Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda Golf Association and the Kingdom’s leadership announced the roster of sponsors for The Kabaka Coronation Golf Tournament, one of the activities to mark the 26th Coronation anniversary of Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II.
The tournament to be held at Kitante Golf Course on July 20 was launched on Wednesday at Sheraton Kampala presided over by Owk. Patrick Mugumbule, the Buganda Kingdom Lukiiko Speaker.
Buganda Golf Association captain Sam Mubiru, who is also head of the organising committee, said; “The Stable-ford format tournament once again joins the mainstream celebrations of the events and the proceedings will be given to the cause of fighting sickle cell disease.”
The Katikiro of the Buganda Kingdom, Charles Peter Mayiga will tee off the event at 8am. The tourney will have over 200 players forming corporate teams of four.
Third-time associate sponsor Sheraton Kampala Hotel and returning associate sponsors UAP Old Mutual and Crown Beverages join the kingdom’s Majestic Brands to award the winners and also serve a huge cake in celebration.
According to Sheraton’s Business Unit Manager, David Ssekitoleko, the golf tournament is an opportunity to be used to sensitize the public about sickle cell disease in the country, an initiative that Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II has spearheaded in the recent past. The disease is a group of genetic disorders that affect the red blood cells making them unable to efficiently carry oxygen around the body cells.
Ssekitoleko said; “As Sheraton Kampala Hotel, we are passionate about sport and we continue to use events like sport to create awareness about issues that affect Ugandans.”
Phiona Naiga Gahire, Marketing and Communications specialist at UAP Old Mutual revealed: “Continuing our partnership with the Kabaka Coronation Golf Tournament made perfect sense. We enjoyed a very successful first year and we’re delighted to be returning again.”
“We are committed to associate with Buganda Kingdom and fellow sponsors and commit to join any cause that ensures good health for Ugandans,” she added.
The Kabaka will celebrate his 26th coronation on 31st July 2019 at the Nkumba University main campus in Entebbe.