Monday, July 29, 2013

Katikkiro launches Bukedde book on Buganda

Pakistan News & Features Services

Buganda Kingdom’s Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga has launched a book entitled ‘Ekitiibwa kya Buganda’ in commemoration of Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi’s 20th coronation anniversary.

The book, which was compiled and published by Bukedde, a sister paper to New Vision, was launched at Vision Group headquarters on July 29. The book details Buganda’s history over the past 800 years, cultural norms and customs of the people of Buganda. 

The Katikkiro arrived at the Vision Group headquarters at 9 am where he was received by the company’s top managers and staff. 

The Vision Group headquarters house New Vision and Bukedde newspapers, Bukedde FM and Bukedde TV as well as other platforms. The Vision Group has been carrying out a three-month project that involved highlighting the history of Buganda Kingdom and Kabaka Mutebi’s journey on the throne. 

The project has been part of the celebrations to mark Kabaka Mutebi’s coronation on July 31. The compilation of ‘Ekitiibwa Kya Buganda’ was spearheaded by Bukedde Ku Sunday’s Editor, Margaret Nankinga, a distinguished Luganda language expert. 

Joseph Lwanga, the circulation manager of Vision Group, said that the book would be available to the public at different bookshops and newspaper vendors across the country.

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