The Kenyan made plastic dhow is being showcased on selected beaches across Lake Victoria in the countries of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda with an aim of challenging central governments, local governments and private entities on the need to take action against plastic pollution in East Africa’s largest water body.
Professor Barnabas Nawangwe, the Vice-Chancellor of Makerere University says the kingdom is among the good friends of the university and in case of any issues, they would be able to amicably resolve the dispute.
The plan to transform the historical site was first outlined 2014 with a mega aspiration of setting up a 36 billion Shillings complex to house, among others, a museum with artefacts detailing the different cultures and history of Christianity in Uganda, a modern library, conference hall, computer area, and a children’s park.
Rev Esau Bbosa Kimangye, the Assistant Vicar of Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, says they were concerned when they learnt of the development, saying the project is a threat to the safety and security of the museum, where both the church and government have sank a lot of money.
According to Archbishop Lwanga, the said grand museum will among other things bring together several items telling the 141-year story of the catholic church in Uganda from all the four ecclesiastical provinces with some other artifacts of significance relevance brought other countries.