The Joint UNESCO World Heritage Centre, International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) Reactive Monitoring Mission visited the Republic of Uganda and the Tombs of the Kasubi property from 4-6 February 2015.
The mission was able to assess the status of conservation of the property as well as progress on the reconstruction process for the Mazibu Azaala Mpanga through meetings with the State Party, representatives of the Buganda Kingdom and site visits to the Tombs of the Kasubi Kings. During their visit the Mission also discussed the progress made in the reconstruction process. The reconstruction process was underway, but unfortunately quite delayed. The management processes for the whole property needs to be re-assessed for both the period of construction and for the post-reconstruction period. The whole property is under development pressure; both from internal and external sources. It is essential that a new Management Plan be formulated for the entire property and this should include the new governance structures developed from within the Buganda Kingdom.