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Name Kampala Road after Kabalega

By Vision Reporter

Added 21st November 2002 03:00 AM

SIR— I still insist that our streets should not be named after evil men like Idi Amin, Bokassa, Hitler, Mobutu, etc. I agree with your editorial of October 31 that the colonial British officers are part of our historic heritage

SIR— I still insist that our streets should not be named after evil men like Idi Amin, Bokassa, Hitler, Mobutu, etc. I agree with your editorial of October 31 that the colonial British officers are part of our historic heritage

SIR— I still insist that our streets should not be named after evil men like Idi Amin, Bokassa, Hitler, Mobutu, etc. I agree with your editorial of October 31 that the colonial British officers are part of our historic heritage.

But what heritage did they contribute? Colonialism and slave trade are today considered the world’s sins of the century.

Because of colonialism and slavery, today the former colonial powers have a guilty conscience they are made to pay to for their past sins.

By colonising African the imperialists may have opened our countries to civilisation; but the methods they used were evil. It is like a man raping your wife and making pregnant in the process. When the child is born, do you praise the rapist or you condemn him and even wish he is sentenced to death?

Let’s be realistic. Uganda’s true heroes are kings Kabaleega and Mwanga who chose to fight the colonial invaders. Therefore I insist that Kampala’s most important street, Kampala Road, should be renamed “Kabaleega/Mwanga Road”,

in recognition of their courage to fight British penetration.

Henry Ford Miirima
Kampala

Name Kampala Road after Kabalega

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