KCCA renames Dastur Street after Ssebagala

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The Kampala Capital City Authority council has changed the name of Dastur Street in Kampala to Al-Hajj Nasser Ntege Ssebagala aka Seya.

This was during a special sitting at City Hall on Friday to honour the former Lord Mayor who passed away on 26th September 2020.

The Road had been named after Jal Dastur, an Asian who first came to Uganda in 1923, to work in a cotton ginnery in Kawempe.

He was the first person from the Asian community to join the Democratic Party when it was opened to Asians and later settled in Canada when Idi Amin expelled Asians in 1972.

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In 2019, lawyer Apollo Makubuya set out to re-examine the British colonial record in Buganda Kingdom and Uganda in a fresh decolonisation campaign beginning with street names in Kampala, Uganda’s capital.

In June of the same year, Makubuya made a special presentation to Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) on the heritage, toponyms and nomenclature of the city’s roads and streets on account of his book’s research, which draws from mostly British declassified colonial files in the UK and the private archives of Buganda’s royal family.

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