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Makerere University opens Ssekabaka Muteesa museum

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The kabaka of Buganda His Majesty Ronald Muwenda Mutebi the II challenged the youth to join the campaign towards promoting local languages especially luganda so that they are not forgotten.

His message was delivered by Nalinnya Agnes Nabaloga, during a session on pondering about local languages organised by the faculty of languages at Makerere University during the celebration of the international day of languages which is commemorated every year on 21 February.

At the same function, Nalinnya Agnes Nabaloga represented the Kabaka to officially launch the museum on the information about Sir Edward Muteesa the II.

In His message the Kabaka called upon the youth to work towards promoting local languages so that people get used to using them other than diverting to foreign languages.

The Katikkiro of Buganda Owek Charles Peter Mayiga added his voice on the King’s call and urged people to intensify the use of their local languages especially in children so that they grow up knowing and understanding how to use their languages.

Vice Chancellor Makerere University Prof Barnabas Nawangwe noted that they came up with the idea of opening this museum as away of expressing appreciation towards the contribution of Sir Edward Muteesa the II one of the contributions being the land that He (the Kabaka) donated for the University to be started.

Head of the faculty of languages at Makerere University Prof Saudah Namyalo showed concern over the way people commit themselves into speaking foreign languages and forget their own local languages.

During His life at the University, Sekabaka Eduard Muteesa II was a member of the students sports committee, among other groups. The Kabaka offered photos of Ssekabaka Muteesa to be put in the museum for people to see his life at the University.

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