Kigezi and its people is a translation of the original work,Kigezi n ‘ Abantu Baamwo,which was first published in 1967.The book traces the origins of the people of Kigezi,their customs and traditions ,the part played by the British and their Baganda agents in ruling Kigezi and the coming of Christian and Moslem missionaries.
The need to have the translation of this book was inspired by the need to promote African studies which continue to attract increasing attention of great many historians ,sociologists,political scientists and geographers,who carry out research.Its republication will immensely benefit not the students of Kigezi but ,but of Uganda as a whole.But more importantly,the ordinary reader will also find the translation very useful as a means of getting to know better the locality,as well as the history of the people of Kigezi,which originally comprised of the present districts of Kisoro,Kabale and Rukungiri.
About the Author.
Paul Ngologoza OBE KSG was born at Rwanyena in Rubaya ,Kigezi in about 1897.He never had any formal education at all apart from baptism lessons.He was baptized in 1922 at Kitabi in Ankole.
In 1923,he worked as a Mukungu-village chief and was promoted to a Muruka chief in 1925.In 1929 he became gomborora chief and Saza chief in Kinkizi in 1936.He was appointed the first Secretary General of Kigezi in 1946,and held this office for nine years.In 1956 he became chief Judge of Kigezi and in 1959 he was appointed chairman of the Appointments Board from which he retired in 1960.He died in 1984.