Vintage Car Owners Lobby Parliament to Preserve Original Plate Numbers :: Uganda Radionetwork

Speaking at the kick-off, Uganda Vintage Car Club President James Ayo said many of them were forced to re-register their cars using the current series of registration and license plates. registration during a change of ownership or vehicle insurance.

Old car owners in Uganda want Parliament to help them retain their old vehicle number plates as a historical emblem and a vital legacy that their cars denote.

Vintage cars are automobiles made between 919 and 1930. Enthusiasts and collectors have categorized cars in terms of age to enforce distinctions between vintage cars, vintage cars, and classic cars, among others.

Vintage car owners appealed Tuesday at the mobile museum launch event which included the display of vintage automobiles in commemoration of International Museum Day events scheduled for Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

Its aim is to raise awareness of the fact that museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace between peoples.

Speaking at the kick-off, Uganda Vintage Car Club President James Ayo said many of them were forced to re-register their cars using the current series of registration and license plates. registration during a change of ownership or vehicle insurance.

“We talked them out of fully preserving the cars in their original condition and in full historical appeal,” Ayo said. Other partners such as the Bank of Uganda Money Museum, the URA Museum and the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities also joined in the celebrations.

The cars, which paraded along with other vintage collections, were viewed by MPs and members of the public before heading to the National Museum in Kampala for the rest of the celebrations.

Museums generally play an important role for local communities and help tourists understand the capital city of Kampala from different perspectives. Scholars also take this opportunity to get to know the country from different angles.

Thomas Tayebwa, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament who presided over the ceremony, agreed with the petitioners on the importance of collecting and preserving ancient artefacts that serve as a historical reminder of human and technical evolution.

“I will consult with the Department of Works and Transport Commissioner responsible for car registration to see that the practice is reversed and cars are re-issued with their original number plates.

The Deputy Clerk of Parliament, Henry Waiswa, told the petitioners that the Museum of Parliament was established to preserve Uganda’s democratic history and heritage dating back to the pre-colonial era.

He pointed out that after securing more space and funding, the museum will be revitalized, expanded and properly stocked to attract the public.

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