King Oyo Celebrates 26th Coronation Anniversary Virtually

King Oyo Celebrates 26th Coronation Anniversary Virtually

By Exposed Uganda

If there is one thing the pandemic has proved, it’s the fact that we can all stay connected even without the physical interaction because social distance is key in fighting COVID-19.  

This weekend, Tooro Kingdom celebrates 26 years since his Highness Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru IV was crowned  king following the death of his father, King Patrick Kaboyo Olimi III.

 Before the pandemic, the palace traditionally known as Karuzika, would host jubilant crowds from all over Tooro region and other parts of the world for more than a week. 

People would come from Kabarole, Bunyangabu, Kamwenge, Kyegwegwa, Kyenjojo and Kitagwenda to be part of the celebratory activities that are climaxed with a thanksgiving service to mark the memorable event but this time the merrymaking shall be limited. 

In line with COVID-19 regulations and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), this year, King Oyo hosts his guests to a virtual celebration, which will be held this weekend from Saturday the 11th to Sunday the 12th  September. 

Speaking to our reporter, the King’s Principal Private Secretary, Prince Jonathan Baguma, said that preparations are underway to ensure that Omukama Oyo is given a memorable anniversary which he will enjoy with his subjects from  Tooro kingdom and beyond.
Baguma also revealed that in a bid to  give Omukama Oyo 26th anniversary the grandeur it deserves the kingdom had decided to hire the services of renowned events organisers Talent Africa to manage this very important event.

“We are working with our friends from Talent Africa Group whose history of remarkable hybrid event execution is undoubted to ensure that everyone can catch the virtual celebrations from the comfort of their homes,” Baguma said.

“The celebrations will start on the 11th as the King officially closes his silver jubilee celebrations and launches the Ekyooto Ha Mpango Festival and end on the 12th of September with a thanksgiving service alongside other celebratory activities,” he added, noting the the event will be aired live on NBS TV and that Ugandans shall also follow the celebrations on social media.

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