Jinja, Uganda | By Michael Wandati | The Tooro Kingdom has demonstrated a spirit of unity and cultural solidarity by offering a contribution of 10 million shillings towards the upcoming Busoga Royal Wedding.
A delegation from the Tooro Kingdom, led by Prime Minister Stephen Kiyingi, not only provided generous financial support but also took the opportunity to advocate for increased backing from the central government for cultural institutions.
In a symbolic display of cultural cooperation, Prime Minister Kiyingi presented a cheque of 10 million shillings to the Royal Wedding’s Central Organizing Committee.
He emphasized the importance of recognizing and supporting cultural institutions, stating, “Cultural institutions are the bedrock of our society’s heritage, and it is crucial that the government recognizes and supports their efforts in maintaining the rich cultural tapestry.”
Tooro Kingdom’s contribution to Busoga Royal Wedding underscores a belief in the significance of preserving and celebrating cultural traditions within communities.
The spirit of generosity extended beyond the Tooro Kingdom, with several organizations coming forward to contribute to the festivities.
With just a day left to the historic Busoga Royal Wedding, Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) has made contribution of 155 million shillings, Fountain Publishers contributed 5 million shillings, while Equity Bank donated 10 million. Wanda Products went a step further by providing detergents for use during the wedding, contributing to a cumulative total of 30 million shillings.
Recognizing the importance of the occasion, the Equal Opportunities Commission and the Uganda Professional Science Teachers Union joined the cause, contributing 10 million and 5 million shillings, respectively.
More individuals and entities are still making contributions toward the royal wedding.