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BAGUNGU PRESERVE CULTURE THROUGH FOLKTALES

By Our Reporter

BULIISA: Bugungu Heritage and Information Centre, an organisation that documents Bagungu culture and history on Tuesday held folktales competition at Buliisa Primary School.

The competition was among the three schools; Buliisa Primary School, Divine Secondary School and Bugungu Secondary School.

40 students submitted their entries. They were filtered to the best 10 who during the event told their stories to the audience.

The panel of two adjudicators; Mpairwe Gerald and Muhumuza Raimon graded the competititor’s performances.

According to the organisers, the main aim of the competition was to ensure preservation of the folktales as one of the elements of the cultural heritage that is fast disappearing.

According to Kiiza Wilson, the Executive Director of Bugungu Heritage and Information Centre, today, parents hardly find time to tell stories to their children.

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”This competition was meant to ensure that there was intergenerational conversation between the young and the old and have these folktales documented for posterity,” he said.

Kiiza further told the participants that their stories will be compiled into a booklet, video format and future generations will read about their contribution towards cultural heritage conservation.

Jane Akugizibwe, matron of the heritage club at Bugungu Secondary School applauded the organization for their unrelenting effort in promotion and preservation of the Bagungu cultural heritage.

She also encouraged them to continue with the noble cause.

Musabe Godfrey from Bugungu Secondary School emerged the winner, Ayebabe Winslate from Buliisa Primary School and Tumukugize Risha from Divine Secondary School respectively tied at number two.

The ceremony was presided over by the Buliisa Town Council Mayor, Mr Muliisa Epafurah who asked the students to embrace their cultural heritage as their source of their identity and values.

”You should stay in learning institutions as a key to the bright future.” He also commended the organiztion for their efforts and always involving him their activities.

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