BUGANDA Kingdom will this year hold prayers to mark the coronation of Kabaka Ronald Mutebi.
The Katikkiro, John Baptist Walusimbi, said the prayers would be held on August 14, with Muslims in various mosques, on August 15 in the SDA churches and other Christians would hold prayers on August 16, at the Mengo palace.
â€œWe call upon all people in the kingdom to pray for the Kabaka to overcome all sorts of problems that we have heard. We need to pray for our kingdom because of the many challenges we have,â€ said Walusimbi, addressing the Lukiiko at Bulange yesterday.
The celebrations for the 16th coronation anniversary were earlier scheduled to take place at Buvuma Islands in Mukono district on July 31. But they were cancelled. Walusimbi said the Kabaka had decided to tour the islands separately on a date which would be communicated.
During the same meeting, the Lukiiko agreed to withdraw the defamation case against The New Vision for reporting what they called false information about the Kabaka. The Lukiikoâ€™s decision followed a briefing by the kingdomâ€™s attorney general, Apollo Makubuya.
The latter said the Kabaka had accepted the paperâ€™s apology and agreed to withdraw the case from court.
â€œWe are ready to work together with the two papers in harmony once again. These papers are so important to us and we can not do without the media,â€ Makubuya stated.
The Lukiiko also resolved to stop the boycott it had announced against reading The New Vision and Bukedde and thanked its youth and the CBS journalists for the good work in mobilising the public.
In addition, it asked Kabakaâ€™s Saza (county) chiefs to support Bukedde local wrestling sport, locally known as â€œEkigwo Gumbyaâ€, within their areas.
â€œWe also ask CBS FM radio to start reviewing these newspapers. Bukedde is the number one in promoting Buganda issues and this just came as a coincidence,â€ Makubuya added.
Buganda to hold prayers to mark coronation anniversary