Vietnamese Consular General in Uganda, Augustine Ceasar Mulenga and Eng. Canon Ivan Mbabazi Batuma the Kigezi Tourism Cluster chairperson have donated Shs 37Million through the international community of Banyakigezi (ICOB) to Rubanda Technical Institute and Hamurwa Vocational and Technical Institute both in Rubanda district to fulfil their support pledge they made in 2018.
ICOB was founded in 1997 to promote the cultural, social and economic development of Banyakigezi in Uganda and in the Diaspora, and to pass on the importance of customs, language and wisdom handed down from the region’s forefathers to the upcoming generation.
The money was handed over by the Chairperson of ICOB Uganda chapter Grace Mugabirwe Mutebile on behalf of the entire Association.
Ugx. 18.5 million was handed over to Rubanda Technical institute in Ikumba Sub County and the remaining 18.5 million was given to Hamurwa Vocational and Technical institute in Hamurwa town council.
Handing over the money, Mutebile said Shs 11,140,050 pledged by Eng Canon Ivan Mbabazi Batuma and 70000 dollars (25,993,450) was pledged by Mulenga during the 2018 convention of Banyakigezi which was held at Murole playing ground, to help in purchasing computers and infrastructure improvement.
Mutebile appealed to heads of the two institutions to ensure that the money is put to good use and to embrace accountability.