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Uganda, one of the most beautiful countries in Africa, has great human and other exploitable resources to afford its people reason for optimism for brighter days ahead. Its national parks, mountain ranges, multi-ethnic population and historic sites offer great returns to the most discriminating tourist. However, Uganda was arguably the most hapharzadly put together colony, creating a challenged story of attempts at creating a cohesive nation out of a difficult jigsaw puzzle. Nearly 60 years after political independence from Britain, the country remains one of the most complex post-colonial constructs, still struggling with its its identity and its governance. There is plenty to chat about by the Fireplace.
Kigyezi is a mountainous triangular wedge in the South-West corner of Uganda. Covering only 2.2 per cent of Uganda, Kigyezi is the country’s most beautiful region. Endowed with rolling terraced hills and mountains, fresh water lakes, extinct volcanoes (Muhabura, Sabinyo, Mugahinga), Kigyezi is a visual replica of neighbouring Rwanda. Bwindi National Park, with its world-famous Mountain Gorillas, and the southern end of Rwenzori (Queen Elizabeth) National Park, with its tree-climbing lions, are located in Kigyezi. It has been said that Kigyezi is the Switzerland of Africa. Kigyezi is a multi-ethnic community (Abafumbira, Abahororo, Abakiga, Abanyarwanda and Abatwa) with a rich history, traditions and languages that we seek to share, promote and preserve at this Fireplace.
my kind of people
They have impacted my life and the lives of others. They have given of themselves.
Mr. Enoch Lugimbirwa, a very dear brother in Christ, is a refined gentleman whose warm smile and laughter reflect his great love for humanity. Mr. Lugimbirwa, who has lived and served in Mburara, Nkore for over 70 years, is one of the pillars of the Anglican Church in Uganda...Read More
To spend an afternoon with Mrs. Rhoda Nakibuuka Kalema, who was born at Mengo Hospital on May 10, 1929, is to be in the presence of woman of class and grace, one whose story is a combination of fortune and tragedy, of triumph and extraordinary...Read More
Mrs. Katanywa. That’s all one needs to mention in Mburara, Nkore. No identifiers necessary. Everybody who is informed – and certainly anyone in his or her forties or above – knows whom you are referring to. A great lady,...Read More
It was a joy to spend precious time with our dear friend, brother and mentor, Omugurusi Zabuloni Kabaza at his home on Friday February 9, 2018. Mr. Kabaza was my father’s teacher at Kigyezi High School in 1946, then my teacher and headmaster at Kigyezi High School in 1965-66, and my Kateerarume (the one who beats the dew) when I was seeking my fiancée’s hand...Read More
We fondly called him Chief. I still call him Chief. Gregory Thabiso Lebona, Professor of Anatomy at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (previously Medical University of Southern Africa), was my classmate in Medical School. He shares the fascinating story of his journey from Waterford in Swaziland to Makerere University and beyond. In his words: “End of term, December 3 1970, 10.30 am; the parking lot was bubbling with excitement as pupils exchanged goodbyes. My younger siblings, Veronica, Andrew & I were waiting for our mum to fetch us. The familiar 7-hour drive to Maseru, Lesotho would be my very last. With a lump in my throat...Read More
One of the reasons I enjoyed my high school years at King’s College, Budo, Uganda was the very high quality of teaching, supervision and nurturing we received from our teachers. Among them was Neil Bonnell, an Australian who taught us English. He had a passion for teaching and a passion for life. Half a century later, he still...Read More
Twesigye Jackson Kaguri is the Founder and Executive Director of Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project. He was born and raised in Kigezi, Uganda in the small village of Nyakagyezi. At a very young age he demonstrated an unquenchable desire to learn...Read More
Roscoe Katende is a senior anesthesiologist in New York City, New York, USA. He was born at Najera, Kampala to Mr. Hamu Katende and Mrs. Victoria Nalwanga Katende. His father was a local builder and his mother was a schoolteacher. They were both strong Christians who struggled to pay for his entire...Read More
Sabrina Bakeera-Kitaka, a Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics and Child Health at the School of Medicine, Makerere University College of Heath Sciences, Kampala, Uganda, exemplifies the values...Read More
Thaddeus P. Manus Ulzen is Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, College of Community Health Sciences, University of Alabama School of Medicine in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Born in the gold mining hot bed of Tarkwa, Ghana...Read More
Nancy Melville, a retired nurse, was born in Toronto, but lived most of her youth in a northern Ontario city called Sault Ste. Marie. She was the youngest in a family of three children, with one older brother and sister...Read More
Ky’okusinga Kirunga is the Manager of Monitoring and Evaluation for the Stephen Lewis Foundation (SLF), a Canadian organization that works with community-level organizations that are engaged in the fight against the ravages of HIV/AIDS...Read More
Melanie Williams was born in the prairie town of Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada. She was raised in a traditional family in Pennant, a small rural farming community to the west of Swift Current where her...Read More