The historical sites awaiting development include the current Dokolo Town Council mayor's garden, where the Colonial agent Semei Kakungulu settled and planted the nuvule trees in memory of his settlement in Lango in 1917
Town Council leaders in Dokolo district are considering promoting the two
prominent historical sites in the area to boost the local government revenue.
historical sites awaiting development are the current Dokolo Town Council
mayor's garden, where the British Colonial agent Semei Kakungulu is believed to have
settled and planted the nuvule trees in memory of his settlement in Lango in
the early 1917s.
important site is at Kangai Sub County in Dokolo district where Kabaka Mwanga
of Buganda and Omukama Kabalega of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom, were captured in the early 1890s under the command of the British Colonial masters
for opposing the British rule.
Odyambo, the Town Clerk of Dokolo Town Council says plans are underway to table
the idea before the main Council in order to allocate funds to develop the two
historical sites, in the district adding that the Tourism Ministry and
Uganda Tourism Board is already informed on the development.
to Odyambo, the move is aimed at boosting local revenue from the tourists in
order to improve on service delivery.
in: “When you passed …
in: … can get revenue.”//
said that recently, a team of Dokolo district officials visited Bunyoro Kitara
Kingdom to explore better avenues to develop the historical sites.
the site is developed, Odyambo believes it will greatly benefit the local
people by improving on the market of the locally produced goods.
in: “The local people …
in: … to the tourists.”//
communication officer Musafiri Suwed, says the district is working closely with
the line Ministries to have the two historical sites developed. According to
Suwed the development of the sites will require renovation work that will require
over 800 million shillings.
Peter Otim, a resident of Teduka ward in Aduku Town Council, asked the NGOs to come on board to develop several historical sites in Lango.
Cue in: “Wan otye kede…
Cue in: … dang te dongo.”//
Ephraim Kamuntu, the Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities has backed
the proposal, saying the government is committed to promoting domestic tourism.
says the government is already considering developing the site among other
historical sites in the Lango Sub-region to boost revenue to the government.
Several historical sites in Lango have been identified for
construction development. The sites include Barlonyo Memorial, Got Ibuje-“Tyen
Olum”, known in writings as the father of Labongo and Gipiir and regarded as by
the Lango as the first man on earth, Kungu Jubilee site, and Got Otuke among
others, which carry years of history for the northern Uganda sub region.
Key sites will also be developed in honor of great
personalities from Lango who have shaped the history of Uganda, East Africa and
Africa in general. They include John Akii Bua, the first Ugandan Olympic gold
medalist, Field Marshal Okello who is known to have led the Zanzibar revolution
ousting the Arabs and former Ugandan president Apollo Milton