The year 2015 has seen a number of loved ones go, among which is Malcolm Lea - Wilson (91) whose family played a leading role in the initial development at Namutamba.
I remember so well how the Namutamba Community would always observe Boxing Day at Kabungo Play Ground and during that time, a number of activities would take place which promoted togetherness of the members of the community. The Namutamba Community; one would say consists of those from Kiwanda (home of Namutamba Teachers’ College and Namutamba Demonstration School), Kabungo village members, Luwonvu, Kamuzingizza, Kyetume Village, Mbiiro village, Butumbizzi village, to mention a few.
These community mobilizations were possible because of the culture that the Lea Wilson’s had cultivated in the area. They were the focal point of the development in this area, as the Tea Estate and dairy farm they owned had a number of employees mostly the Baganda and Banyarwanda of Rwandan origin.
The drive by the Lea Wilson’s who owned the Estate is greatly behind the Namutamba Spirit or civilization.
I pray that the spirit is revived.