The family of the Late L.T Rubongoya yesterday exhibited their cultural materials including backcloth, audio-visual materials and books at the global UNESCO meeting at Agora Conference Centre in Bogota, Columbia.
The 14th ICH IGC UNESCO session is taking place between 8th – 14th December, 2019 and 156 countries have been represented across the world.
Uganda is represented at the event by Engabu Za Tooro delegates whose stall has been showcasing Uganda rituals, dances and folk expressions.
Other communities exhibiting at the UNESCO global meeting are communities from Latin American, Noth America, Europe, Caribbean, Australasia and Asian communities.
The two members of the Late L.T Rubongoya family who were selected to represent Uganda are Deo Katekere Rubongoya (heir to the Late L.T Rubongoya) and Sylivia Catherine Nyangoma (daughter).
The late Dr. L. T. Rubongoya Atwoki published many books in Runyoro – Rutooro like Runyoro – Rutooro English dictionary (Katondogorozi), Naaho Nubo (The ways of our ancestors), Modern Runyoro Rutooro Grammar, Linda Engeso n’orulimi rw’Ihanga, Kibbaate Kya Kaseegu, Yega kusoma n’okuhandiika Orunyoro-Rutooro Omulingo ogundi and Scripted countless folk plays among others.
In the global UNESCO meeting, delegates from across the world will stand for a minute and raise their country’s flags to recognize the work of the Late L.T Rubongoya in safeguarding Tooro culture and language.
The works of the Late Dr. L.T Rubongoya publications, Tutemu Engaro contributions book will also be submitted to UNESCO which will allow them to be showcased at the UNESCO exhibition centre for five days.
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