Mawogola is very significant in Buganda’s recent history because it is the place where Kabaka Mutesa fled to in 1966 on his way to exile when he was ousted by President Milton Obote’s regime
Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi 11 arrived today in Mawogola County, Sembabule District ahead of his 21st coronation on Thursday.
Right from Kyengera along Masaka road to the Sembabule district, people decorated the road side while others were seen dancing and drinking.
The Kabaka was welcomed by Buganda’s health Minister Dr Ben Mukwaya who chaired the organizing team.
Kabaka Mutebi fist toured a dam at Lwamatala in Lwemiyaga County which was dug on the orders of his father former President Sir Edward Muteesa11.
He then proceeded to his just refurbished palace also in Lwemiyaga County. The palace was destroyed by Obote’s soldiers during the 1966 crisis. He also toured a farm run by Joram Mwebaza a prominent farmer in the area.
Speaking at Mwebaza’s farm, Buganda’s premier Charles Peter Mayiga urged the young people to look up to the successful elders in the area as inspiration to develop.
“The kabaka wants you to grow up knowing that you are the future leaders and you emulate the older generation who have succeeded in farming and other activities.”
The Kabaka also visited different projects including cattle farms in the five sub counties of Ssembalule as a way of encouraging his subjects to practice agriculture.
Mawogola is very significant in Buganda’s recent history because it is the place where Kabaka Mutesa fled to in 1966 on his way to exile when he was ousted by President Milton Obote’s regime.
Last year’s celebrations were marked by beginning of reconciliation efforts between the Kingdom and the central government with government agreeing to return some of the properties.
There have been ongoing mobile clinics where people have been receiving free medication.