• By Our Reporter
  • 12 June, 2023
  • Kasubi Royal Tombs

UNESCO Director of World Heritage Center and his delegation have inspected the reconstruction work at Kasubi Royal Tombs

The director of UNESCO World Heritage Center, Lazare Eloundou Assomo, the international heritage experts, together with the National Tourism Authority have visited Kasubi Royal Tombs to assess the progress of its restoration work.

Guided by Oweek. Henry Ssekabembe Kiberu, the delegation inspected Muzibwazaalampanga; the fire extinguishers, water sources, and perimeter wall.

Lazare Eloundou Assomo, expressed gratitude at what he saw, recalling the grief and sunken hearts he saw when he visited the site after the inferno 10 years back.

He noted that the restoration of these tombs has brought back hope to the people of Buganda, as well as the dignity of the country.

He welcomed the establishment of a chain between the elders and the youth who have been involved in the restoration process to ensure that the skills are passed on to generations to come.

On behalf of the Minister of Culture, Tourism and cultral sites, Oweek. David Kiwalabye Male, Oweek. Henry Ssekabembe Kiberu, explained that the visitors have seen that the norms and traditions have been properly followed.

This visit is part of the process to remove the tombs from the list of endangered tourist attractions. A report is expected in September to ascertain the recommendations.
Posted by Buganda Kingdom