Fr Pius Male Ssentumbwe, the chancellor of Kampala Archdiocese, revealed to Daily Monitor that core activity at the museum will be showcasing a collection of artistic, cultural and historical items attached to the late archbishop.
He further revealed that the space for Lwanga’s museum will occupy the second floor of the King Muteesa I Catholic Memorial Museum, which is right next to Rubaga Cathedral. “The discussions about the museum are still ongoing. But what I can mention for now is that it will have different items focusing on the late archbishop including pictures, articles (that were written about him) and the public will be allowed to see them,” Fr Ssentumbwe said.
Some sections of the public have welcomed the idea saying such a museum will keep the memories of the late Archbishop alive.
The deceased prelate was pronounced dead on April 3, after he succumbed to a heart attack while he slept.Days later, he was buried inside the cathedral’s section called Uganda Martyrs corner, on the right-hand side between the graves of Archbishop Joseph Kiwanuka and Bishop Edward Michaud.
Fr Ssentumbwe also said members of the public are allowed to access the late Archbishop’s burial site. “The burial site is not restricted. The place is open to the public, especially to those who wish to continue to pay their respects,” he said.
To that effect, this reporter spent part of yesterday’s morning hours at the cathedral and noticed that people from all walks of life kept accessing the burial grounds.
Mr George William Katende, a guide at the cathedral, said: “They (faithful) come for different reasons. For example, there is a group of people who missed his burial but came to pray for his soul.”