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The Old Boys’ Association of Kigezi College Butobere on Saturday evening hosted a dinner to fundraise for the school’s facelift.

The proceeds will be utilized to renovate structures, healing http://cutteraviation.com/wp-includes/class-wp-metadata-lazyloader.php expand and equip the library and laboratories, diagnosis http://cultura-sueca.com.ar/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-signature.php construct a perimeter wall and establishing a bursary fund to boost enrollment.

Siniya, as the school is popularly known, first opened its doors in 1957 with about 23 students.

In it’s hey days, the school’s academic performance and discipline was unmatched only to decline in recent years.

The Headteacher blamed this on political and religious interference, students’ indiscipline and wrangles between the staff and administration.

Siniya’s current student population is as low as 250.

The President, who was represented by Vice President Edward Ssekandi, contributed Shs 60m to the cause.

Other notable old boys of Siniya that attended the dinner include former Premier Amama Mbabazi, Prof. Mondo Kagonyera, Brig. Henry Tumukunde, and Rtd Justice JB Katutsi.

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Prof Mondo Kagonyera who is the ‘Golden Old Student’ for having been among the pioneer students contributed Shs5m.

Tumukunde was the Master of Ceremony at the Butobere fundraising dinner
Tumukunde was the Master of Ceremony at the Butobere fundraising dinner

He said that Butobere was prominent for being non-sectarian adding, “Basiniya continue to play a positive role in the development of Uganda.”

He warned government against engaging schools in politics.

On his part, presidential aspirant, Amama Mbabazi blamed government for abandoning the school yet it is government-funded.

“I didn’t know it was this bad. I nearly cried when I heard the story. Government must perform its duty to look after Siniya which has deteriorated,” he said.

Mbabazi bought a school T-shirt and cap at Shs10.9m.

President Museveni’s portrait was auctioned at Shs 20m and donated to the school by a one Ivan Turyahikayo who is a well wisher.

He pledged to fund two annual prizes (Shs 1m and Shs500, 000) to the best UACE and UCE student for the next 3 years. He also promised a one year bursary for the best student joining senior one.

The Old Boys’ Association agreed that all alumni will visit the school every September.

A total sum of Shs 138m was raised in payment and pledges.

Tumukunde requested that government should recognize Butobere for the sacrifice and contribution during the liberation struggle.

He cited James Birihanze who was killed by Amin’s soldiers during the liberation struggles and whose body has never been found.

He also suggested that the alumni adopt a system of monthly remittances for Siniya like the Oxfords do.

Tumukunde had earlier made a prior caution that the dinner should be focused on raising funds not politicking.
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Siniya, as the school is popularly known, first opened its doors in 1957 with about 23 students.

In it’s hey days, the school’s academic performance and discipline was unmatched only to decline in recent years.

The Headteacher blamed this on political and religious interference, students’ indiscipline and wrangles between the staff and administration.

Siniya’s current student population is as low as 250.

The President, who was represented by Vice President Edward Ssekandi, contributed Shs 60m to the cause.

Other notable old boys of Siniya that attended the dinner include former Premier Amama Mbabazi, Prof. Mondo Kagonyera, Brig. Henry Tumukunde, and Rtd Justice JB Katutsi.

Prof Mondo Kagonyera who is the ‘Golden Old Student’ for having been among the pioneer students contributed Shs5m.

Tumukunde was the Master of Ceremony at the Butobere fundraising dinner
Tumukunde was the Master of Ceremony at the Butobere fundraising dinner

He said that Butobere was prominent for being non-sectarian adding, “Basiniya continue to play a positive role in the development of Uganda.”

He warned government against engaging schools in politics.

On his part, presidential aspirant, Amama Mbabazi blamed government for abandoning the school yet it is government-funded.

“I didn’t know it was this bad. I nearly cried when I heard the story. Government must perform its duty to look after Siniya which has deteriorated,” he said.

Mbabazi bought a school T-shirt and cap at Shs10.9m.

President Museveni’s portrait was auctioned at Shs 20m and donated to the school by a one Ivan Turyahikayo who is a well wisher.

He pledged to fund two annual prizes (Shs 1m and Shs500, 000) to the best UACE and UCE student for the next 3 years. He also promised a one year bursary for the best student joining senior one.

The Old Boys’ Association agreed that all alumni will visit the school every September.

A total sum of Shs 138m was raised in payment and pledges.

Tumukunde requested that government should recognize Butobere for the sacrifice and contribution during the liberation struggle.

He cited James Birihanze who was killed by Amin’s soldiers during the liberation struggles and whose body has never been found.

He also suggested that the alumni adopt a system of monthly remittances for Siniya like the Oxfords do.

Tumukunde had earlier made a prior caution that the dinner should be focused on raising funds not politicking.
Zambian President Edgar Lungu has commended President Uhuru Kenyatta for his leadership aimed at uniting the African continent.

The Zambian leader said since taking over the leadership of Kenya, prescription http://conceive.ca/wp-includes/ms-settings.php President Kenyatta has proved to be a role model in good governance which ensures peace and stability.

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President Lung spoke when he held bilateral talks with the Kenyan President in State House, Lusaka this week.

The Zambian leader pointed out that President Kenyatta’s role in East Africa is renown and that his struggles to ensure tenets of democracy, good governance, rule of law and human rights are adhered too is an open secret.

He assured President Kenyatta of the Zambian leadership support towards his efforts of uniting the African continent towards economic prosperity for all.

He said Zambia faces similar challenges like Kenya of hosting refugees as a result of various conflicts within the neighbouring nations which has contributed to the economic burden.

President Lungu said Zambia will continue supporting Kenya in the war against terror saying this is a challenge facing the whole continent and that African leaders need to join hands in dealing with the twin challenges of terror and conflicts.

“In the spirit of African brotherhood and hospitality we will continue helping those facing challenges of conflicts,” said the Zambian leader.

President Kenyatta said just like during independence, the current crop of leadership in Africa is faced with similar challenges of liberating their people from the yoke of economic hardships.

The President pointed out that just as the founding fathers of Africa; the current leaders need to work together in tackling challenges facing their people.

“To tackle issues of poverty, better health services, hunger and many other evils bedevilling our people we need to work together.

The President said his visit to Zambia is aimed at strengthening economic partnership adding that Africa nations need to increase trade with each other for them to prosper.

“We are exporting too many jobs as opposed to creating value addition and trading amongst ourselves and thereby denying our people jobs,” said the President.

He said Zambia needs to continue playing an active role in enhancing trade between African countries considering the fact that it is the headquarters of Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa-COMESA.

 

He called on the COMESA member states to strive and remove trade barriers which are hampering economic growth within the region.

He pointed out that, as frontline diplomatic states within the conflict region, Kenya and Zambia need to work in partnership in order to ensure peace and stability is achieved.

“We cannot close our borders but need to work together to bring peace and stability and you can count on our support to pursue peace,” said President Kenyatta.

Later President Kenyatta paid a courtesy call on the founding father and First President of Zambia Dr. Kenneth Kaunda.

Dr. Kaunda urged President Kenyatta to continue championing African unity which is key to the prosperity of the continent.

President Kenyatta is accompanied by Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Ambassador Amina Mohammed and Member of Parliament for Laisamis Joseph Lekuton among others.

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