Works on UNESCO Heritage Kasubi Royal Tombs Nears Completion

Work on UNESCO Heritage Kasubi Royal Tombs Nears Completion (News Central TV)

Restoration of the Unesco World Heritage Site that is Kasubi Royal Tombs is at the roofing stage and the site will soon be taken off the List of World Heritage in Danger by year-end.

The burial grounds for Buganda kings, was razed on the evening of March 16, 2010, by an unexplained fire. Since then, fundraisers have been conducted to restore the cultural site.

They have finished the reconstruction and restoration of Muzibu-Azaala-Mpanga (main house), renovation of Bujjabukula (gatehouse) and a fire-fighting system.

The new site office is fully kitted with workstations and computers with internet connection. They added documentation (visual and text) of the reconstruction and refinement of the Site Disaster Risk Management Plan that will enhance the heritage conservation aspect to safeguard its Outstanding Universal Values.

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The project will also establish model farms for thatching grass, reeds and the Misambya (Markhamia lutea) trees.

The Kasubi Royal Tombs of Buganda Kings were inscribed on the Unesco World Heritage List in 2001. After the destruction of the site, the site was placed on the List of World Heritage in Danger by the World Heritage Committee.


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