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Banyoro gather for the Empango celebrations

By Moses Kidandi

Hundreds of people from Bunyoro and other parts of the world have turned up in Hoima for the 24th anniversary celebrations of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom known as Empango.

The celebrations traditionally known as Empango are being observed under the theme; ‘Transforming Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom’. The ceremony is being held at Karuziika palace in Hoima to mark 24 years since the Omukama Solomon Gafabusa Iguru ascended to the throne.

Empango which is the first ritual the Omukama performs as he is crowned is used by the Omukama to make important pronouncements to his people.

Bunyoro Kingdom covers the districts of Hoima, Masindi, Kibaale, Kiryandongo, Kagadi, Kakumiro, and Buliisa.

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