President Museveni Donates Land Cruiser as Birthday Gift to Kabaka Top story

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The black vehicle was delivered this afternoon by Vice President Kiwanuka Ssekandi at the main celebrations held in Bulange-Mengo. Ssekandi said that the vehicle is to enable the Kabaka execute his day to day work in the Kingdom.

President Yoweri Museveni has donated a Land Cruiser VX to the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi as a gift on his 60th birthday celebration.

The brand new Land Cruiser VX V8 car costs over 80, 000 dollars or over 240 million shillings before tax and freight charges from Japan.

The black vehicle was delivered by Vice President Kiwanuka Ssekandi at the celebrations marking the Kabaka's 60th birthday.Ssekandi said that the vehicle is to enable the Kabaka execute his day to day work in the Kingdom.

Ssekandi appreciated the Kabaka for fostering unity, growth and hard work among his subjects.

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Earlier, the 1st deputy Katikkiro of Buganda Emmanuel Ssendawula on behalf of Buganda Cabinet commended the Kabaka for the appointment of Charles Peter Mayiga as the Kingdoms premier.

Ssendawula said that the work accomplished by Mayiga since 2013 has exhibited transparency, determination, persistence and devotion. Ssendawula added that Mayiga, through his etofaali initiative has been able to accomplish royal tombs at Wamala and Kasubi as well as Masengere building.

Through the drive, Mayiga has also been able to accomplish the construction of Bulange Plaza, also known as Masengere, a 5 billion shillings project which was commissioned at the same ceremony.

He added that Mayiga has also directed his efforts towards the fight against poverty and the return of Buganda properties.

Meanwhile, the Kabaka did not deliver any message at the celebration of his 60th birthday.
He reached out for Toro Kingdom King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru immediately after the Vice Presidents speech and headed for the cake cutting ceremony.

The Kabaka left immediately after to his Lubiri-Mengo Palace where a royal dinner is scheduled later in the evening.


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Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.