A great place to learn about the history and culture of the Buganda Kingdom; guided tours take you inside the parliament building, providing interesting stories and details about the 56 different clans. Buganda Parliament is held twice a month on Monday mornings, though it is conducted in Lugandan. Buy your ticket at the adjacent Buganda Tourism Centre which also sells bark-cloth clothing and books on Bugandan culture.
Monday – Friday
.Adults – $60 per head
.Children – $35
.Adults Ugx 108,000
.Children Ugx 90,000
The Buganda Kingdom Parliament
The kingdom has always had a culture of discussing issues regarding its political, social, economic and cultural matters since time in memorial.When Kintu won the battle between him and Bbemba, he called for a general meeting that took place at Magonga on Nnono hill. This marked the beginning of the Buganda Lukiiko and created the strong foundation that holds the Kingdom up to today.
Central Broadcasting Service
Central Broadcasting Service Ltd (CBS FM) is company dealing in broadcasting services owned by the Kingdom of Buganda under its holding investment company Buganda Investment and Commercial Undertakings Limited (BICUL) registered in 1995. CBS under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) department incorporated a non-profit making company namely Nsindika Njake Development & Financial Initiatives Ltd aimed at dealing with socio- economic plight of the people of the Central region.
The Kabaka’s Monument
The monument is in the middle of the stretch from Bulange (headquarters of the Buganda government) and the Lubiri (the king’s palace). The stretch is also known as the Royal Mile or King's Way. The structure rises 11 metres above the ground and the area has a diameter of 12.8 metres. The spear and shield hanging in the middle of the split drum represent the kingdom’s emblem seen on the Buganda flag.
Clans of the Baganda
The clan in Buganda forms a large extended family. Members of the same clan regard each other as brothers and sisters regardless of how far they are in terms of actual blood ties. A formal introduction of a Muganda includes his own names, the names of his father and paternal grandfather, as well as a description of the family's lineage within the clan that it belongs to.