• THE BEAUTY AND MYSTERY OF IBANDA
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    THE BEAUTY AND MYSTERY OF IBANDA

    Delving Into The Mythical World Of The Bachwezi Written by: Anthony Natif & Dibo A mention of Ibanda to a casual observer will conjure up images of Mbarara’s poorer cousin; struggling for relevance in the shadow of its more illustrious neighbor. After all, it’s from Mbarara that Ibanda was curved back in 2005 with the elevation of Ibanda County to district status. To call Ibanda, Mbarara’s poorer cousin though is obviously an overly exaggerated caricature that underestimates the cultural and historical punch this place packs.  When you take a cursory look under the hood, you will find that the truth is more nuanced. Ibanda is a hidden gem. The weekend…

  • Ibanda 13th -15th March
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    Ibanda 13th -15th March

    There is a special place in the annals of colonial history for a certain inconspicuous pile of stones just outside Ibanda town. It forms the shape of a pyramid and it marks the spot where a British colonial administrator was murdered in 1905. Harry St. George Galt arrived in Uganda filled with the dreams of grandeur and adventure that had come to be expected of a young man on Her Majesty’s service in the golden age of empire. His first assignment was tax collector for the Ankole sub region. He would later rise to Sub Commissioner of the Western Province, his last posting before the events we are about to…