Buganda Kingdom Commends Ewaffe Cultural Village for Preserving Culture and Heritage
Buganda's Minister for Heritage, Tourism, and Security, Anthony Wamala, commended Ewaffe Cultural Village located in Naggalama, Mukono district, for its pivotal role in promoting Buganda's rich culture and preserving African heritage.
Wamala emphasized the impact of colonialism and modernization on traditional practices, noting that many young people today lack understanding of their cultural roots.
Oweek' Wamala Anthony sips on a local brew during his visit to Ewaffe cultural village. Photo/courtesy
He stressed the importance of cultural centers like Ewaffe Village in reviving and safeguarding these traditions.
During his visit, Wamala, accompanied by kingdom officials, praised the village's efforts in cultural education and employment generation. He lauded the cleanliness of the premises and the dedication of tour guides.
Acknowledging the need for expansion, Wamala encouraged partnerships to enhance the facility's reach and impact.
Aisha Nabwanika, the founder of Ewaffe cultural village underscored the importance of preserving Uganda's diverse cultures, especially lesser-known aspects like Kiganda traditions. She highlighted the role of cultural tourism in empowering communities, particularly women and youth.
"Ewaffe Cultural Village remains committed to safeguarding African heritage and promoting cultural tourism as a distinctive feature of Uganda's identity." Nabwanika noted.