The canon at Muzinga Square Park makes a huge representation of Entebbe and goes way beyond this. It does feature as a recreational park too and a symbol of achievement with Entebbe town center. Muzinga means Canon in English. It proximity to the state house partly portrays its significance. It is a great historic monument in Entebbe that carries so much value with it.
The Muzinga Square is a recreational park (as well as a landmark) within the heart of Entebbe; and its strategic location near the State House lends credence to the importance of the Muzinga monument. According to available “tourist information”, the Muzinga Park monument is the most historical tourist attraction in Entebbe. Found right adjacent to Entebbe Municipal Council, this historic canon was abandoned by Tanzanian troops after defeating president Idi Amin Dada.
When they tried to blow the municipal building, they were discouraged by gun-fire from the soon-to-be-defeated Ugandan troops and left the plan. They had to abandon their cannon too and it still stands to date. It has now been turned into a tourism attraction, with big statutes of two soldiers built next to it as a way commemorate the occurrences of that day.
Muzinga Square Park’s proximity to the Airport makes it easy to be accessed by tourists. Go on a Uganda Safari holiday with us today and get a chance to view this historic park and also learn about its history and significance. It is also one of the signs that celebrate the end of Amin’s dictatorship rule in Uganda.