Regional Speakers visit Busoga cultural site


Visiting Speakers at the 9th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU-IGAD) Meeting have visited Kagulu Rock in Buyende district outside Kamuli.

Kagulu Rock, which rises up to 3,600ft, is believed to be the point where Basoga royals first settled after crossing Lake Kyoga from Bunyoro at the start of the 17th Century. The Rock, with significant cultural values to the Busoga Kingdom, has been promoted as a tourist site in Busoga region, eastern Uganda.

Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, is hosting the 9th IPU-IGAD Conference of Speakers at Century Hotel, Kamuli, 18 – 19 September 2016.

“I thought we should bring you here, to see this part of our country, our lives and our attractions,” said Kadaga.

The visiting Speakers and delegations include: Anthony Lino Makana, Speaker of South Sudan Parliament; Mahammed Sheikh Osman Jawari, Speaker of Somalia Parliament; Ayisha Mohamed Ahmed Saleh, Deputy Speaker of Sudan, Mohamed Adam Mohamed Ismail, Secretary General IPU-IGAD. Other delegations led by Members of Parliament came from Kenya, Djibouti and Ethiopia.

Some of the delegates together with their local hosts, the Ugandan legislators, attempted to climb the rock up to various heights.

Kadaga added that they were seeking investors to set up hotels and restaurants at the foot of the Rock such that tourists and visitors can stay there before or after climbing the hill.

She also told the locals that the murram road was set to be tarmacked up to Kaliro district headquarters.

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