Monday, 17 July 2017

Kampala the capital city of Uganda and its Hills

Kampala is Uganda's capital city with an estimated population of about 1723200. Of the 189 sq.kms, 176 sq.kms is land and 13 is water. Kampala is headed by the Lord Mayor. All administrative, political, social and economic operations are centralized by Kampala Capital City Authority.

Discover Kampala – Uganda: the City Originally Built on Seven Hills; Old Kampala, Makerere, Nakasero, Lubiri, Rubaga, Namirembe, Kololo …so much more here

The City was originally built on 7 hills. The first hill of historical importance is Kasubi hill, the second is Mengo hill, the third is Kibuli hill, the fourth is Namirembe hill, the fifth is Lubaga hill, the sixth Nsambya hill and the seventh is Kampala hill.

Luganda that is one of the local languages and English as the official language are the most commonly spoken languages.

The capital is divided into five regions that oversee local planning: Kampala Central Division, Kawempe Division, Makindye Division, Nakawa Division and Rubaga Division.

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By Wyfy

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Touring unique Ethnic groups gifted to Uganda

The Bantu not only being the broadest ethnic group in Africa, it's so in Uganda. Speaking different languages with a common prefix 'Ntu' they flourish the Eastern, Western and Central parts of Uganda. Some of these tribes include the Baganda of Central Uganda, Banyankole and Bakiga in the South-Western parts Basoga and Bagisu of Eastern region. Their leadership is hereditary through kingship. Matooke being the dominant staple foods among most tribes.
the Baganda of Central Uganda, Banyankole and Bakiga in the South-Western parts Basoga and Bagisu

The Nilotics come next in Population after the Bantu. The Northern region is being their area of occupancy with districts such as Gulu, Lira, Pader, Arua all gifted with different tourism natures.
The Nilo-Hamites are another unique ethnic group that would attractively pay the best experience of your tour into the Pearl of Africa. The Karamajongs of North-Eastern Uganda are the tribe in this ethnic group in Uganda. This region being dominated by dry climatic conditions, the Karamajongs have historically and to-date resorted to nomadic pastoralism as their main economic activity. These survive on beef, blood, and milk from their cattle as their staple foods inspite of an insignificant plantations of millet and other dry crops.

The last ethic is the hamites with a less number in the South Western parts of Uganda bordering Rwanda. These are also pastoralists with large herds of Cattle kept on huge masses of farm-lands.
Experience your best tours throughout the ethnics of Uganda.

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By Wyfy

Background of the Pearl of Africa Uganda

In 1908 Winston Churchill  wrote a book about Uganda. In it he said that "For magnificence, for variety of form and colour for profusion of brilliant life - bird, insect , reptile, beast - for vast scale - Uganda is truly  the Pearl of Africa".
Background of the Pearl of Africa Uganda, 8 Winston Churchill

After Winston Churchill visiting Uganda and because of Uganda stunning green valleys, vast lakes, and tall mountains. Its high altitude gives it a cooler climate than other places on the equator he called the Uganda the Pearl of Africa but today let us focus the political background of the Pearl of Africa Uganda .

Uganda being a small state in the Eastern African land, its size forever proves insignificant of it's gifted nature by God in the heart of Africa.

Well, Uganda is lucky to have experienced different histories that is to say, the Pre and Post Independence backgrounds.

In the Pre Independence (early 1930s), European and Arab traders trailled their routes into Uganda (Buganda Kingdom by then) with different interests. These were later accampagned by the World War 2 veterans and Patriots who had volunteered their hand into the war under their European colonialists' orders. These later rallied for their Independence of their mother land.
By 1962, Buganda as a British colony had attained it's independence led by a political alliance of the Uganda People's congress (U.P.C) and Kabaka Yekka (K.Y) where the Buganda King (Kabaka) 'Edward Muteesa 2' was elected as the first President of Uganda.

In 1966, UPC dominated the Parliament with it's leader 'Apollo Milton Obote' elected as the Executive President. This was followed by declaring of Uganda as a Republican State.

The 1971 Military coup, ruined Obote's leadership and his Military Army Commander 'Iddi Amin Dadda' overthrew him.

Field Martial Iddi Amin Dadda ruled Uganda for eight years until his reign was ended by the Uganda-Tanzania War of 1979. This war was sparked by Tanzania forces in-hand with Uganda exiles.
This proved to have been an advantage of smoothly paving Obote's return as a President of the Republic of Uganda.

By 1985, Obote was again deposed by Tito Okello Lutwa for ruled for about six months only.
The National Resistance Army (NRA) led by Gen. YK Museveni militarily overthrew Tito's government in 1986.

Currently, Uganda still reigns under leadership of H.E Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

We shall keep you posted

By Wyfy