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this might have for the management of the property as well as to clarify the exact delimitation of the buffer zone;

  • 6.

    Also requests the State Party to invite a joint World Heritage Centre/Advisory Bodies reactive monitoring mission to consider the implications of the proposed mining on the Outstanding Universal Value of the property, and the establishment of an effective buffer zone for the property;

  • 7.

    Urges the State Party to halt the mining project until the joint World Heritage Centre/ Advisory Bodies mission has assessed the mining impact, and to submit as soon as possible details on the status of the mining licence, the status of the Appeal, the position of the Department of Environmental Affairs and fuller details of ancillary projects;


Further requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2011 an updated report on the state of conservation of the property including response to the above for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session in 2011.


Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi (Uganda) (C 1022)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List 2001

Criteria (i) (iii) (iv) (vi)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger N/A

Previous Committee Decisions N/A

International Assistance Total amount provided to the property: 39 950 USD: training for the conservation of the Tombs (20 000 USD in 1998); research programme on the conservation of thatched roofs (19 950 USD in 2005).

UNESCO Extra-budgetary funds N/A

Previous monitoring missions N/A

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports Fire is mentioned in the ICOMOS evaluation of 2001 as the main threat to the property:

Illustrative material http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1022

Current conservation issues

On 16 March 2010, a fire devastated the Muzibu Azaala Mpanga building, a major component of the World Heritage property. This building housed the four royal Buganda tombs. The large, circular thatched building, supported on wooden columns wrapped in bark

State of conservation of World Heritage properties inscribed on the World Heritage List

WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, p. 92

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