Attributions & Commendations

Kabalega's resounding legacy lives on to-date
Memorial attributions and commendations..
Omukama Kabalega’s legacy and service to humanity contribution is not only celebrated in his kingdom Bunyoro-Kitara, and Uganda, but also internationally. Some of the international commendations of Omukama Cwa II Kabalega, and the works of Kabalega Foundation include;

The Abbey-Principality of San Luigi and the Catholicate of the West


“In 1885 Kabalega signed a diplomatic agreement with the Abbey Principality of San Luigi (Fezzan), in which he formally recognised the Prince-Abbot and granted the monks territory in Bunyoro. On March 15, 1885, Kabaleega conferred upon the Prince-Abbot the title of “Mukungu (Prince Governor) of the Chieftainship of the Abbey-Principality of San Luigi (Fizzan)” (incorrectly transcribed “Makougos” in a number of later documents). This marked the beginning of the diplomatic relationship between Bunyoro and the Principality, which has continued to-date.

The monks, who had travelled from Fezzan (Libya) through Sudan, remained in Bunyoro until 1888 when an epidemic of tropical fever left Prince-Abbot José II the only survivor; he therefore closed the Abbey in Bunyoro and returned to Europe.”

Physical Infrastructure

  1. Kabalega International Airport – Hoima
  2. Kabalega Industrial Park
  3. Kabalega Hydro-Electric Dam
  4. Kabalega Roads / Streets (In several cities and town across Uganda)

Natural Environments

  1. Kabalega Falls, believed to be the most powerful waterfall in the world is a waterfall at the apex of Lake Albert on the Victoria Nile in Uganda. At the top of Murchison Falls, the Nile forces its way through a gap in the rocks, only 7 m (23 ft) wide, and tumbles 43 m (141 ft), before flowing westward into Lake Albert. The outlet of Lake Victoria sends around 300 cubic meters per second (11,000 ft³/s) of water over the falls, squeezed into a gorge less than 10 m (33 ft) wide.)

Royal Orders

  1. The Most Honorable Order of Omukama Cwa II Kabalega (Awarded by king of Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom, the order embodied in its meaning, (a) the duty and the inflexibility of the Omukama Chwa II. Kabalega (b) the duty and the inflexibility as a responsible person, Ruler or Politician for the resources entrusted people and their well-being. (c) the duty and the inflexibility of the honoured people for the use for the realization of his humanity goals.)

Military Awards

  1. Kabalega Star Medal (The second highest medal awarded by the Uganda Military (Uganda People’s Defence Forces – UPDF).

    Notable receipients include;

    1. General Caleb Akandwanaho (Salim Saleh)
    2. General Ivan Koreta

Educational Institutions

  1. Kabalega Secondary School
  2. Kabalega College Masindi
  3. Kabalega Primary School


  1. Kabalega Resort Hotel
  2. Kabalega Wilderness Lodge


  1. Kabalega Day
  2. Kabalega Memorial Lecture
  3. Kabalega Independence Run
  4. UMOSPOC Kabalega Rally

Among several other commendations and attributions to his name.