As His Majesty the Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II willed to have a wholesome development of all properties belonging to the Kingdom, the process has seen a number of projects worked upon and many others still in frame. Among the accomplished projects include, Kasubi Masiro Royal Tombs, Wamala Tombs, Masengere building and Namasole’s house. Now a major emphasis has been now laid on the Kabaka’s Lake Redevelopment on which the Buganda Twezimbe task force and SASA Infrastructure Design Group as their lead consultants have for a period of three months engaged in design and master planning.
While unveiling the master plan at Bulange Mmengo, senior Architect Dr. Kenneth Ssemwogerere said that the plan if implemented will be the first of its kind in Uganda and will attract more tourists to Buganda.
A total of 39.8 acres has been divided into recreational, leisure, cultural, lake and water sports. The whole master plan features the following; • A leisure park on 5 acres, • An open exhibition and open craft market on 1.5 a cres • Jogging and cycling trails, • Lake Museum, • Aquarium containing the whole collection of Buganda’s aquatic species, • Kabaka Mwanga II monument, • Garden and parking yard of 100 cars for the park and lake visitors • A variety of water sports, floating restaurant, and water performance shows.
According to Ritah Namyalo Kisitu, the state minister for tourism, the master plan also emphasises functionality and security, systems for cleaning the water and reticulation, smart design and energy conservation have been put as well as police posts, guard units, and towers to make the place secure. John Fred Kiyimba Freeman, chairman Buganda Twezimbe noted that some of the development activities that feature in the master plan will be implemented through the Public Private partnership so as to complete the project in time.