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The Kingdom of Buganda is situated in the Central region of the country known today as Uganda. It is right in the heart of Africa astride the Equator and in the North West shores of Lake Victoria and it's also the source of the great river Nile. Buganda Kingdom is the home to the nation's political and commercial capital city Kampala as well as the country's main International airport Entebbe.

The Kingdom's equatorial climate provides plentiful sunshine which is moderated by relatively high altitude. Since it's near Lake Victoria, it's mean annual temperature ranges from 16 degrees 25 degrees Celsius. Daytime temperature averages between 8 degrees to 10 degrees Celsius warmer than night temperatures. Rainfall is evenly distributed around the area and the mean annual rainfall often exceeds 2100 millimeters. The area is warm rather than hot and temperatures vary little throughout the year.The Baganda had a centralised system of government which by 1750 was the most well organised More..

January 19, 2019

Ssabassajja Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Kimera Muwenda Mutebi II graced the 13th edition of Mama Nnabagereka’s kisaakaate which was held at St. Josephs of Nazareth Kavule School in Mpigi district, in Kiringa Ente subcounty in Mawokota County.

The Kabaka arrived at the school at 12pm with Nnabagereka Sylivia Nagginda together with Nnaalinya Lubuga Agnes Nabaloga and Namasole Margret Siwoza at a function that was graced by thousands of people amidst cheers and jubilation from his subjects of Mawokota County.

The Katikkiro of Buganda, Owk. Charles Peter Mayiga welcomed the Kabaka along with Kayima of Mawokota David Ssekyeru, and the director of St. Josephs of Nazareth Kavule School, Omulangira Paul Kyabagu among other staff members.

The Kabaka first commissioned a new state of the art administration block, from there the Kabaka took pictures with all the students that took part in the kisaakaate, (aba’saakaate) in their respective allocated counties (amasaza), and there after planted a memorial tree in the school compound.

The Kabaka was shown the different activities that the students took part in and the skills they acquired, like molding clay artifacts using rugs, making charcoal out of wood dust and candle wax, how to breed chicken and how to knit. 

The Kabaka there after went to the main occasion grounds where the closing ceremony was being held amidst loud cheers and jubilations from parents, people from Mawokota, invited guests and the students, (aba’saakaate).

Tthe functions begun by aba’saakaate demonstrating creative dancing skills.

The Kabaka was happy about the new activities in this year’s kisaakaate, he also thanked the Nnabagereka for engaging in the upbringing of patriotic Ugandans the organization of the kisaakaate and the director of the school for hosting this year’s edition, and he encouraged the children to listen to their parents and study hard. He also said humility and humanity as the key to success in life.

The Nnabagereka in her message thanked the parents of the aba’saakaate for trusting the kingdom with their children and encouraged the parents to continue doing so. She also thanked the finance partners and sponsors of the kisaakaate for helping them cover some expenses, she however cautioned parents to take care that they too behave and act in a proper way so their children do not back slide and also encouraged them to come for the parents meeting on 26th at Hotel Africana.

The Katikkiro said that in Buganda children were raised in a responsible way from a young age and the kisaakaate gives Buganda a chance to get upright Ugandans of a better Buganda and Uganda as a whole.

This year’s kisaakaate had over 400 children, and this year’s theme was humility and humanity in my every day activities.

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