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MUBS Luzira Project Transforms Lives of Inmates

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Police on Friday afternoon swung into action, information pills http://clubmedics.com/wp-admin/includes/file.php arresting former JEEMA boss and presidential hopeful Eng Omar Kalinge Nnyago and two other youths before blocking a seminar during which former NRM Secretary General Amama Mbabazi and embattled Kampala Lord Mayor were expected to give keynote addresses.

Organised by the Muslim Youth Development Platform (MYDP) under the theme ‘The role of Muslim youth in shaping Uganda’s political future, check ’ the conference was set to take place at Makerere University Main Hall Building.

Lukwago in an exchange with a police officer at Makerere University
Lukwago in an exchange with a police officer at Makerere University

ChimpReports understands that the conference was called off by the University Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of finance and administration   Dr. Barnabus Nawangwe over breach of contract.

“We were told at the last minute that we could not continue with the seminar as some of the names of speakers on the posters had not been communicated to the organizers, purchase ” MYDP spokesperson Taha Kasule told this website.

Meanwhile, police led by Wandegeya DPC Brian Ampaire deployed heavily at the main entrance to the Ivory Tower before blocking a group led by embattled Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago from accessing the main campus.

Police keeping an eye on Muslim youth at Makerere Univeristy
Police keeping an eye on Muslim youth at Makerere University

Chaos ensued at the gate as Lukwago and his group tried to force themselves inside the university but police insisted they could not be allowed following the cancellation of the seminar.

Police used tear gas disperse a group of youth led by Nnyago after insisting on proceeding to the university mosque to hold prayers.

Nnyago and two of his followers were later arrested before being taken to Old Kampala police station for interrogation.

Nnyago (R) and a colleague ponder on the next course of action being sprayed with water by police
Nnyago (R) and a colleague ponder on the next course of action being sprayed with water by police
Lukwago asking police why he was being blocked
Lukwago asking police why he was being blocked
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Police dispersing Kalinge Nnyago's group with water cannons
Police dispersing Kalinge Nnyago’s group with water cannons
Makerere University Business School(MUBS) which recently graduated 52 inmates with Diplomas and Certificates in Entrepreneurship and Small Business management has greatly contributed to changing lives of inmates.

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, here http://chios.ro/wp-includes/feed-atom.php MUBS conducts a certificate and diploma program at Luzira Prison in Kampala.

The Graduands pose for a photo at Luzira Prison
The Graduands pose for a photo at Luzira Prison

Majority of Luzira inmates who have graduated under the MUBS Program have transformed from being society rejects to becoming useful citizens in the country.

According to Professor Waswa Balunywa the principal of MUBS, health http://cosmeticscop.com/wp-includes/class-wp-customize-nav-menus.php the program gives business knowledge focusing on startup and management of businesses. As part of its activities, diagnosis MUBS also encourages entrepreneurship among its students.

The effort to conduct this program at Luzira started four years back as part of MUBS desire to contribute to those who find themselves in undesirable conditions.

“The concept of locking up of people was for a long time seen as punishing people who broke the laws and rules of society and needed to be removed from circulation and put on their own. Prison has been for people who killed, stole or committed some offence that society found offensive,” Balunywa revealed on his social media page.

“However with time, it has been revealed that some crimes are committed unknowingly and in some cases under desperate conditions where as others are done deliberately but with a specific motive in mind,” he added.

The decision to go to Luzira was based on the need to empower inmates so that when they leave the prison, they are able to consider starting a business as part of their rehabilitation.

While speaking about the achievements of this program, Balunywa disclosed that one of the inmates who had been condemned to death did a certificate and Diploma program where he emerged as one of the best students and was taken on as a staff of MUBS.

Balunywa commended the staff who dedicated time in contributing to changing lives of the inmates. He also applauded them for giving inmates hope of getting into a social economic mainstream with knowledge and skills after serving their terms.

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