Museveni donates shs80 million to help needy students

By Dalton Mujuni
The President of Uganda H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has donated 80 million Uganda Shillings to support Uganda Christian University (UCU) Guild fund initiative.

The initiative, which is meant to support students who are unable to meet tuition and install security lights along Bishop Tucker Road, was kicked off by a five kilometer run dubbed; “ Be your Brother’s Keeper” that happened

 “Your Guild President has proved that he supports the idea of development in the Education sector by starting this campaign” said Museveni in his address to the UCU community.

The noble campaign was graced by other Government officials including the Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament Rt. Hon Rebecca Kadaga, the chief runner together with, Hon Peace Mutuuzo and four members of Parliament; Hon Elijah Okupa, Hon David Abala, Hon Fred kasiisa and Hon. Silas Aogon participated in the Marathon that was flagged off by the Speaker earlier that morning.

The president also promised that he would look into the issue of the heavy taxes levied on Private Universities urging that it is not a good Idea to tax them.

He responded to the request made to him by the guild president to work on the Bishop Tucker Road that connects to the University and the dark corners that need lighting around outside hostels by saying that He totally agreed. 

He further promised to send one of his lawyers to look into the conflict at Ntawo where land grabbers are threatening to occupy the University’s Land.

The Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance and Administration Mr. David Mugawe who represented the Vice Chancellor thanked the President for getting time off his busy schedule to visit and support the UCU fraternity.

He also thanked the Guild Government for prioritizing the noble cause of supporting needy students and also pledged to keep on working with the Guild closely.

 “As administration we shall work with and support the guild in implementing the Vision of supporting needy students,” said David Mugawe.

According to the Guild president, Mr. Timothy Kadaga this contribution from the President has enabled them hit their target amount for this Guild initiative. 

He added that this campaign wouldn’t stop here because needy students are very many and that him and his cabinet would work with the next Guild government to support this initiative. 

Tree planting

The Uganda Scouts and Girl guides in conjunction with the Speaker celebrated their founder’s day in style by initiating a tree planting exercise in which the president participated by planting a tree in Agape Square.

The speaker Kadaga planted some trees around the Sabiiti Hall Square as way of supporting the UCU guild in its activities.

 

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