BUGANDA CULTURAL SITES MUST BE LOOKED AFTER
Once again Mengo has a responsibility to be aware of its surroundings. They have the responsibility to mobilise, supervise and delegate activities within the Kingdom. IF Mengo fails to perform adequately, we shall continue to see shameful things involving the Kingdom. As you know, it is always a grown up bird to teach the young ones to fly. Baganda like any other communities need leaders to inspire them. Mengo should show that inspirations to its people. Ssekabaka Kiwewa’s tomb at Masanafu: UNESCO wants the tomb but it is in a sorry state covered with some funny cuttings of iron sheets.
Mengo should always check on the work of the lower chiefs; that way, they can monitor whatever is taking place to all the important sites like that of Kabaka Ssuna as well as other localities of the entire Kingdom. They can do better than what we see now. I do no believe that volunteering mean doing sub standard things! Doing the right thing depends on discipline, knowledge and order. As long as you instil those three factors to the work force, always motivation follows and the moment you achieve that anything is possible.
Leadership is not only about collecting money from people as away of repairing a tomb of that nature. Remember most of the materials required to give a new look for a tomb of that nature can be locally obtainable free of charge. Baganda for years have always done a lot of great things with out money. Good leadership skills are better than money. With no good leadership skills even money can be useless. It is always good to advise our leaders where it is due instead of appeasing them all the time.
Does the Buganda authority at Mengo want to tell us that the tomb of Kabaka Ssuna is in such a state because of money? And that it needs to burn Kasubi tombs to see the poor state of Kabaka Ssuna’s tomb and Kabaka Kiwewa’s tomb. For me as a munna buddu I doubt it.
Maybe the money for restoring Kasubi tombs will help to rehabilitate other cultural sites like the tombs of Kabaka Ssuna, Kabaka Kiwewa and many others. But next time our leaders should not wait for fires to destroy certain irreplaceable structures as away of rehabilitating the rest. Our grand parents never used money to build the tombs of Kabaka Ssuna.