Makerere opens Muteesa II Museum

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Makerere opens Muteesa II Museum
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Muteesa II was one of the most famous people who attended Makerere University and by the time he enrolled he was already crowned and was the 35th Kabaka of Buganda, who later became the country’s first president.

KAMPALA | Makerere University has opened a museum named after Sir Edward Muteesa II.

Princess Agnes Nabaloga officially opened the library on behalf of Kabaka Mutebi.

The site housing the Sir Edward Muteesa II Museum was his on-campus private residence when he was a student of Literature at Makerere between 1943-1945.

In support, the Princess brought photographs of Muteesa II showing his time as a student at Makerere. She appreciated the university for honouring  Muteesa II.

"We have answered to your call to give you something that will remind you of our father,’’ Princess Nabaloga said.

The Katikkiro of Buganda, Charles Peter Mayiga, thanked Makerere for remembering the good things Buganda has done for the university from the donation of the land where Makerere University sits.

The Katikkiro also pledged more support towards the cause on top the Shs70 million  that was given to Makerere in the in the process of putting together all that was required.

‘‘We shall do all we can to partner with Makerere to ensure that this historic site is preserved and promoted so that people understand our history better,’’ Mayiga said.

Makerere vice-chancellor Barnabas Nawangwe said the the university is "proud" of its history with Muteesa II, and pledged to strengthen ties with Buganda.

Prof Nawangwe also asked those with historic facts about Sir Edward Muteesa to take them to Makerere to be preserved in the museum.

Muteesa House is one of the most prestigious monuments at the university, the museum.

Muteesa II was one of the most famous people who attended Makerere University and by the time he enrolled he was already crowned and was the 35th Kabaka of Buganda, who later became the country’s first president.

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