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Buganda Leaders Clarify Purpose of Nnabagereka’s State House Visit

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PHOTO PPU President Museveni and Queen of Buganda Talk Culture and Development
PHOTO PPU President Museveni and Queen of Buganda Talk Culture and Development
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Buganda Kingdom’s Katikkiro, Charles Peter Mayiga, has explained that the recent visit of Nnabagereka Sylvia Nagginda to State House was an official and prearranged event by the cultural institution.

On Saturday, Nnabagereka Sylvia Nagginda led a delegation from the kingdom to State House Entebbe, where they had a meeting with President Museveni. Speaking to Buganda Kingdom officials in Bulange, Mengo, Mr. Mayiga stated that the purpose of the visit was to brief the President about her forthcoming initiative under the Nnabagereka Development Foundation (NDF).

This initiative focuses on guiding the younger generation in promoting their culture through development, known as “obuntu bulamu.” According to Mr. Mayiga, the initiative is set to be launched on October 10 in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which has supported various programs in the country.

The Katikkiro further mentioned that after the launch, the initiative’s scope is expected to expand to other regions of the country. He emphasized the importance of government involvement in this collaboration with the United Nations, as it is a collective effort to secure funding and benefits.

NDF, founded in 2000, has actively contributed to improving the lives of children, women, and youth in Uganda. One of its notable initiatives is the annual children’s camp (Ekisakaate), designed to promote culture among the younger generation.

The premier also highlighted the government’s involvement in the restoration of Kasubi Tombs, as they partner with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), an international funding organization. He noted that funders typically work through governments rather than individuals.