President Yoweri Museveni is expected in Kigali Rwanda early next month, where he will join his Rwandese counterpart HE Paul Kagame at a fundraising ceremony for construction of another Ntare School in Rwanda.
Both presidents are Old Boys of Ntare School Mbarara, in Western Uganda.
The event according to Rwandan officials is being organised by the Rwanda chapter of the Ntare Old Boys Association.
Slated for March 6, the historic fundraising will see the Rwandan Ntare alumni host their Ugandan counterparts in the first ever Ntare School Old Boys reunion held outside Uganda.
The event is expected to raise Rwf 5.9 billion [about USH 25 Billion] for construction of the school in Bugesera District.
The program already unveiled indicates that the former Ntare School students from both countries will tour the proposed school site, conduct community work there before later meeting at a fundraising dinner at Kigali Serena Hotel.
President Kagame in statement noted, “We who went to Ntare School are all witnesses to the transformative power of quality education because we are its direct beneficiaries. But we also owe a great debt of gratitude for the opportunity we had which many did not.”
“It is, therefore, a moral duty to make it widely available to more of our children so that it is no longer the privilege of a few but the right of many,” Kagame’s message ahead of the occasion partly reads.”
The President noted that one of the best ways to repay and the most enduring legacy to posterity is to create more learning centers of excellence.
The Rwandan Ntare School is expected to accommodate about 1,000 students, and will be built on a 60-hectare plot of land on Rebero hill near Nyamata town with provision for a boarding section.
Local media quoted officials that once completed; the not-for-profit school will be run as a public-private partnership venture and is expected to be open in 2017.