Gov’t of Poland to Renovate Graveyard of Polish Refugees in Masindi

The government of the Republic of Poland is set to renovate a grave yard left behind by the polish refugees at Nyabyeya village Budongo Sub County in Masindi district.

The grave yard that has 48 graves of some of the polish refugees who died in Nyabyeya village when they settled in Masindi is currently in bad shape.

It is located near St Mary Nyabyeya Catholic Church that was also constructed and left behind by the polish refugees.

Our reporter visited the graveyard which attracts tourists especially the polish people in Uganda and those abroad and discovered that some of the graves had started sinking while others have been covered by grass.

Now Rev.Father Peter Wasswa, the Country Director of the polish Development Organization in Uganda told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that the government of Poland through the ministry of culture is set to renovate the graveyard at the end of this year or at the beginning of next year.

He says the renovation works of the graveyard that will include painting and fencing of the entire premises is meant to make the place look good and most importantly to respect the polish refugees who died of various illnesses and were buried in Nyabyeya.

Francis Jawiambe, one of the locals settled in Nyabyeya village where the graveyard is situated says there is need to have the graveyard renovated since it is in bad shape yet it attracts tourists to the area.

Uganda hosted close to 7,000 Polish refugees, mainly women and children between l942 and 1944.

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