Time to develop Kabaka’s lake
One good piece of writing, music or drama can shape an individual, and that individual can shape the world. It may also create an environment which could permit people to make maximum participation in the design and implementation of developmental activities.
So, the recent decision to start an annual award in recognition of those who contribute to Buganda’s cause is a good step; but it is work-in-progress.
This leads me to another issue, I think establishing an elegant Social Cultural Centre on the shores of Kabaka’s Lake at Ndeeba would be a tremendous idea.
Buganda Kingdom should appreciate the benefits of such a venture both in the short and long run. The centre would be a focal youth socialising venue; with indoor and outdoor games facilities.
It would run youth competitions on themes of culture and development, teach tools of peace-making and self-reliance, etc; plus community centre facilities coupled with strategic affordable commercial accommodation for tourists.
The Kisakaate headquarters would be housed here too. The centre would provide a strong bond between Kabaka and the grassroot communities. Furthermore, the centre could be used by government, religious institutions, NGOs, and other agencies to sensitise, mobilise and disseminate information to enhance the process of learning (formally and informally); and promote social integration so that children, adolescents and adults are carried along in the same stream for participatory development.
I humbly appeal to the Katikkiro of Buganda to think about the feasibility of this project for the kingdom.
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