Road and market in Kasese to be named after the Late Ezironi Bwambale Imbethe

By Obed Kithende

Kasese District Council sitting today has resolved to name one of the roads in Kinyamaseke Town Council and a yet to be constructed market under the AGRI-LED programme after the fallen Ezironi Bwambale Imbethe.

Imbethe, the first Mukonzo Deputy Minister for Culture and Community Development died on January 05, 2022 at Kagando Hospital at the age of 92.

On Friday morning, Imbethe’s casket was taken to the District multipurpose hall in Nyamwamba Division where a full council sitting was convened for the District Councilors to pay their tribute to the fallen historical.

During the council sitting, Jetress Ithungu, the District Vice Chairperson moved motion seeking council to approve the idea of naming one of the roads and a market that will soon be constructed in the area after the fallen historical in recognition of his tremendous works to the people in Kasese district and Uganda at large.  

Born on December 28, 1929, Imbethe was among 110 Ugandans who “brought” Uganda’s independence, after he participated in the September 1961 Constitution Conference at the Lancaster House, London, that  ushered in Uganda’s independence with Dr Apollo Milton Obote as Prime Minister and Kabaka Mutesa as Uganda’s first president.

In Kasese district, Imbethe was recognized for established the National Union Youth Organization Centre –NUYO in Maliba sub-county. The fallen historical is also remembered for establishing Mubuku, Rwimi and Ibuga Government Prisons, Mubuku Irrigation Scheme among others.

Council unanimously voted in favour of the motion. While reading the resolution, the District Council Speaker, Mr. Obed Tsotswana

In his address, the Kasese District Chairperson, Eliphaz Muhindi Bukombi described the Late Imbethe as a visionary leader, appealing to the elected leaders to emulate his characters through working towards development in their respective area.

The Rwenzururu Kingdom Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Joseph Kule Muranga disclosed that the Late Imbethe was a Special Nominee fully appointed by His Majesty Omusinga Charles Wesley Mumbere Iremangoma.

He, however, challenged the district leadership to establish a data bank of the historical people so that their works are appreciated when they are still alive.

The former Kasese District L. C V Chairperson and former Chairperson for the Elders’ Forum, Mr. Barnabas Bamusede Bwambale, said the Late Imbethe was able to do all the good works that he will always be remembered for because he embraced education, calling upon all the parents to educate their children for a positive legacy.

In his remarks, the State Minister for National Guidance, Godfrey Baluku Kabbyanga Kime, warned the Kasese District leaders against divisionism and regionalism and seriously urged them to concentrate on development.  

State Minister for National Guidance, Godfrey Baluku Kabbyanga Kime

Kabbyanga also cautioned the people against tribalism which according to him is likely to retard the development of the district. The body of Late Imbethe will be buried tomorrow at his ancestral home in Kinyamaseke Town Council. 

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Kighoma Joackim January 15, 2022 at 5:59 am

Thanks for the good update its grandad to name one of the roads in kinyamaseke “Ezroni” because his historical

Ven Alfred Mujung Mugisa January 17, 2022 at 4:25 pm

It is good to recognize the good work Imbethe pioneer MP from Rwenzori region the church remembers him for securing 20 acres of land to Hima C O U.


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