Busoga’s William Wilberforce Gabula Nadiope IV has urged Rebecca Kadaga, the speaker of parliament and one of his closest allies to lobby government for sugar factory owned by the people of Busoga, according to the Parliaments twitter page. This was at the Kyabazinga’s 6th coronation anniversary today.
In keeping with the COVID-19 times, the coronation anniversary of Busoga’s Isebantu (father of the people) was “scientific” – done with an unusually smaller gathering.
The Busoga region, situated in Uganda’s sugar belt already boasts of the highest concentration of sugarcane growers and sugar factories such as GM Sugar Uganda Limited, Kakira Sugar Works, Sugar Corporation of Uganda Limited, Bugiri Sugar Company, Kamuli Sugar Limited, Kenlon Industries Uganda Limited, Mayuge Sugar Industries Limited and Sugar & Allied Industries Limited among others.
The Kyabazingaship in Busoga is an elected post. His majesty Gabula was formally elected on 23 August 2014 and crowned on 13 September of the same year and he will rule for life.
Hitherto, between 1993 and 2000 and for the 2014 election, under Articles 6 and 8 of the Busoga kingdom constitution, appointments were for five years only.