VIDEO: Rugunda Unveils Multi-billion Shilling National Records Centre

Rugunda and National Archives and Records staff pose for a photographat the magnificent structure in Kampala on Thursday

Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has Thursday morning launched the National Archives and Records Centre at the Ministry of Public Service‘s new home.

The ministry is now occupying a glamorous facility opposite Ministry of Health headquarters.

The new structure features splendidly mowed lawns, unhealthy beautiful water fountains and paved walkways.

Rugunda observed that, this “A nation that doesn’t preserve and protect its records and heritage can easily become extinct.”

He emphasised that archives and records are the “heart and heritage of a nation,” adding, “We are glad that we now have a facility where these will be securely stored for reference and posterity.”

ChimpReports understands the national records, which previously were kept in the basement of a colonial administration building in Entebbe, have been transferred to the new facility.

Some of the records at the new facility

Some of the records at the new facility

This facility cost government Shs 20.3bn with support from World Bank under the Uganda Public service performance enhancement project (UPSPEP).

The facility boasts standard repositories, strong room for storage of classified information, mobile shelving for storage of records, conducive environment to preserve records, search room for researchers, library, an exhibition room and incinerator for destruction of valueless records in an environmentally friendly manner.

Such crucial records exist and can be found at the new facility

Such crucial records exist and can be found at the new facility


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