Kabale municipal council has passed a resolution to rename one of its roads on Rugarama hill, the seat of the Anglican faith in Kabale municipality, after Canon Grace Bikangaga.
The 92 year Canon Bikangaga was one of the pioneer students and teachers at Hornby High School, which was founded by a Missionary teacher Constance Hornby in 1923 as the first girls’ school in the Kigezi region.
The school opened great opportunities for girls’ empowerment through education in Southwest Uganda.
Canon Bikangaga was married to late Canon John Bikangaga, the Rutakirwa Engabo ya Kigezi, who was the constitutional head of the Banyakigezi from 1963 to 1967 when President Obote abolished traditional rulers in 1967.
He passed away in 2006 aged 85 years.
The motion to rename Rugarama Road after Bikangaga’s wife was moved by the Kabale Municipality Mayor Emmanuel Sentaro Byamugisha and was unanimously passed by the council that was presided over by the speaker Deo Byamukama.
Byamugisha said the council executive received the request to rename the road, from the chairperson of Hornby High School, Canon Johnson Munono.
The request he said was recommended by the Bishop of the Diocese of Kigezi Rt. Rev. Eng. George Bagamuhunda.
The official renaming and opening of the road is expected this Sunday, with the First Lady and Education Minister Janet Kataaha Museveni as the chief guest.