Authorities in Mbarara consider dismantling the new design as People demand for the ‘historical’ cattle identity.
Southwestern Uganda – Mbarara municipality authorities have received criticism from the public; both in town, region and outside the region with authorities accused for setting up funny design covering the historical cattle identity of a ‘cow statue’ in the heart of Mbarara town, locally called ‘Amahembe Gente’.
The new erected design with metallic lighting symbols of moons, stars, and a cattle head which have covered the cattle statue at the roundabout in the heart of the town is included under the Mbarara municipal Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development (USMID) project where roads are being renovated. This has costed over Sh10 billion in a general contract to the Abu Baker technical services.
According to Mbarara municipal speaker Bonny Tashobya Karusya, they have started meetings to have this demolished and remain with their initial resolution of renovating the cow.
However, the mayor Robert Kakyebezi says that this will take time to demolish, because they have to wait for the finished work and access it.
Some of Peoples’ comments:
Muhangi Javira – We want see our bihogo not those useless, too local metals.
Kiiza Felix – Things went bad one side, then decided to sell it to Chinese!
Karungi Sostine – Just ugly metals but I trust my Mbarara drunkos who knocked down our cow they won’t spare these metals…ba scrap dealers mutuyambe.
Sam Henry Mpairwe – We want our cow back…..we want our cow.
IBrian Mugisha Jnr – I have a feeling this town was sold to Arabs.
Peter Byaps – Where is our cow??
Muhwezi Elicom – Awesome it’s like Abudabi.