London preparations for Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga’s visit to London are in high gear. Mayiga’s London tour is part of his continuous efforts to mobilise Baganda and well-wishers to support kingdom projects and activities in view of restoring Buganda’s past glory.
By Enock Mayanja Kiyaga in London
London preparations for Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga’s visit to London are in high gear.
Mayiga’s London tour is part of his continuous efforts to mobilise Baganda and well-wishers to support kingdom projects and activities in view of restoring Buganda’s past glory.
This follows his announcement in the latest Buganda Lukiiko that the next project after Masengere will be the Kabaka’s lake which was dug under the instructions of Ssekabaka Mwanga II in 1846 but now faces extinction due to human activities.
The Katikkiro and his delegation comprising Buganda Twezimbe and Mengo officials are expected to arrive in London on May 28 in time for the main event on Saturday May 30 at Harris Academy, Peckham Road, SE15 5EZ.
Once in London, the Katikkiro will preside over the celebrations to mark 60 years of Kabaka’s birthday, display the achievements of Buganda government since its restoration in 1993, continue with the collection of “Ettoffaali” and install the new team of Kabaka’s representatives in the UK and Republic of Ireland, headed by Ronald Lutaaya.
Others on the team include; Robert Mukiibi-deputy North London, Kasimu Muguluma-deputy South London, Rebecca Lubega Bukulu-deputy Scotland and Enock Mayanja Kiyaga-deputy Manchester area.
Also to be installed in London is the new Kabaka’s representative in Scandinavia, Eng. Elisha Mugenyi and his deputy Nanyonga Jane Murkusson. This occasion will be historic by the virtue of the fact that it will be the first time ever that Buganda government envoys are installed outside Buganda.
Previously, Kabaka’s appointees had to travel to Mengo in Kampala to be installed. Before the main programme on Saturday, the Katikkiro is expected to attend Juma prayers in East London from where he will have a quick tour of Ugandan businesses on Upton Lane, which has been nicknamed “Buganda Road” mainly because of the many Ugandans living and working in that area.
Others on Katikkiro’s delegation include his first deputy and minister for Buganda affairs abroad, Amb. Emmanuel Ssendaula, Nnalinya Victoria Nkinzi, Omutaka Fredrick Kayiira Gajjuule, Omutaka Kyadondo Mbuga Atanansio, Owek. Ahmed Lwasa, Christine Nagawa Kasule and officials of Buganda Twezimbwe committee headed by John Fred Kiyimba Freeman among others.
Katikkiro Mayiga’s Ettoffaali London second round for May 30