In a move aimed at supporting the upcoming Busoga royal wedding scheduled for November 18, 2023, Ugandan businesses have generously contributed significant amounts, totaling Shs1.7 billion, in what is seen as an effort to preserve culture, values, and traditions.
Various corporations have joined this cause, emphasizing the collective responsibility of the people in making a king’s wedding a success. Eng Patrick Batumya, the chairperson of the organizing committee, noted this as he received a substantial contribution of Shs198 million from the Nation Media Group.
Among the contributors, Next Media Services, a media company, made a remarkable donation of Shs500 million, while Nile Breweries Limited also showed their commitment by contributing Shs450 million.
Furthermore, the country’s top telecommunications companies, MTN Uganda and Airtel Uganda, played a significant role by contributing Shs250 million and Shs265 million, respectively.
Sylvia Mulinge, MTN’s chief executive officer, expressed their dedication to making a positive impact in all communities, including Busoga, and their partnership with the kingdom has been a source of pride for the company.
Leading up to the royal wedding, the “Busiki celebrations” are set to take place in Budumbula, Iganga, and Mayuge, on November 10, 11, and 17, respectively. These events will feature bull roasting, surprise entertainment, and beverages, serving as a prelude to the main event on November 18 when Kyabazinga Wiliam Gabula Nadiope IV and Ms. Jovia Mutesi are set to exchange vows at Jinja’s Bugembe Christ Cathedral.