Mengo — The awaited Kasubi Tombs reconstruction starts next week with the restoration of the Muzibu-Azaalampanga, the shell that houses remains of four Buganda's fallen king, their regalia among other cultural items.
Buganda's Katikkiro John Baptist Walusimbi said about Shs334 million have been generated from local and foreign donations and it was time to start the reconstruction effort. "The kingdom treasury has been allowed to start spending this money towards the job," Eng. Walusimbi said during the commissioning of committees assigned to reinstate the tombs on Wednesday. He said Price Water House Coopers, an international audit firm, has been appointed to manage the money.
The 130-year old royal tombs went up in flames on March 1. The tombs are also one the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Africa. Mr Tony Kiyimba heads the technical committee while Eva Nagawa Mukasa heads the finance team.
Mr W.K Matovu heads the cultural committee while Mr Jolly Lutaaya is in charge of mobilization. Mr Charles Peter Mayiga was given the information and publicity docket while Mr Daudi Mpanga will head the research team. Others are Mr Edward Katimbo (planning) Ms Florence Nakiwala Kiying (tourism) Mr Moses Kayima (coordination). Amb. Emanuel Ssendaula who is the Deputy Katikkiro will oversee the project.