Mengo Marks the Boundaries of Kabaka's Lake

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Emmanuel Ssendawula, the first deputy Buganda Premier says the Gabian wall fencing is made of stones and covered by a net.

Buganda Kingdom has finished marking the boundaries of the 49 acre piece of land hosting the Kabaka's Lake in Ndeeba, a Kampala Suburb. 

It comes a month after Buganda Kingdom Premier Charles Peter Mayiga launched the redevelopment of the lake.

So far huge concrete boundary markings and a sample fence have been put in place. Emmanuel Ssendawula, the first deputy Buganda Premier says the "Gabian wall fencing" is made of stones and covered by a net.


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The redevelopment work on the man-made lake is being executed by Sasa Architects under the guidance of Makerere University architecture lecturer Kenneth Ssemogerere. These work hand in hand with the Buganda Twezimbe Committee chaired by Fred Kiyimba Freeman.

Proposed developments at the man-made lake include a museum, a hotel, Kabaka Mwanga II's monument, Recreation gardens, an aquarium, floating restaurant and water-related sports activities.

Ssendawula appealed to both local and foreign investors with interest to enter a Public Private Partnership (PPP) with the Kingdom to implement the development proposals.


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Fred Kiyimba Freeman, the chairperson of the Buganda Twezimbe Committee says his committee is still fundraising.
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Kabaka's lake was dug in 1886 on the orders of Kabaka Mwanga II in order to create a channel to enable him travel to his palace in Lubiri, Mengo, and Munyonyo.


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Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.