It has been the ultimate showcase of love when the people of Busoga thronged the roadsides to express their delight and approval of the decision by the Kyabazinga (King) of Busoga Kingdom to wed his fiancée Jovia Mutesi, who now fully becomes the Inebantu (Queen Mother) of the cultural establishment.
The Kyabazinga this morning set off from his ancestral Budhumbuli Palace in Kamuli district to be at Christ Cathedral Bugembe to get wedded to Jovia, his beautiful bride. Meanwhile, Jovia also set off from her father’s house in Mayuge district to join her man.
The two convoys were repeatedly stopped at different intervals by the ululating and celebrating people who wanted to have a glimpse of the groom and bride. Finally, the two separately arrived at the church were invited guests were waiting to witness the marriage.
The Kyabazinga arrived first and changed to his royal regalia and together with his entourage made his way into the church and waited for his bride. Minutes later, Jovia arrived and was ushered into the church full of happy people.
The Archbishop of Uganda, the head of the Church of Uganda, Samuel Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu, wedded and prayed for the couple to be blessed and guided by the God. The Archbishop thanked the Kyabazinga for choosing to wed his wife in Church saying it sets a good example.
“I want to call all men to do the right thing. If you are co-habiting, you should do it (get married) because the Kyabazinga has showed you the example,” the Archbishop said in his speech after the couple said I do.
He said the Busoga Royal Wedding has showed that the kingdom respects marriage.
The Archibishop called on Ugandans to be united because ‘we are all God’s people’ who ‘need unity.’
He also said that the royal wedding has promoted and boosted the economy. He said: “People have made money this week. People are selling food. Hotels are packed. It is not just a royal wedding, it is about the economy. We should get united and fight poverty.”