On 25th July 2019, the Nkoba Zambogo fraternity organised a surprise party for Buganda Kingdom minister of Culture, Security, Tourism, Luganda and Palaces Owek.Kyewalaby-Male at Tal cottages Rubaga in celebration of his appointment as a minister by the Kabaka of Buganda.
The function which was massively attended by former Zambogo members and Owekitiibwa's colleagues at work at Buganda Land Board, Gombe Education Services and other Buganda Kingdom institutions was in many ways a celebration of a man who has seen it all in the kingdom. A founding member of Nkoba Zambogo in 1991, Kyewalabye later got deeply involved in the kingdom, starting as an officer in BUCADEF before later becoming its head in addition to being the Kabaka's chief treasurer and ultimately becoming the Managing Director of Buganda Land Board. He has been with the kingdom through thick and thin.
The Nkoba Zambogo fraternity organised this party to celebrate a man who has excelled in his service, seerving the Kabaka with all his energy and resources. It was a celebration of a man who understands the Buganda cause. At the function, the many guests who attended who included Omulangira Wasajja,Kkobe clan head Omutaka Namwama, Buganda sports and youth minister Owek.Ssekabembe, CBS fm Managing Director Omuk.Kawooya Mwebe all described Owek.Kyewalabye-Mlae as a selfless hard worker who loves the kingdom and does everything he can to see that it succeeds.
In his speech at the party which had surprise guest perfomaers like Messach Ssemakula and Hajji Haruna Mubiru; he expressed his joy at being celebrated when he is still alive, gave a narration of how Baganda Nkoba Zambogo started, how he entered into the kingdom service and where he wants the kingdom to go in terms of development, politically, economically and socially.
We bring you a pictorial of what transpired at the party.
dL-R Owek.Ssekabembe(Buganda Youtha nd sports minister),Owek.Kyewalabye-Male(Buganda Culture minister), Omuk.Kawooya Mwebe(CBS FM MD), Omuk.John Kitenda(Nkuluze head),Mwami.Robert Kasozi(CBS FM Head Human Resource) following proceedings at the surprise party.
Music artiste Haruna Mubiru(holding a microphone) entertains guests at the function. He was joined by Owek.Kyewalabye and colleagues to dance.
Omutaka Namwama(head of Kkobe clan),next to Owek.Kyewalabye joined in those on the dancing floor to celebrate...
Some of the Buganda Land Board staff who attended the celebrations.