The Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu (Rwenzururu Kingdom) in western Uganda on Monday commemorated the 47th anniversary of the death of the monarch’s first King Isaya Mukirania Kibanzanga I.
Isaya Mikirania, the father of current Omusinga Wesley Mumbere Iremangoma passed away on September 2, 1966.
Hundreds of Banyarwenzururu trekked to Bulemba and others to Buhikira Royal Palace in Kasese town where the commemoration ceremony was held.
Honorable Josephat School-Band, the Kingdom’s Deputy Minister for Culture and Deputy Minister for Cultural Sites and Natural Resources Hon. Reuben Mbauta led the team to Bulemba.
The function started with prayers led Rev. Can. Barnabas Kayinja who urged the Banyarwenzururu to put God at the centre of everything they do for the prosperity of the Kingdom.
Rwenzururu Kingdom Chief Prince Christopher Kibanzanga urged the Banyarwenzururu to emulate his father, whom he described as “a committed Christian, a role model to Bakonzo, a man of integrity, disciplinarian and honest with strong character.”
“Isaiah was driven by internal and everlasting values such as love, care and trustworthiness and never opted for external values like properties and beautiful women.” he added.
Kibanzanga also suggested that also suggested that a church be built before the construction of the magnificent palace as a gesture of gratitude to God who has seen thethrough many problems in their history.
The Prime Minister Ivan Syauswa was represented by the Finance Minister Thembo Kitsumbire.
The function was blessed by the attendance of Nyabaghole Agnes Ithungu Asiimawe, Queen Mother Christine Mukirania, Prince William Sibibuka, Rubugha and Princess Fraha among other members of the royal family.