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Kabaka Asks Subjects to Use Sports to Fight HIV/Aids

Kabaka tasked the sportsmen to use the popularity gained through such tournaments to fight the HIV/AIDS and other diseases that are claiming lives of his subjects.
Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi in group photo with Bulemeezi County FC

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The Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi has tasked sportsmen to use their talents to fight HIV/AIDS among the youths and unite people.

In 2004, Buganda Kingdom reintroduced Masaza cup, a football tournament for all counties in the Kingdom. The first Masaza cup tournament was first played in 1964 before Kingdoms were abolished.

Last year, Bulemeezi County football club defeated Busiro County by 1-0 goal to claim the Masaza cup.

Speaking at ceremony organized to celebrate the win by Bulemeezi County Football club at Bamunanika playground in Luweero district on Thursday, the Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi said that he is happy the standard of the Masaza Cup tournament is growing every year.

Mutebi explains the tournament has united the people in Buganda and congratulated Bulemeezi FC for the win. He also applauded all counties for participating in the tournament.

 He, however, has tasked the Sportsmen to use the popularity gained through such tournaments to fight the HIV/AIDS and other diseases that are claiming lives of his subjects.

// Cue in “Tusanyuka nnyo…

Cue out;…2019’’//

Kabaka Mutebi was appointed goodwill ambassador by United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (Unaids) to fight HIV/AIDS.

Unaids also appointed Tooro King Oyo Nyimba Iguru Rukidi IV as its goodwill ambassador to combat HIV/Aids among the youths.

HIV Prevalence rate in Luweero district prevalence rate is at 7.2% above the national rate of 6.2%.

The Katikkiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga asked the subjects to use the tournament to unite despite having political differences.

He also asked the sportsmen to exercise discipline if they are to win in any tournament.

// Cue in: “Abantu be Bulemeezi…

Cue out;…abantu ba Kabaka”//

The Kabaka’s representative in Bulemeezi County Ronald Mulondo said the county embraced football in 1960’s and Ssekabaka Edward Muteesa used to play it along the subjects at Bamunanika playground where the function was held.

Mulondo said that they will continue to mobilize subjects to participate in the tournament and use it to unite the people.

Charles Nsereko a politician in Nakaseke and LCV Chairperson Luweero Ronald Ndawula welcomed the message by Kabaka saying HIV/AIDS is still a challenge especially the youths over high unprotected sexual activity among them.

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