Dr Joseph Muvawala, the Busoga Kingdom Prime Minister has called on all people of Busoga to come out in big numbers for the inaugural Rolex Festival in Jinja. The Prime Minister was speaking recently at the press launch of the Rolex Festival at Pit Stop Sports Lounge, located at Dam Waters.
Dr Muvawala graced the press launch as the Chief Guest and made the remarks before the event organizers, media personalities, and a cross-section of Rolex business stakeholders. He highlighted the importance of the festival to the region as a socio-economic vehicle.
“On behalf of the Kyabazinga, I welcome you to Busoga. There are four million (4m) people in Busoga so if you’re looking for demand, we have it,” started off Dr Muvawala. “We’re looking at this festival as something that will attract more people to Busoga. We thank you,” he added.
Dr Joseph Muvawala’s remarks come at a time when a section of self-seekers called for a boycott of the festival. This was premised on Busoga-based musicians not appearing on the event flyers, a laughable excuse. They painted the festival as “useless” to Busoga, something that Dr Muvawala opined on otherwise.
“The Busoga Kingdom is with you; let us all meet on 7th December 2019. I will attend and represent the Kyabazinga,” concluded Dr Joseph Muvawala.
Musicians lined up to perform
The musicians lined up to entertain revelers on the D-day include Eddy Kenzo, new Busoga female artistes Vanie Tyrah, Terina Zira, and Racheal Monique, Park U, Kim Nana, VIP Jemo, Spice Diana, Fik Fameica, Sandra Sanjja, Pallaso, Feffe Bussi, DJ Wicky, and many others yet to be confirmed. MC Ryan & MC Bosky will be on stage as auxiliary hosts to Alfa Tymz and DJ Nimrod.
The Rolex Festival, a popular annual food event, is a brainchild of Enid Mirembe, Miss Tourism Busoga 2015/16, and was awarded ‘Food Event of the Year’ at the 2019 Ekkula Pearl of Africa Tourism Awards.