Ekigangu Kya Busoga: Kadaga Hails Indian Association for Supporting Busoga Kingdom Activities
The First Deputy Prime Minister of Uganda and Minister for East African Community Affairs, the Rt. Hon Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga, has applauded members of the Indian Association in Jinja as reliable partners to Busoga Kingdom.
Speaking during the “Ekigangu kya Busoga –Partners meeting held at Kingdom Kampala in Uganda’s Capital, Hon Kadaga lauded Indian community for supporting charitable endeavors to serve the common good, demonstrating loyalty to Ugandans and defending the dignity of mankind which has created the good relationship between the Indian Community and Ugandans.
‘’ I warmly welcome the partnership of the Indian Association of Jinja who will support the Ekigangu kya Busoga taking place in Mayuge District in December 2023”,Kadaga said commending the partners for supporting Busoga Kingdom.
The Jinja Indian Community delegation was led by Hari Patel the CEO of Tengi Styles, Vivek Kakadiya and Ravi Goyani both from Kyabazinga Oil Company Ltd.
On behalf of the Indian Community in Jinja , Hari noted that Indians have once again become a pillar of the country but furthermore , supported various communities in which they operate ton better lives of many Ugandans .The Indians are estimated to contribute up to 65% of Uganda tax revenue.
The Busoga Kingdom’s “Ekigangu kya Busoga” is a forum where children can have a voice but also a forum for the restoration and revival of the Kisoga culture among children. This event brings together community leaders, educators, and young learners from across the region. The intention of “Ekigangu kya Busoga” is to meaningfully engage with both the women and children in activities that can help break the poverty cycle in the Busoga region – and this can be done by creating awareness on financial literacy.
The team leader, owek. Dr. Joyce Abaliwano Mulebeke, who attributed their achievements as Ekigangu to team work and consistency, appealed to parents, guardians and development partners to trust the organization by registering their children for the forthcoming retreat and thanked their partners for supporting this initiative.
“We are a credible organization that cherishes proper nurturing of children to ensure that Busoga’s next generation espouses the true Kisoga values and norms”, she said.
Started by the Kyabazinga of Busoga three years ago under the stewardship of Rt. Hon. Kadaga, the activity has benefited over thousands of participants, community leaders among other stakeholders.