Buganda heritage and Tourism Board Launched
MENGO, KAMPALA - The Board is tasked to some major key performances a head them needed to revive the glory of the tourism sector in Buganda as proposed by Ssaabasajja kabaka.
The board is however reminded to protect the image of the Kingdom at their duties.
The major roles tasked to the board include the establishment of management policies on running the royal tombs of Buganda more especially the Kasubi and Wamala royal tombs because of their significancy as the home of the ancestral fathers, appointing technical staff and controlling income and expenditure of the heritage sites
The board has to administer and promote tourism in Buganda whereby they have to find all the historical places of Buganda, protect and preserve them for future, the need to establish and implement policies of manning and innovate the Buganda museum and other cultural sites apart from the royal palaces.
While orienting the Board at Bulange, Mengo, Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga said that it’s a great honour that it’s the fast board to be established and have gone in the history of Buganda.
Mayiga emphasized much on protecting, preserving and conserving the heritage sites
However Katikkiro showed concern over the increased deforestation methods that this will lead to desert weather conditions in Uganda. He therefore urged the public that in order to protect our cultural sites we need to protect the fauna and flora too.
Katikkiro reminded the audience about Kabaka’s speech of taking at least two trees at the introduction ceremonies and it will help to protect our environment in future.
The Board stands as follows;
- Dr. Gladys Nalubowa Kalema Zikusooka (Chairperson) - She is the head of conservation for public health
- John Ssempebwa - Deputy CEO,Uganda Tourism Board
- Sam Balagadde -CEO, Uganda Hotels Owners Association (UHOA)
- Syson Namaganda Musiitwa - Global Fund
- Phelex Musinguzi - Head, Kazinga Tours
- Dr. Keneth Ssemwogerere - Lecturer, Makerere University
- Remigius Kigongo - Senior Environment conserver
- Abu Kawenja - Presenter, CBS FM
- Frank Neekuusa - Business man (trader)
Buganda Kingdom ministers, Charles Bwenvu, 2nd deputy Katikkiro Hajji Ssemambo Ssekimpi, minister for Royal treasury Amb.William Matovu, Denis Walusimbi Ssengendo, Yusuf Ggaganga, Ritah Namyalo,omulangira Wasajja, omutaka Kayiira Gajuule (Speaker, Bataka Council) all witnessed at the launch.