If you were to be asked about the word Kampala, what would readily come to mind is the fabric with a tie and dye pattern. This is not the wrong answer but, there is more to it than just the textile.
Conversely, many are not in the know that the Kampala cloth was named after a place of the same name. An urban city in East Africa, Uganda.
As dubbed from Wikipedia, Kampala is the capital and largest city in Uganda. The city is estimated to have a population of 1,650,800 people on 31 July 2019 and is divided into the five boroughs of Kampala Central Division, Kawempe Division, Makindye Division, Nakawa Division, and Rubaga Division.
Kampala’s metropolitan area consists of the big city and the neighbouring Wakiso District, Mukono District, Mpigi District, Buikwe District and Luweero District. It has a rapidly growing population that is estimated at 6,709,900 people in 2019 by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics in an area of 8,451.9 km2 (3,263.3 square miles).
Kampala is reported to be among the fastest-growing cities in Africa, with an annual population growth rate of 4.03 per cent, by City Mayors. Mercer (a New York-based consulting firm) has regularly ranked Kampala as East Africa’s best city to live in, ahead of Nairobi and Kigali.
Added to this resourceful information is that Kampala is one of the best tourist destinations in Uganda. The attraction stems from its stunning wax stuff and vast meals made with love.
The Kampala material is one of the best things to happen to the nation, as it is a source of livelihood to many and also rates the country and brings in investors.
These gorgeous Kampala supplies are so attractive that one look will have you hooked until you buy yours.
They are so unique and can easily be singled out from other fabrics. Kampala as a state and as drapery is the joy of the nation amongst other hidden beauties Uganda has to offer.
This is what it means when we say African is an abode of bountiful harvest and creativity.