Miss Tourism Buganda has finally thrown her weight behind the highly anticipated ‘Ebbinu Makeke Mmamba Clan Dinner’ scheduled for today December 8 at Kololo Gardens.
The success of the dinner will see the second biggest cultural heritage centre built in the Kingdom, after Kasubi Tombs. The campaign is aimed at raising close to Shs4billion shillings to kick start the preparation of the site including clearing the bush, leveling the compound and putting up decent infrastructure to be used by guest visiting the site.
“All funds raised during this dinner will go towards the building of Mmamba Cultural site at Nkajja located off Entebbe Road in Wakiso district; this is an initiative far beyond an individual but a collective effort to keep the tourism industry flourishing with lasting memories’ said Margret Nakaye.
According to Ms Nakaye, Nkajja has great cultural heritage information that remains unknown to many and building a heritage centre will help in reviving the unknown cultural information and also strengthen the clan’s position.
The Mmamba clan (Lungfish) of Buganda is one of the largest clans with a very rich cultural heritage and, with very strong and energetic people, it’s the one responsible for supplying the ‘Kabaka’s Navy’ with troops.
A visit to Nkajja presented the old traditional site for blacksmith, artistic rocks in addition to royal backcloth making a spot that needs not to be neglected.
Nkajja is believed to be the place where Gabunga Mubiru of the Mmamba Clan settled after ousting Kabaka Bemba Musota in the 14th century due to dictatorial rule, Ms Nakaye says.
John Ssempebwa, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer Uganda Tourism Board, who accompanied the reigning Buganda beauty queen to the proposed site, noted that as the project kicks off there is great hope for the youth to get spotty jobs during the entire project cycle.