Kabaka urges his subjects to work hard in new year
Posted Wednesday, January 2 2013 at 02:00
“In the new year, we need to work had to sustain ourselves and also ensure that the kingdom projects go on smoothly.”
The Kabaka, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, has urged his subjects to work hard in the New Year to boost their individual incomes as well as developing the kingdom.
In his message, the Kabaka wondered why many of his subjects continue to buy food in rural Buganda yet they occupy large acres of arable land.
“In the New Year, we need to work had to sustain ourselves and also ensure that the kingdom projects go on smoothly,” he said.
The Kabaka’s message came on New Year’s Eve as thousands of Ugandans ushered in 2013 with prayer, display of fireworks and a series of entertainments at different location across the country.
This was during the annual fete dubbed Enkuuka organised by CBS radio at the palace in Mengo, Kampala. The Katikkiro, Mr John Baptist Walusimbi, commended the Kabaka for celebrating the end of the year with his subjects.
The Kabaka also used the same event to launch a new telecommunication company, K2 Telecom. To symbolise its official launch, the Kabaka made the first call to the kingdom’s information minister, Mr Peter Mayiga.
Mr Saul Katumba, the head of Corporate Affairs at Buganda Land Board, was introduced as one of the new company managers. But Mr Mayiga said it was simply “an indigenous company owned by local investors who love their kingdom”.