Dedication Day for H.M. Omukama Chwa II Kabalega

Omukama KabalegaIt has been announced that 9 June will be the occasion for the dedication of H.M. Omukama Chwa II Kabalega of Bunyoro-Kitara as “Bunyoro Hero” by his grandson H.M. Omukama Rukirabasaija Agutamba Solomon Gafabusa Iguru I.

This is also the day on which, in 2009, H.M. Omukama Chwa II Kabalega was declared a “National Hero” of Uganda by President Musuveni of Uganda.

The anniversary of the birth of H.M. Omukama Chwa II Kabalega falls on 18 June.

H.M. Omukama Chwa II Kabalega was a key figure in the history of the Abbey-Principality of San Luigi and was responsible for bestowing the title of Mukungu upon the then-Prince-Abbot in 1885. H.M. Omukama Rukirabasaija Agutamba Solomon Gafabusa Iguru I today serves as Royal Patron of the Order of the Crown of Thorns and the Order of the Lion and the Black Cross.

The 19th Empango – the coronation celebrations of H.M. Omukama Rukirabasaija Agutamba Solomon Gafabusa Iguru I – will fall on 11 June.

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