Busoga Kingdom

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William Wilberforce Kadhumbula Gabula Nadiope IV

Kyabazinga of Busoga

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Busoga is a traditional Bantu kingdom in Eastern Uganda. Busoga is a cultural institution that promotes popular participation and unity among the people of Busoga, through cultural and developmental programs for the improved livelihood of the people of Busoga.

Busoga comprises of 11 principalities of the Basoga people. The kingdom’s capital is located in Bugembe, which in Jinja District, the second largest city in Uganda. Busoga Kingdom is composed of ten politically organised districts: Jinja, Buyende, Kamuli, Kaliro, Iganga, Mayuge, Luuka, Namutumba, Bugiiri and Namayingo. Each district is headed by democratically elected chairpersons or Local Council Five, while municipalities are headed by an elected Mayor. Jinja is the industrial and economical hub of Busoga. The Busoga area is bounded on the north by the swampy Lake Kyoga which separates it from Lango, on the west by the Victoria Nile which separates it from Buganda, on the south by Lake Victoria which separates it from Tanzania and Kenya, and on the east by the Mpologoma River, which separates it from various smaller tribal groups (Padhola, Bugwere, Bugisu, etc.). Busoga also includes some islands in Lake Victoria, such as Buvuma Island.

Men’s Forum Against Domestic Violence Uganda is in partnership with Busoga Kingdom in a joint program to end Gender Based Violence in Busoga Sub-region.

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