February 12, 2018
The Kabaka’s subjects who reside in Washington state, USA, have presented equipment valued $15,000 to the ministry of education, Mmengo to support the technical and vocational programs.
Buganda Government’s minister for education Dr. Twaha Kaawaase handed over the items to the vice chancellor Muteesa 1 Royal University Hajji Ahmed Kasule, and to the principle of Buganda Royal Institute of business and technical education Anthony Wamala. The items comprised of spanners, hammers, grinders, scissors and other carpentries.
Above: Dr. Kaawaase (left) handing over items to Mr. Wamala Anthony and Vice chancellor Ahmed Kasule of MRU.
In his speech, Dr. Kaawaase thanked the Kabaka’s subjects who were led by Owekitiibwa Ggayi Mayanja for supporting the vocation sector which is much needing to strengthen given the increase of unemployment among the youths in Buganda. He said the items will enable the students to acquire skills which are key in starting up their own business rather than seeking jobs from one place to another.
The representatives of both institutions appreciated the donation and promised to use the items accordingly as there has been demand for enough equipment for practical skills at their institutions.