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Owenguko Baker Samuel Bamwendere’s contribution to Bwamba cultural identity


Baker Samuel Bamwendere putting on the minister’s attir

Name: Baker Samuel Bamwendere
Clan: Mubandi – Mpindu
Sub-clan: Bandimagwara-Nkubu
Position in OBB: Minister of culture
Contact TEL number: 0772645477-0706319134
Sub County: Ntotoro
Parish: Nyasoro

PROFILE
Education: Attended Mantoroba P.S, Bumadu P.S, Western College Mbarara, Uganda College of commerce-Nakawa, attained diploma in Stenography-Nakawa and a certificate in Secretarial studies from U.M.I-Kampala.
Leadership: Clan leader-Babandi, Director Bandimagwara Cultural Group, Secretary-Bundibugyo District Elders Council, Vice Chairperson-Cultural Management Committee, Minister of Culture in OBB.

CONTRIBUTION
*Founder of Bandimagwara Cultural Group and performed outside Uganda, in Tanzania-Bagamoyo presenting in M.D.D Lubwisi-luma (2006)
*Popularized Bwamba culture (Luma dance) in many parts of Uganda, performing manly in Fort Portal, Kasese, Kibale, the National Theatre, Ndere Centre, Bwaise, Entebbe, Mutukula, Jinja, Masindi and Hoima.
*Facilitator to Ntula Drama group of Bwamba to a trip to Tanzania-Bagamoyo in 2001 for cultural dance(muledhu)
*Founder member of Bwamba Babwisi Elders Development Association (BBEDA) which contributed to the establishment of Obudhingiya Bwa Bwamba cultural institution.
*Signed the OBB constitution on behalf of Babandi clan.
*Part of elders team to State House Entebbe to meet President Museveni, to articulate the demand for official recognition of Obudhingiya Bwa Bwamba.
*Started Bandimagwara Cultural Museum located in Bundibugyo Town Council- Katanga village.
*Presenter, cultural education on radio UBC – Voice of Bundibugyo and popularized Bwamba culture.
*Acted as detective (mbegga) for the armed wing of Rwenzururu struggle at the age of 11 years.
*Led the cultural rituals during the installation of the Omudhingiya Martin Ayongi Kamya (Bwamba king) 28th – May- 2014.

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