OBR Requires UGX 6 billion for the King’s Return, Coronation Anniversary, and Springs International Hotel Acquisition


Dr. Nathaniel Mumbere Walemba, the Chairperson of the 60 member Steering Committee for the return of Rwenzururu King, Omusinga Charles Wesley Mumbere Iremangoma has unveiled some key activities and plans being undertaken to ensure a safe return of the King.

The Omusinga left his Kingdom on November 27, 2016 after a joint military operation by the Army and Police that left scores of people dead and his eventual arrest. He was arraigned in court and charged with several counts including treason, murder, attempted murder and aggravated robbery among others.

However, the Omusinga was later granted bail and his movements were restricted to Kampala, Wakiso and Jinja.

 On June 13, 2023, the Directorate of Public Prosecutions – DPP dropped all the charges slapped against the Omusinga and all the 217 Royal Guards he was arrested with.  The Royal Guards have since been rejoined with their families and relatives but the Omusinga still lives in Kampala.   

Recently, Omusinga appointed a steering committee to prepare for his return to his Kingdom with Dr. Nathaniel Mumbere Walemba as the Chairperson and deputized by Rt. Hon. Constantine Bwambale.

Others on the committee are Mr. Clarence Bwambale Mumbahya as the Secretary and Rev. Engineer Gabriel Fataki as the Treasurer.

Hon. Ferigo Kambale, the Kasese Municipality Member of Parliament and Hon. Florence Kabugho, the Kasese District Woman Member of Parliament are also part of the committee as members.

Speaking to our reporter at his office located at Rwenzori International University in Kasese town, Dr. Walemba noted that the 60 member committee also has representatives from the districts of Kasese, Bunyangabu, Ntoroko, Bundibugyo and Kabarole.

The committee also has representatives from Mubende and Kampala districts that are however not among the 60 members of the steering committee.

Dr. Walemba stressed that the Omusinga selected people from all the districts across the Rwenzori Region since the event brings the people together irrespective of their tribe, region, religion and politics so that they come together and plan for the function.

He explained that the selected committee is answerable to the appointed Cabinet of the Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu headed by the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Joseph Kule Muranga awaiting to be dissolved after the function.

The Educationist further revealed that the committee is currently working tooth and nail to organize for the home coming of the King, mobilize all the Rwenzururu subjects in the Rwenzori region and beyond to solicit funds to buy Springs International Hotel so that it becomes a property of the Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu and also organize the forthcoming coronation anniversary in October 19, 2023.

According to him, all the planned activities require shillings six billion that is expected to be solicited in a period of one month from the date of the pronouncement. The committee is also mandated to rebrand Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu so that it gets a new look and face as well as working on the mindset of the subjects towards the rebranded cultural institution, appealing to all the communities in the Rwenzori region to remain peaceful and embrace unity as they wait for the home coming of the King.


  • Kahyana Joseph July 12, 2023

    Thank you for that good information. But inorder for the people to pay this money in good faith you should avail or give receipts to anyone who pays.
    Secondly you should a financial committee chaired by Costa Bwambale. May God bless you

  • Hamuza tembo July 12, 2023

    That’s great news thanks 👍👍👍👍👍 so much aw king and your cabinets

  • Siriwagi July 12, 2023

    This is a good idea let the committee put a fund raiser and we start pooling the money. Let their be an account number and a mobile number and people will start pooling money for the cause.

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