“my coming here brings a positive message of exploring further partnership prospects especially between the Nnabagereka Development Foundation and Hopes Alive Initiative”.
– Queen Temitope Morenike Enitan-Ogunwusi –
Her Royal Highness Temitope Morenike Enitan, Queen consort to his Imperial Majesty, The Ooni of Ife paid a courtesy visit to the Nnabagereka (Queen of Buganda Kingdom) on 19th May 2023. HRH Temitope was accompanied by accompanied by team from Hopes Alive Initiative an organization she founded in Nigeria, Members of the Nigeria High Commission in Uganda, Bishop Joshua Lwere the Overseer of the national Fellowship of Born Again Pentecostal churches of Uganda, and leaders from the Born Again Pentecostal Church in Uganda and Nigeria.
HRH Temitope was welcomed by Oweekitiibwa Noah Kiyimba the Buganda Kingdom Minister for Lukiiko, Information; Cabinet Affairs, Protocol and the Official Kingdom Spokesperson and Dr. Maria Nassali the vice chairperson of the Nnabagereka Development Foundation who represented HRH the Nnabagereka.
Her Royal Highness Temitope being entertained by traditional Ganda dancers at the bottom landing of the front steps of the Bulange.
Queen Temitope’s visit aimed at exploring ways through which Ife Kingdom can cooperate with Buganda Kingdom in using culture to improve the quality of life of their respective communities. The Queen observed that this visit was a beginning of a new chapter in the bilateral relationship between the Kingdom of Ile-Ife from Nigeria and Buganda. Queen Olori Temitope said that “my coming here brings a positive message of exploring further partnership prospects especially between the Nnabagereka Development Foundation and Hopes Alive Initiative”.
Dr.Nassali, on behalf of HRH the Nnabagereka thanked HRH Temitope for the visit. She observed that there was a lot in common between the work being done by Queen Temitope and the Nnabagereka. The visit therefore created an opportunity to build a collaboration that will benefit the people in Ife and Buganda Kingdom.
Dr. Maria presented gifts from the Nnabagereka to Queen Temitope who appreciated the gesture and in return provided gifts to Ssaabassajja Kabaka and the Nnabagereka.
Officials of the Buganda Kingdom and other leading lights pose around HRH Temitope Morenike Enitan at the steps of the Bulange building.
Indeed as a country, even though Uganda is making some progress regarding Universal Health Care, many gaps still slow the progress.
To this, Her Royal Highness advised that health systems become fully responsive to women and girls, offering higher quality, more comprehensive, and readily accessible services with societies working to end practices that critically endanger women’s health and well-being—among them, all forms of gender-based violence.
Improving women’s health will contribute to women’s economic empowerment, which has an overall ripple effect on other parts of their lives.
“For this reason, we call upon governments and civil society organisations to utilize especially technology to increase women and girls’ access to affordable, safe, and reliable healthcare,” says the Nnabagereka.