The Busoga tourism initiative will be releasing a book on it’s a brief history of its rich cultural heritage come February 17th to 19th during the Buganda Tourism Expo.
Busoga Kindgom is a large part of Uganda is located in East Africa along the Equator with a rich vibrant wildlife, the highest population of the endanger mountains gorillas, 1000 spices of birds and lush vegetation cover.
Uganda’s current president is His Excellence Yoweri Museveni in 1993/94 under whose reign the country has prosper economically due to the tourism sector. Yoweri Kagutta Museve has been more than instrumental in the develop of tourism since election as he revived cultural institutions after all traditional ruling structures were abolished by Milton Obote, twice dictator and twice overthrown by military coups. And protected a national parks and promoted conservation efforts in the country.
The Busoga Kingdom lies in the East of Uganda, across the River Nile, which commences its long journey to the Mediterranean Sea in Jinja, known as both the Source of the Nile and the Adventure Capital of East Africa.
Located some 37km from Bugiri town, Nsono-Namakoko fort was the first biggest settlement of the British. It was there where the instrument to legalize the British stay in Uganda was signed in 1890. This agreement was signed with the Bukooli Hereditary Chief, Kaunhe Wakooli who is believed to have lived until 1893.
Nsono-Namakoko has an obelisk which was erected in 1952 in memory of the British presence in the place. On the monument is inscribed: “site of Wakooli Imperial British East African Company’s Fort 1891-1893”.
Nsono-Namakoko is hence the place where the British signed their first agreement with indigenous people of Uganda before going to Buganda where the 1894 and finally the Buganda 1900 Agreement was later signed.