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Empango: Toro set for 24th coronation anniversary

By Rogers Sunday

Added 11th September 2019 03:47 PM

The festivities got under way with cultural rituals that included the blessing of the royal drums, spears and the regalia by the 27-year-old king of Toro.

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The festivities got under way with cultural rituals that included the blessing of the royal drums, spears and the regalia by the 27-year-old king of Toro.

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KABAROLE - Celebrations for King Oyo’s 24th coronation anniversary kicked off Wednesday at his Karuzika palace in Fort Portal, Kabarole district.

The festivities got under way with cultural rituals that included the blessing of the royal drums, spears and the regalia by the 27-year-old king of Toro.

The king sounded the royal drum to the tune of amakondere royal dance for his subjects to dance as a sign of launching the Empango celebration.

During the course of the day, Oyo officially closed the health camp at Buhinga Regional Referral Hospital.

He also officiated at the 3rd Phase of Save River Mpanga Now campaign by launching a waste management system along the banks of River Mpanga opposite the Police baracks near Buhinga playground.

Oyo ascended to the throne at the age of three years following the death of his father, Rukirabasaija Patrick David Matthew Kaboyo Rwamuhokya Olimi III.

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Ahead of Empango, the Karuzika palace was on the receiving end of some brush-up.

 
A drum was sounded to mobilize King Oyo's subjects for community work.

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The monarch's subjects got down to community work along River Mpanga.

 
Meanwhile, King Oyo and his subjects launched an incinerator for burning plastic material within Fort Portal.

 
The youthful king set the ball rolling.

 
Oyo officiated at the Save River Mpanga Now campaign.

 

 

Oyo officially closed the health camp at Buhinga Regional Referral Hospital. Below, he hands reading glasses to one of the patients who underwent an eye operation at the facility.

 

 
At the palace, ritual performers presented the royal regalia to King Oyo as by the Toro culture.

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Omukama Oyo sounded the royal drum to mark the start of his 24th coronation anniversary at Karuzika palace

 



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