Bunyoro Constructs Cultural Center

It sits on a 2.13 hectare piece of land. Work has begun with the erection of a perimeter wall around the land and renovation of a coordination office.

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Bunyoro Kitara kingdom has begun the construction of  a cultural center just opposite the Omukama’s Karuziika palace in Hoima town.

The Cultural center will sit on a 2.13 hectare piece of land.

John Olimi Nyabongo, the kingdom's  culture minister and the project coordinator, says the architectural design is being worked on by a firm in Kampala whose identity he  declined to reveal for fear of sabotage.

Nyabongo estimates that the constuction of the cultural center will cost more than four million dollars, and equivalent of more than 10 billion shillings.

Donors, the kingdom friends both local and international, the Omukama’s subjects and the kingdom itself are being targeted to provide the money.  The project received a boost of 120 million shillings from oil explorers Tallow oil in June this year.

Nyabongo says cultural center will be the kingdom’s potential source of income for self sustainability. The cultural center will also help the kingdom fully reclaim its royal regalia which Nyabongo says still lies at the national museum with an argument that the kingdom has no capacity to keep it.

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When complete, the cultural center will comprise a state of the art museum, a cultural village, a craft shop, and leisure gardens among other components.

Daniel Kasangaki, an elder says the cultural center would help the young generation trace the kinyoro culture and increase their love for the kingdom.

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