By: Fred Muzaale
Kayunga: Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II’s second day of his historic tour of Bugerere County garnered massive enthusiastic crowds who lined up along the roads to welcome him.
The Kabaka, who left his palace, located at Ntenjeru, at the Kayunga District headquarters at 11am, spent the second day touring banana and coffee plantations, pineapple model farmers in Busana and Kangulumira sub-counties. He encouraged his subjects to rejuvenate growing of coffee and banana to increase their household incomes.
On Monday when the Kabaka began the tour he thanked his subjects for the massive welcome.
“Buganda will co-exist with tribes that live in Buganda but will do so, to only those that respect its culture and boundaries,” the Kabaka said while in Bbaale.
“The sad events of 2009 have strengthened us. Your resilience is the reason I am here today,” the monarch said drawing loud cheers.
Yesterday, from Busaana the Kabaka proceeded to Nazigo Catholic Parish, where he attended a brief mass presided over by the Lugazi diocesan bishop Mathias Ssekamanya, who prayed to God to protect Buganda from its enemies.
Addressing a mammoth crowd at Kangulumira Sub-county headquarters, the Kabaka stressed that Buganda kingdom was ready to work with people of other tribes living in the kingdom so long as they respect Buganda culture and kingdom boundaries.
“I urge officials from Central and Buganda Kingdom to unite and work together because you are all serving the same people,” the Kabaka said, adding: “the district leadership and area MPs in this area should find a way of availing machinery that will add value to agricultural produce so that farmers can earn more from their sweat.”
The Kabaka also urged parents in the district to persevere and educate their children, saying the era of illiteracy is long gone. The Kabaka will end his three-day tour today with a final rally at Ntenjeru.