Busoga Queen’s Debut Public Appearance Post-Royal Wedding

Kyabazinga William Gabula Nadiope with Queen Jovia Mutesi arriving at a function for her first public appearince since the royal wedding Oon November 18, 2023. The queen advised her the Basoga to enbrass agiculture during her speech to the public on February 23, 2024.


  • Queen Jovia Mutesi of Busoga Kingdom made her first public appearance since her wedding on February 23.

Her Royal Highness Jovia Mutesi, the Queen of Busoga Kingdom, made a public appearance on February 23, marking her first outing since her royal wedding three months prior.

The union between Queen Mutesi and King William Gabula Nadiope took place on November 18, 2023, at Christ Cathedral Bugembe in Jinja City.

During the public event at Igenge Palace on Igenge hill in Jinja North City Division, Queen Mutesi graciously hosted her subjects to lunch.

Accompanied by the Neyendeire Women Initiative, led by Ms. Dorothy Kisaka, Executive Director of Kampala Capital City Authority, Queen Mutesi commenced her official duties by engaging in cultural rituals, including tending to a garden within the palace grounds.

Among the activities undertaken by Queen Mutesi were planting potatoes, harvesting matooke, and peeling amidst celebrations.

Afterwards, Queen Mutesi returned to greet her subjects alongside King William Gabula Nadiope IV. In her address, she emphasized the importance of cultural norms within Busoga, advocating for familial respect, agricultural endeavors, and community unity.

Furthermore, Queen Mutesi stressed the significance of sufficient food production for consumption and surplus for sale, advocating for granaries and proper sanitation facilities within households.

She also highlighted the importance of vocational training for women, girls, and youth, expressing intentions to collaborate with the Uganda Hotel and Tourism Institute.

Regarding development initiatives, both Queen Mutesi and King William Gabula Nadiope IV emphasized the necessity of unity and warned against encroachments on Kyabazinga land.

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Joseph Muvawala, the Prime Minister of Busoga Kingdom, reiterated the prohibition of unauthorized construction on kingdom land, announcing plans for a royal tour to engage with subjects across various regions.

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