Government asked to expedite bill on historical building sites
By Melanie Aanyu,
Government has been urged to expedite the historical buildings, sites and monuments bill and have it passed into law which will be instrumental in the preservation of historic buildings in order to recognise and remember our past.
The remarks made during the consultative workshop on “the need to safeguard Kampala’s historical buildings, sites and monuments.
Last week, the Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda (CCFU) organised a meeting to raise awareness about the need to safeguard historical sites and buildings.
Barbra Babweteera, the executive director, Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda after the engagement revealed that Kampala’s historical sites face consequences of urbanisation, rapid population growth and the pressing drive for modernity.
She said these have created a constant demand for new, higher-density development, often on plots which are already occupied by historical buildings and sites.
These come in a number of ways including style of architecture, or represent a significant era, or a milestone in the city’s history or an event.