Busega is a neighborhood within Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.

Busega is located in Uganda
Map of Kampala showing the location of Busega.
Coordinates: 00°18′36″N 32°31′12″E / 0.31000°N 32.52000°E / 0.31000; 32.52000
Country Uganda
RegionCentral Uganda
DistrictKampala Capital City Authority
DivisionLubaga Division
1,200 m (3,900 ft)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)

Location edit

Busega is in Lubaga Division, one of the five administrative divisions of Uganda's capital city. Busega is bordered by unincorporated Wakiso District to the north, Namungoona to the north-east, Lungujja to the east, Nateete to the south, and Buloba to the west. This is approximately 8 kilometres (5.0 mi), by road, south-west of Kampala's central business district.[1] The coordinates of Busega are 0°18'36.0"N, 32°31'12.0"E (Latitude:0.3100; Longitude:32.5200).[2]

Overview edit

Busega was the location of the first recorded killing of young Christians Makko Kakumba, Yusuf Rugarama, and Nuwa Sserwanga, all of them belonging to the Anglican faith. They were dismembered and burned on 31 January 1885 on the orders of Mwanga II of Buganda the Kabaka of Buganda.[3]

The Kampala Northern Bypass Highway, which was opened in October 2009, ends in Busega where it joins the Entebbe-Kampala Highway, the dual-carriage toll expressway currently under construction. The Northern Bypass Highway is also undergoing expansion into a dual carriage way.[4]

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References edit

  1. ^ "Map Showing Kampala and Busega With Distance Indicator". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  2. ^ Google (4 July 2015). "Location of Busega At Google Maps" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  3. ^ "The Christian Martyrs of Uganda". Buganda.com. Archived from the original on 19 July 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  4. ^ Anguyo, Innocent (13 May 2014). "Portuguese Firm Awarded Sh200 Billion Northern Bypass Contract". New Vision. Retrieved 13 June 2014.

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00°18′36″N 32°31′12″E / 0.31000°N 32.52000°E / 0.31000; 32.52000