Business Boosts At Kasubi Tombs

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sick geneva;”>Consquently, individuals, organizations and companies flocked to the site to contribute to the construction of the historical tourist attraction.

However, traders near the tombs have expressed happiness over booming of business in the area.


According to businessmen, items like traditional wear, food and drinks are among the commodities most people who come to the tombs buy.

“I sell more than one hundred plates of food every day since the week started. This has boosted my daily income and the business at large,” noted Lydia Kembabazi a local food kiosk owner in the area.

She explained that a plate of food ranges between Shs3, 000 and 6,000 which she said was not the case before as food would be sold at 2000 shillings each plate.

John Mary Kiyimba, a local brew seller explained that the number of jerricans of local brew sold each day increased in the area due to increased number of people flocking the area.

The burial grounds for Buganda kings were torched on March 16 2010 by unknown assailants.

Omega Construction Company won the Shs2.3bn contract to rebuild the torched structure whose entire budget stands at Shs 10bn including rehabilitation of other dilapidated tombs within the kingdom.

It involves construction of a perimeter fence and installing security gadgets around the 64 acres housing the Muzibu Azaala Mpanga.

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