By Donald Kiirya
The Katikkiro of Buganda, Charles Peter Mayiga, on Tuesday started his Gwanga mujje campaign in Busoga where people made donations towards the reconstruction of Kasubi Tombs.
Mayiga who arrived in Jinja at 11:00am was received by enthusiastic residents who waited for him at Nalubaale Bridge.
Premier Charles Peter Mayiga's convoy heading for Jinja town on Tuesday. All photos/Donald Kiirya
Mayiga who is on a two-day visit in Busoga region was welcomed by the Jinja Mayor Mohammed Kezaala at the Nalubaale Bridge amidst chants.
They travelled to the Jinja district headquarters with a Police lead car where he signed in the visitor’s book that was handed to him by the Jinja district Vice Chairperson, Paul Balidawa.
Mayur Madhvani (L) hands over gifts to Buganda's Premier Charles Peter Mayiga (R) after the KSL factory tour in Kakira, Jinja on Tuesday.
Mayiga later visited Kakira Sugar Limited (KSL) where he was welcomed by Mayur Madhvani, the Joint Managing director of KSL and other directors at Kakira.
Peter Mayiga (middle) greeting some of the Baganda as he was arriving at Kakira Sugar Limited on Tuesday.
Mayiga handed over a certificate of appreciation to Mayur for the first donation of sh100m to Buganda Kingdom in 2010.
On behalf of KSL, Mayur handed over a sh15m cheque to Mayiga as additional contribution towards the reconstruction of Buganda’s royal tombs.
KSL's Joint MD Mayur Madhvani (R) takes Peter Mayiga (L) on a tour of the sugar factory in Jinja on Tuesday.
He led Katikkiro Mayiga on a tour of the factory premises and also had a closed meeting with KSL joint managing directors.
Mayur pledged more support to Buganda Kingdom in case they approach KSL for support.
Mayur Madhvani (M) showing Peter Mayiga (L) sugar manufactured at Kakira
Mayiga commended the Madhvani family for the generous support adding that it was a sign of strengthening the partnership between Buganda and the Madhvani family.
Mayiga’s entourage later left for Iganga district.
Kasubi Royal Tombs were established by Ssekabaka Muteesa 1 in 1882 at Nabulagala hill which later became the modern burial grounds for the kings of Buganda princes and princesses.
This makes the tombs an epitome of the Baganda traditional architecture which carries a strong social and spiritual significance.