This monument, situated in the heart of the capital between the Sheraton Kampala Hotel, Grand Imperial Hotel and Standard Chartered bank, is one of the most distinctive landmarks of Uganda.

The country’s Independence Monument was constructed by former British Colonial Government just before Uganda celebrated her first independence on 9th October 1962.

The monument depicts a man unwrapping a child and raising it to touch the sky. The sculpture signifies a new born country, let free from colonialism and bondage. The current beautification around the monument places it among the city’s top attractions, warranting therefore, every traveler to carry a camera for the memorable capture of the sight.