Kasubi Tombs: Masaka contributes Shs266m

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A woman kneels to welcome Mr Mayiga (L)in Masaka District during a fund-raising drive on Friday. PHOTO BY Martins E. Ssekweyama. 

By Martins E. Ssekweyama

Posted  Monday, February 17  2014 at  02:00

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The tomb’s reconstruction. The contribution towards the reconstruction of Kasubi Tombs has been ongoing since they were razed in a fire four years ago.



Masaka has been singled out as having made the biggest contribution towards the reconstruction of the Kasubi Royal Tombs.
A total of Shs266.5 million was mobilised during a fundraising drive conducted on Friday at the Mayor’s Gardens in Masaka.

The fundraising, which the kingdom premier, Charles Peter Mayiga described as one of the most impressive, was attended by several dignitaries, including Mr Edward K. Ssekandi, the Vice President.
He said the people of Masaka had exhibited the spirit of hard work and oneness, an important aspect that Buganda needs to prosper.

Notable contributors included Mr Ssekandi (Shs3 million), Ms Mary Babirye Kabanda (Shs5m), Masaka Secondary School (Shs4.5m), Ms Sarah Kiyimba, the Hotel Brovad proprietor, Mr John Ssegawa of Radio Buddu (Shs2m) and Dr Herman K. Byansi (Shs1m).

However, the Katikkiro noted that Masaka Municipality leaders had been consumed by political grumbling thus losing track of their obligations to the people.
He said leaders must overlook their differences and serve the people to whom they are accountable.
During his visit, the Katikkiro also paid a courtesy call at St John Paul Mugwanya Primary School that supports a number of needy children in the district.
Mr Mayiga called upon teachers to put emphasis on skills and talent development to help children explore their potential.