Sir Edward Muteesa II’s speech on Independence Day – 9 Oct 1962 Options


Fellow Ugandans,

Ever wondered how the founder of Modern day Uganda was/has been honoured and
commemorated? Well, well, thanks to Buganda Archives, the writing is on the
wall. We commemorate the Founder of modern day Uganda every year since 9th
October 1962.

Enjoy the history.

*Sir Edward Muteesa II Independence Day Speech at Kololo*

*Fellow Countrymen,*


*It shall go down in history, that, it was on the 9th October, 1884, when
Ssekabaka Walugembe Muteesa I, the founder of Modern Day Uganda, breathed
his last. Ssekabaka Muteesa I was buried in his palace at Nnabulagala,
Kasubi on 25th October, 1884.*

* *

*Therefore, I feel both honoured and humbled, to be named after my great
grandfather Ssekabaka Walugembe Muteesa, and also because I have lived till
this day when the British have relinquished power into our hands, after
being under their protection for a period of 68 years.*

* *

*During that period, we have experienced moments of sadness. However, there
have also been moments of joy. Nevertheless, we thank the good Lord for His
grace, love and, all the efforts made by the Missionaries to develop our
nation and country, Uganda.*

* *

*Now, that we are independent, I appeal to you all to work with all your
might in whatever you shall do, so as to bring glory to both our kingdoms
and the State of Uganda. Let us not allow our differences in nations,
religion and colour to be a divisive factor among our people.*

* *

*God Bless Uganda,*

* *

*Sir Col. Edward Muteesa II *

* *


* *

*9th October 1962***

Courtesy of Nviiri

February 2009


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22 responses »

  1. Date of death for Ssekabaka Muteesa I should be 9th October 1884 and not 1894. It is a typo. Date of burial should be 25 October 1884 and not 1894. Also a typo

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  8. Great information; could we get his audial speeches of our fallen very intelligent, charming and admirable King!! I am amused with the date of the death of Ssekabaka Walugembe Mukaabya Muteesa II coinciding with that of Uganda’s independence!

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