Busega

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Busega
Busega is located in Kampala
Busega
Busega
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
Region Central Uganda
District Kampala Capital City Authority
Division Lubaga Division
Elevation 1,200 m (3,900 ft)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

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

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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See also[edit]

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