OPENING OF THE “GREAT LUKIIKO” (PARLIAMENT)
The Opening of the “Lukiiko” is one of the most colorful events in the Kingdom. The event takes place in August every year.
Like the Monarch, it is the duty of Ssaabasajja Kabaka formally to open each new session of the Lukiiko.
His Majesty has never missed the Opening of Lukiiko ceremonies during his reign.
Ssaabasajja Kabaka has officially opened 25 sessions of the Lukiiko in his reign.
Certain traditional precautions are observed before and after The Kabaka opens the Lukiiko. The Kabaka sounds the Royal Drums (“Mujaguzo”) before he officially opens a new session of the Lukiiko.
His Majesty travels from his Residence usually accompanied by Nnaabagereka and is later joined by other members of the Royal Family.