As preparations for the 60th birthday celebrations of the Kabaka gets closer, KCCA has unveiled a sculptural monument constructed in form of engalabi (royal drums) along the Kabaka Anjagala road which stretch from Bulange, Mengo to Lubiri, the official Kabaka palace.
The monument was funded by KCCA ED, Jennifer Musisi, Hamis Kiggundu of Ham Plaza, Umar Sekamatte of USAFI market (who just sold his USAFI market to KCCA at Sh34.4bn), Andrew Kasirye, Gordon Wavamunno of Spear group of companies, Fred Mukasa Mbidde, the Attorney General of Kabuswaga and EA Member of Parliament, among others.
In a statement, KCCA said the Nantawetwa junction honours His Majesty the King of Buganda, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi, as he travels from his palace (Lubiri) to office Bulange/Parliament.
“The name, which means ‘the one who cannot be bent or coiled” is one of the King’s many titles.”
“Its construction was commissioned in February 2015 by KCCA’s Executive Director Jennifer S Musisi,” adds the statement.
KCCA says the project is a donation by a small group of Buganda subjects to their King on his 60th birthday.
The monument stands at 11 metres in height 3 metres diameter split into 2 and 3 metres deep.
The large 2 drums hoist the Buganda shield with 2 spears representing the historical symbol for Buganda’s mighty protection against adversaries.
The Kabaka’s birthday celebrations will kick off on April, 13, 2015 at Masengere house at Bulange Mengo.
They will involve selling of Buganda art, dressings, cups and key holders all carrying images of the Kabaka and of Masengere building with the message about the King’s birth day anniversary.
The Kabaka will also flag off a run that will start from Lubiri Mengo on April, 12, 2015.