UGANDA PEOPLE AND THEIR CULTURE IN THE TIME OF COVID 19 SPREAD

Location of Uganda during the covid 19 Spike

Located in the Geographical part of African continent, Uganda has long been melting pot, as evidenced the existence of 50 plus different languages belonging to five linguistic groups and equally divers’ cultural mosaic of music, art and handcrafts.

The country’s most ancient inhabitants, confine to the hill side of the Southwest, are the Batwa and Bambuti pygmies relies of hunter-gatherer cultures that once  the occupied much of East Africa to leave behind a rich ligancy of rock paintings, such as at the Nyero Rock shelter near kumi.

The culture of the modern Day Uganda

At the cultural core of the modern-day Uganda lie the Bantu speaking Kingdoms of Buganda, Bunyoro, Ankole and Tooro, whose traditional Monarch’s – reinstated in the 1990’s still serve as an important figureheads. According to the oral tradition, these centuries- old kingdoms are offshoots of the mediaeval kingdoms of the Batembuzi and Bachwezi, which lay in the vicinity of present day Mubende and Ntusi, where archeological evidence suggests that a strongly centralized polity had emerged by the eleventh century. Three former kings are buried in an impressive traditional grass thatched building at the Kasubi tombs in Kampala.

Activities of the People

Else where Uganda’s culture is boosted in the northeast by the presence of the Karamojong, traditional pastoralists whose lifestyle and culture depends on cattle and similar to the Maasai and in the Northwest by a patchwork of agricultural people whose Nilotic languages and cultures are rooted in what is now Sudan. The Rwenzori foothills are home to the handy Bakonjo who hunting shrines are dedicated to a one-legged, one-armed, one- eyed pipe-smoking spirit known as kalisa, while the Bagisu mount Elgon region are known for their colorful Imbalu ceremony, an individual initiation to manhood that peaks in activity in and around August of every even numbered year .

Covid 19 (Corona Virus) Hindrance to the people pattern

Recent hindrances of people’s activities in Uganda

Toward the beginning of the year 2020, in march, there was an outbreak of the dangerous Corona Virus caused by Covid 19, this led to the total lockdown of the country, hindering the committed pattern of the people of Uganda, since there was no movement in the country.

Again the recent Total lockdown as a result of the second wave of Covid 19, that is more dangerous than the first one in 2020. More death has been seen that the previous year.

The Government of Uganda has again lockdown the country for 42 day, from 2200hrs on the 18th June, 202, as an assessment of the impact of the spread will then help the government to decide whether to ease or prolong the restriction.

Most of the restrictions are on public transport, Educational institutions, some Businesses, Religious institutions, and many others including drinking places. This is to reduce the spread of the Virus that has spiked to its highest in the country.

The Tourism sector, Uganda safaris Tours travelling are still open for all visitors as control still going on, however only those who had immunization are allowed in the country but they will undergo a PCR test to verify they are covid 19 free.

Enjoy a safari in Uganda with the safe and fresh journey in Uganda, with the vast culture and traditions of the beautiful Uganda  

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