Omuk. Kitenda recieving a gift from a child who accompanied his father during the entourage. Looking on is the KWBK, Omuk. Lubega Mutunzi (Left) and the Bukulula subcounty chief, Ssekitto Charles in a gown.
Nkuluze treasurer, Omuk. Kitenda John has hailed Kabaka’s subjects in Bukulula subcounty, Buddu County for contributing gifts (Amakula) to the Kingdom despite the prevailing stinging weather conditions characterized by hunger.
He was presiding over a gift presentation function at Bulange Mengo recently. The gifts included a cow, a goat and food staffs.
Addressing the gathering, Mr. Kitenda urged the subjects to grow enough food for their families especially at this time when the famine is biting. He also cautioned them against dealing with suspicious characters, who disguise themselves as middlemen in processing Kingdom bursaries for their children. He stressed that the Kingdom bursary scheme is only handled by the Education Ministry at Bulange Mengo.
Omuk. Kitenda however encouraged Bukulula subjects to cooperate and work with Buganda Land Board to open boundaries for the sub-county land before any development is done.
The Katikkiro w’ebyalo bya Kabaka (KWBK), Omuk. Lubega David Mutunzi used this platform to mobilize Kabaka’s subjects all over the Kingdom to restore traditional crop gardens like coffee, cotton, tobacco and banana plantations in their homes with the aim of eradicating the rampant poverty.
The Bukulula team was led by the Subcounty chief Ssekitto Charles, who gave a brief history for the Makula contribution in the Kingdom, adding that it is part of the Baganda’s cultural norms.
Amakula is a name given to the final selection of the appropriate collection of gifts aimed at providing sufficient food in the Kabaka’s palaces. It is an ongoing exercise in all Buganda Counties spearheaded by the KWBK’s office in collaboration with the County and Subcounty chiefs in their respective Counties. It includes food items and others like Cows, goats and chicken.