KAMPALA/HOIMA – His Highness the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II has congratulated the Omukama of Bunyoro upon reaching his 25th coronation anniversary.
The much anticipated Coronation is slated for Tuesday, June 11, at Karuziika Royal Palace in Hoima district.
In a letter dated June 10, the Kabaka noted that the relationship between two kingdoms dates back many centuries despite an attempt by colonialists to break the bond using the divide and rule policy.
He reminded his counterpart the Omukama of how illustrious leaders Kabalega and Mwanga II for Buganda and Bunyoro respectively fought the colonialists jointly.
“We remember with pride the sacrifices they made in their endeavors to retain our independence and the common fate of exile and death outside Bunyoro and Buganda,” the Kabaka Wrote adding that “it behooves us the people of Bunyoro and Buganda to emphasize what unites us and this is the foundation on which we should build a new relationship.”
He added that he is much aware of the tremendous challenges that the Omukama and his people of Bunyoro have set themselves to uplift the people’s standards of living.
“And in this respect it is their God given right that the riches which are found in the soils of Bunyoro should go towards the eradication of poverty in the Kingdom of Bunyoro,” Kabaka said.
“Your Majesty, I and the people of Buganda wish you many happy returns on this day.” He said.
Bunyoro kingdom will on June 11 commemorate the 25th coronation anniversary of Omukama Solomon Gafabusa Iguru IV who ascended to the throne on June 11, 1994 following the restoration of kingdoms by the government.