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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

Busega is bordered by unincorporated Wakiso District to the north, Namungoona to the northeast, Lungujja to the east, Nateete to the south and Buloba to the west. This location is approximately 7.5 kilometres (4.7 mi), by road, southwest of Kampala's central business district.[1] Busega is located in Lubaga Division. The coordinates of Busega are:00 18 36N, 32 31 12E (Latitude:0.3100; Longitude:32.5200).

Overview

Busega is primarily a low-income residential neighborhood, with a few middle-class residences. Closer to Nateete, small businesses, shops and bars also compete for space in the neighborhood. It has only one shopping mall called Kasumba Square Mall, which is located at the intersection of Busega Round about and Kampala Northern Bypass Highway. The Northern Bypass Highway, which was opened in October 2009, passes through Busega.

Busega was also 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, who were dismembered and burned on 31 January 1885, on the orders of Kabaka Mwanga II the Kabaka of Buganda at that time.[2]

Landmarks

  • The Kampala Northern Bypass Highway - The 21 kilometres (13 mi) highway stretches from Nateete/Busega to the west, to Kireka/Bweyogerere, to the east.
  • The Entebbe-Kampala Highway - The dual carriage toll-highway that begins at Entebbe International Airport, when completed, will join the Kampala Northern Bypass Highway at Busega
  • The Kampala-Masaka Highway - The road from Kampala to Masaka comes off one of the roundabouts in Busega and continues in a southwesterly direction, towards Kyengera, Mpigi, Nkozi and Masaka.
  • The Kampala-Mityana Road - The road to Mityana, comes off a second roundabout in Busega and turns in a westerly direction, towards Buloba, Mityana, Mubende and Fort Portal.
  • Kasumba Square Mall - A private shopping mall
  • Samona Products Limited - A company that manufactures women's accessories and hygiene products[3]

See also

References

External links

  • Overview of the Uganda Christian Martyrs


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

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