Leaders from Uganda to Nigeria have been urging their governments to remove the names of colonialists from the streets.

Leaders from Uganda to Nigeria have been urging their governments to remove the names of colonialists from the streets.

In the heart of the capital city of Kampala, another street named after King George VI takes visitors and lawmakers to the country’s parliament.

Originally known as Kazinga National Park, Uganda had the most popular game reserves New naming In memory of the King’s interview in the British colony in 1954 after Queen Elizabeth II.
Roads and monuments bearing the names of colonialists and British monarchies are found in Uganda, the former British colony, According to preachers, Who says it’s time to remove them and rename them.

They have appealed to lawmakers to start a legislative process to rename these landmarks after national heroes.

“The local names of these parks, lakes, roads and marked places preceded the naming of many members of the British royal family across Uganda. This is just problematic,” said Apollo Makubua, a rights lawyer leading the campaign.

Makubuia told CNN that there was no reason for Uganda to continue displaying these signs even after gaining independence from Britain.

The past is inhumane

Preachers hope that World count Which has seen statues of men involved in the slave trade fall to the United States after the assassination of George Floyd and Across Europe Will have to burn again “Decolonize” The country.

“We don’t want to tear down or vandalize statues or monuments, that’s why we’re talking to the government,” Makubaya told CNN.

Makubua says the streets in the street and the graduates are named after Sir Frederick Lugard, Who said he was “responsible for treating some human degradation” in Uganda and Nigeria, praised his colonial victory in Africa.

For many years in the twentieth and twentieth centuries, Lugard was credited with advancing British imperialism in various parts of Nigeria, across West and East Africa. A street in the commercial city of Lagos is named after him.

This week, lawmakers in the port city are asking authorities to change the location of the place where the slaves were transported abroad to be marked according to the colonialists’ names.

This pressure is not an attempt to rewrite history, Lagos Legislative Assembly Speaker Mudashiru Obsa said.

Yet there are those “Dehumanized” Africans should not be celebrated, Obsa added, adding that some of the monuments were a memorable reminder of the activities of slave masters.

“We can change the names of these few buildings and streets. Some of the names remind us of these people who enslaved our people,” Obsa said.

“We need to change the name, but it doesn’t affect our history. We should look at history,” he said.

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