Residents of Kabale are demanding for the expansion of Idrisa Museum and restocking of the Museum with more artifacts to enable it fulfills its objectives.
Residents of Kabale are demanding for the expansion of Edrisa Museum and restocking of the Museum with more artifacts to enable it fulfills its objectives. Idrisa Museum, which is located at Nyerere road in Kabale town, only accommodates five people. The museum is stocked with a few artifacts about the Banyakigezi culture that was collected from elderly people.
Festo Karwemera, the proprietor of Edrisa Museum says that it has taken them a lot time together the little material in the museum. Karwemera says that there is need to collect more material to preserve the Banyakigezi tradition. Kwalikura Bonabana, a resident of Kamuganguzi sub-county says that was eager when she visited the museum but it was below her expectation.
She says that museum is too congested and lacks enough materials that can be used to educate the younger generation on the past history of Banyakigezi. Kennedy Rwaboona, Kabale University secretary says that at the university they have a department for languages and culture but they transport their students to Kampala saying the Kabale Museum lacks the materials.
Rwaboona advises the management of the museum to restock it if it is to attract people from the region who want to learn about their culture. Twakire Gynesta an instructor at African international Christian Ministries-AICM- says that they have been visiting Idirisa Museum but their complaint has always been about the congestion of the museum.
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She says that as a result of the congestion and lack of ethnographic materials they are not forced to take their students to Kampala.
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Fred Mbabazi a curator at the Museum admits they lack some materials but says its hard to collect the artifacts.
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Agnes Byembabazi, Kabale district cultural officer says the district has no specific budget for such activities. She however says that Edirisa Museum is a private business which makes it difficult for the district to allocate money to its activities. Between 10 to 15 people most especially European tourists visit Idrisa Museum daily.
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