Buganda Royal Regatta: Mawokota, Busiro shine brightest at the second circuit in Nakiwogo

Over the weekend, the second mini-Buganda Kingdom royal regatta, a local boats race competition was successfully held at Nakiwogo landing site.

The event that gathered a sizeable crowd was held on Saturday, the 1st June 2024 as different counties of Buganda Kingdom competed for glory.

Busiro who happened to be the host emerged the winners in 500m. In the tight and epic contest, Buddu finish second and Mawokota third.

In the 1000m (1km) race, Mawokota was victorious while Buddu and  Buvuma were second and third respectively.

While addressing the media, the chief guest who is also the Speaker of Buganda Kingdom Lukiiko (Parliament) Owek. Patrick Luwaga Mugumbule lauded the good job done.

“I honestly applaud the Kabaka for the platform given to promote this sport.


Thank you the Minister, Eng. Ben. Missaga and other people for the efforts to have this sport rejuvenated.

This was never expected shortly but what I have found here is promising.

The number of people both adults and the young ones and as Buganda we love most of these kids to get involved in the activities of the kingdom.

This has proved that Royal regatta will be a big sport in Buganda”.

However, the eye catching rider was Buwekula ssaza’s Allen Nagirinya, the only lady who actively competed in the competition.

Nagirinya who happened to be the team captain was specially recognized with an extra prize for the spirit and determination she exhibited against the men.

Meanwhile, Buganda minister for Youth, Sports and Arts Ssalongo Robert Sserwanga was too grateful to whoever had a contribution in the success of the event.

“The Royal Regatta is part and parcel of our culture. As Buganda Kingdom, we are grateful for it’s revival.

I thank all the participating counties and the riders. I urge more people to join this interesting sport.

The event also pulled political figures including the Ntenjeru South member of Parliament Hon. Patrick Nsanja, Entebbe Municipality Member of Parliament Hon. Micheal “Mbwatekamwa” Kakembo, Deputy Ssebwana (Busiro), Dr. Stephen Seruyange and a host of local leaders.


There is only one circuit left to finish this year’s calendar.

Mawokota played host to the first event held on 30th March at Bunjjako.

The second circuit was successfully held at Nakiwogo (Entebbe) and the grand climax will take place on 24th August 2024 at Busabala beach.

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