The self-appointed Ankole King Asiimwe Rubambansi Ntare VI has organized a merrymaking day for Banyankore to gather at the Ankole Kingdom palace in Itaaba Kyabanyoro, Rwampara Mbarara District on the Cultural Convention that happened on January 27, 2017.
The event was intended to bless the kingdom and the king and also talk about matters that concern the Kingdom and how the kingdom that has taken forever to be restored can finally be restored to its former glory.
People who were around played for the Kingdom and blessed the King and asked God to make him wise like King Solomon and make him the great leader of once glorious kingdom, Ankole Kingdom and to restore the lost glory of Kaaro Karungi.
Professor Mulema from Buganda Kingdom who was one of the Guests in his speech thanked the people of Ankole for showing this big interest in the Kingdom and working tirelessly to have it restored and promised them that the function, which was held on Friday opened the doors for the kingdom restoration and God will from today onwards be the director of the King and his activities.
One of the cabinet ministers Elidard Karukiiko who gave remarks on behalf of Cabinet thanked His Highness for appointing them ministers and trusting them and requested fellow cabinet members and the whole Banyankore community to work hard towards the restoration of the kingdom.
The King of Ankole, Nyakutsinga Asiimwe Ntare V1 requested people to be brave in asking what belongs to them, he described Ankole Kingdom as the most powerful monarchy in the whole of Africa, which once fully restored will be helping Banyankore through direct employment opportunities, helping market the products and promoting social and infrastructural development of the kingdom.
He described the restoration process of Ankole Kingdom as a peaceful method that will be done peacefully in accordance to the laws of Uganda collaborating with the government of Uganda.
“We opened the function with three anthems, one for Ankole, second for Uganda and the last one for East Africa, an Indication that we are respect our country Uganda and work with in the laws of our country” Said His Highness Asiimwe Ntare [Translated from Runyankore]
The event ended at 6 PM as people who had waited patiently triumphantly waved the King and went following him to his residence singing and shouting “Nyakutsinga!, Nokaramare” [Long Live Our King]
Police led by the Mbarara DPC Jaffari Magezi arrived and asked the to talk to the organizers inquiring about the activities that were taking place in the Palace saying that they were not notified of the activity taking place.
After moments of conversation with the organizers, police finally agreed to leave in peace after talking to the King.