The History of Rwenkobwa Town: A Tale of Courage and Determination, presents a historical account of settlements in villages around Rwenkobwa town, located in Ibanda district, South-western Uganda.
Occupied by immigrants from Kisoro, Kabale and some parts of Ankole, Rwenkobwa town started as a dusty small town with two mud-and-wattle shops, and has since developed into a bustling town council with booming business over the last 65 years. The book pres-
ents a story of highly determined and courageous pioneering individuals who played a great role in putting up churches, mosques, schools, and got involved in the administration of the town and surrounding villages. If any one reads this book two things stand out; that development goes hand in hand with determination, and that society develops  due to outstanding individuals who dedicate time, energy and resources to achieve indelible results. Such individuals account need to be archived to inspire the current and future generations.

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I am delighted to present this book, “The History of Rwenkobwa Town: A Tale of Courage and Determination”, as my contribution to the understanding of local history. The drive to write this book was the realization that minds easily forget. Once historical facts fade from memory, we lose lessons from the past and more importantly cherished socio-cultural events and their meanings. The history of Rwenkobwa tracks the first immigrants of the villages around Rwenkobwa, a picturesque town in Ibanda district, Western Uganda. This book chronicles pioneering individuals and how social institutions have evolved over time. In 1960, Rwenkobwa was a small trading post with two mud-and-wattle shops. However, today it is home to a town council with booming businesses and social services. The surrounding villages have burgeoned with beautiful houses, farms of crops, and cattle. The key lesson we learn from this historical account is that for communities to develop, they require a few dedicated individuals who through courage, skill, and determination, yield indelible results that can be emulated and replicated by the present and future generations. I would like to thank Mr. Alex Tugumizemu and all the elders who helped me compile this work. It’s my hope that readers find this book interesting and inspiring.

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