenges.
Owekitiibwa Shillah Birungi Gandi, the kingdom’s state minister for health, emphasized that the health initiative is dedicated to the Inhebantu, emphasizing the importance of good health for her people.
Residents like Isima Kasolo of Wanyange in Jinja city expressed their satisfaction with the campaign, with Kasolo commending it as a significant step in improving the health of many people, particularly after receiving treatment for malaria.
Despite the impending royal wedding, financial contributions continue to pour in from various organizations, corporate entities, and individuals. On Wednesday, the Busoga Public Officers Forum presented a dummy check of UGX.111,757,000 to the central organizing committee, while Busoga legislators contributed shs.55 million. The Kamuli Elites Platform, a local WhatsApp group, also made a donation of shs.5 million, among other contributions from individuals and groups.
The culmination of the wedding activities at Christ’s Cathedral Bugembe will be followed by a grand reception at the Kyabazinga’s Igenge palace. The televised event will be celebrated in all the chiefdoms of Busoga at selected venues, with Basoga and friends of Busoga encouraged to participate from their respective locations.