Angelic, juicy babes to flood maiden Bafumbira gathering
The Bafumbira tribe of South Western Uganda are known cultivators. Their staple food is sorghum.
Sorghum grains worldwide are famous for making the best alcohol brew. And for the Bafumbira and Banyarwanda, a distinctive brew called ‘Umushururu’ served in homes, parties and bars is the number one way to crack deals, initiate relationships, settle scores and overcome their “traditional reserve”.
So according to Edgar Mfite Niyimpa, the chairperson of the organizing committee for the first Bafumbira reunion on Sunday 18th December 2016 at Mitra Square in Lugala, the event and cause is of significant importance.
“We are going to awakening the sleeping lion and create a link to development.
As Bafumbira, we have to come together, celebrate our culture. Many of us have grown up and schooled in Kampala and other districts outside Kigezi so we need a chance to network with our kinsmen people from different professions through folk activities like kwivuga (poetry), our local dance called isangane, enjoy local food, brew and have some team building games like break calabashes like our ancestors used to during their gatherings,” Mr. Mfite who works at Uganda Bureau of Statistics said.
“All Bafumbira, Banyarwanda, in-laws and neighbors from Kabale, Kanungu, Kamwengye and beyond should come and celebrate,” he said adding, “Just know people will be spoilt for choice with the Kifumbira performances, T-shirts, hoodies (for adults and kids), vests and other traditional themed items which will be exhibited on Sunday for only UGx. 30,000.”
Many prominent Bafumbira in town and from allover the country like Uganda Prisons quota boss Hillary Bisanga, UBOS boss Dr. Chris Mukiza, Eng. Iyamulemye Emmanuel of Uganda Railways, Ministers Philomon Mateke, Madame Mutuuzo Peace, all four Kisoro Members of Parliament, Police chief Gen. Kale Kayihura have confirmed participation while media celebrities like Ernest Bazanye, Maurice Mugisha, Tumusime Uwitware alongside actresses like Muhawenimana Sarafina (Deception on NTV, the Campus on NBS), and are looking forward to the opportunity to mingle with the friends you have not met in a while.
At the celebration, their local drinks like Umumanurangutiya, Urwagwa, Inturire, will be ferried from Kisoro alongside local foods like Imbuguyu prepared from maize and beans, Igishoma, Urunyogi a sauce made of fresh peas, Ibihaza (pumpkins) and others like Igisusa, Inyabutongo, Isaaga, Shusha will all be prepared and served through the whole day of fun, games and socializing washed down by drinks like Inkumba, umushuhira, ubugi, Umuteke and Umusabike among others.
All the children will also be well taken of at the Bafumbira World gathering with bouncing castles, face painting and lots of play games.