Tuesday, May 12 2015
Kabaka's lake, the largest man made lake in the region is going to get a facelift. This is the next Ettoffalli drive project after the Masengere building that was unveiled to the public on Kabaka's birthday last month.
The Buganda Prime Minister revealed yesterday that next on the agenda was to protect the lake from extinction. A floating hotel, watersports activities, a Kabaka Mwanga monument and a museum among others are some of the projects that are being planned for the Ndeeba based lake.
The project will kick off in August. Mayiga noted that the lake was originally on 40 acres but has reduced to 20. "That lake was dug by our ancestors. It is now facing extinction. What shall we tell our grandchildren? That we looked on, folded our hands, prostrated just like that and such heritage disappeared like that. We have an urgent work on our hands of saving that legacy."
Talking to the Lukiiko members, Mayiga told of how the lake was now being used as a dumping site for fecal matter and lubricants from garages around the lake. A perimeter wall will be put around the lake as an immediate measure and also roads worked on by KCCA.
A week back, the Buganda Premier, Charles Peter Mayiga and his team paid a visit to Bebe Cool and his dad Mr. Bidandi Ssali at their Kiwatule Recreational Centre and together they contributed shs 15M/- to the Ettoffali drive. The premier went on to visit other places in Nakawa and over shs 150M was raised.
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