Saturday, April 9, 2011


Geographical Location
Namutamba village derives its name from Namutamba Hill, located in Bulera Sub County in Mityana District. Mityana District was established on July 1st 2005 by an act of parliament with the aim of making administration and service delivery easier. Initially the district was part of Mubende District. Namutamba is an eighty eight (88) kilometers’ journey West of Kampala, via Mityana and twenty one (21) kilometers north of Mityana by road. Kampala is the Capital city of Uganda, our country being a land locked country is situated in East Africa.
The climate shows small variation of temperature, humidity and winds. The district experiences rain throughout the year, with heavy rains in March- April and September- November. The annual average rainfall is 930mm. It was a fertile hill, with an altitude of 13,520M above the sea level and used to be mostly covered in tall elephant grass. The high altitude ensures favorable climate with medium annual temperatures ranging from 17.2 degrees to 29 degrees centigrade.
Personality History
Namutamba was blessed to have a new personality in the early 20th Century. His names were Charles Leslie Lea Wilson. Remarkably on Friday February 13th 1914 Leslie and Sybil were married. With the Lord in charge of their lives and their marriage, later that year, the year that the First World War broke out, they left together for Uganda where this time Leslie was to work for Major Renton on his coffee and rubber estate at Bakijulula (“Baki”) (55) fifty five miles West of Kampala.
On return Sybil was left at Mityana 6 miles away with Rev. & Mrs. Bowers – C.M.S missionaries whom Sybil already knew. After a few weeks Leslie got the house at Senda habitable, and a few months after they both moved in. Though their first born son Ronald in 1915 sadly was taken from them eighteen months later by a virulent attack of dysentery. Their second child Myra was soon with them and then in February 1919 Kenneth followed. Leslie and Sybil prayed often to be shown where it was that they should look for land on which to start a coffee plantation of their own. Out of three alternatives they finally felt Namutamba was the place they were meant to go – only four miles up the hill from Baki. Reggie (1922) and Malcolm (1924) were born.
But, that Leslie was so surely in the Lord’s hands, who could so easily heal him if that was what He wanted. Hundreds, but possibly more accurately thousands, were now praying for Leslie both in Africa and overseas as well.

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