Parliament Raises Shs 150m To Reconstruct Kasubi Tombs

decease geneva;”>The ceremony of collecting these funds follows March 2010 and July 2013 incidences in which the Kasubi Tombs locally known as “Amasiro” were burnt down in mysterious circumstances.

The Katikoro’s visit to parliament attracted many Members of Parliament.

Betty Nambooze, the Mukono Municipality Member of parliament, who headed the money collection team revealed that their target was Shs100m only to realise close to Shs 150m and yet other MPs were still coming up with cash pledges.

Some of the announced figures included Shs15m shillings contributed by the cabinet ministers, Shs 6m by the opposition combined, Shs5m by the Democratic Party which boasts of political a mileage in Buganda region and Shs 6m by the independent Members of Parliament.


Most MPs and ministers who showed up contributed each Shs1m save for Lukyamuzi who gave Shs 3.5m; Nambooze, Medard Ssegona and Latif Ssebagala who gave Shs2m each.

However, the youthful Ntungamo Municipality MP, Musiguzi Yona surprised everybody at the end when he stood up and contributed Shs 10m high above the Vice President, Edward Sekandi and Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi who gave Shs 2m and Shs1m respectively.

The already excited ceremony was even more amplified when cabinet ministers in their personal contributions stood up to announce their humble offers ranging from Shs100,000 to Shs 200,000.

Daudi Migereko, the minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development contributed Shs100,000 while the State Minister for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities contributed Shs200,000.

Meanwhile, Mayiga appreciated the overwhelming excitement and convergence of people from all ethnicity for the common cause of Amasiro.

“Uganda is a wealth of cultural back ground and heritage which collectively brings everyone together. We should struggle to make that wealth of heritage unite us all for a better nation,” Mayiga said

Mayiga, however, emphasised the need for tolerance and leaders to listen to each other so that peace is not compromised.

“Truth, justice and tolerance are the pillars for peace and the future of our children. If we don’t embrace those three items, we shall be doing a disservice to our country,” he added.

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