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Masaba Cultural Institution Sets Date for Official Circumcision Launch

By Weswa Ronnie

 

MBALE

Steven Masiga the spokesperson for Inzu Yamasaba, confirmed the date

The highly anticipated Imbalu ceremony, a significant cultural event for the Bamasaba community, has been scheduled for August 3rd, 2024, in Mutoto, Mbale City.

 

This biennial event, which takes place every even or leap year, will see hundreds of young men gather with circumcision gear at the circumcision site, where they will be flagged off by the cultural leader of the Bamasaba, Jude Mike Mudoma III.

 

While speaking to our reporter yesterday on Wednesday, 5th June 2024, Steven Masiga the spokesperson for Inzu Yamasaba, confirmed the date.

 

Masiga announced the attendance of several Kings and Cultural Leaders from across Africa, including representatives from Ghana, Ngoni State, Eswatini, and Mumias in Kenya, all of whom have expressed interest in participating in the ceremony.

 

The previous ceremony in 2022 saw a tepid response as the Bamasaba had yet to appoint a mandated cultural leader to preside over the event.

 

However, in August 2023, the Government of Uganda, in line with Article 246 and Section 6 of the Cultural Leaders Act 2011, officially gazetted the current cultural leader, who will now preside over the ceremony for the first time in an official capacity.

 

The Bamasaba community, united under the Inzu Yamasaba cultural institution, comprises members from Mwambu, Wanale, Mubuya, and Kenya.

 

The upcoming Imbalu ceremony promises to be a momentous occasion, bringing together cultural leaders, dignitaries, and the Bamasaba community in a celebration of heritage and tradition.

 

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