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Kabaka Mutebi marks 27th coronation anniversary

By Vision Reporter

Added 31st July 2020 11:45 PM

Kabaka Mutebi was coronated the 36th king of Buganda on July 31, 1993, 27 years after the kingdom had been abolished by former president Milton Obote.

Kabaka Mutebi marks 27th coronation anniversary

Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II arriving at the ceremony

Kabaka Mutebi was coronated the 36th king of Buganda on July 31, 1993, 27 years after the kingdom had been abolished by former president Milton Obote.

CORONATION  | BUGANDA

MENGO-Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II on Friday commemorated his 27th coronation as the cultural leader of Buganda Kingdom.

The anniversary has been one like no other with only 50 guests, to observe social distancing and other health guidelines averting the spread of Covid-19.

In his message, Mutebi thanked his subjects for donating relief items and money that has helped in the fight against COVID-19.

"We thank whoever has donated towards the COVID-19 fight, however, the government should also keep an eye on other diseases as we fight the deadly pandemic," Kabaka said.

He advised security agencies to always take law offenders to courts of law for fair trial than causing uncalled deaths.

In order to instil order, all guests used the main gate of the palace (Wankaaki) and they went through a high-tech machine, which sprayed them with sanitisers.

Kabaka Mutebi was coronated the 36th king of Buganda on July 31, 1993, 27 years after the kingdom had been abolished by former president Milton Obote.

Government officials who attended the function were led by Vice-President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, together with ministers, such as Judith Nabakooba and the Minister for Higher Education, John Chrysestom Muyingo , among others.

This year's celebrations was commemorated under theme, ‘The Role of Culture in the fight against HIV/AIDS and COVID-19.'

The historic event that started around 8:00PM with arrival of invited guests ended at 3:00PM.

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