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President Graces Kako SS Golden Jubilee Fete

Sunday, 20th July 2014
President Yoweri Museveni has advised the people of Masaka district to embrace modern commercial farming that, he said, would simplify other tasks like that of fund raising.
The President was yesterday guest of honor at celebrations marking the Golden Jubilee of Kako Senior Secondary School in Mukungwe Sub-County, Bukoto East Constituency of Masaka district. The colourful celebrations also coincided with a fund raising drive to raise capital for the rehabilitation of the ageing facilities of that government aided mixed boarding and Ordinary and Advanced levels school.
President Museveni donated Shs.60 million towards the drive, auctioned a bull at Shs. 20 million and also pledged the government’s contribution in the refurbishment of the 50-year old school.
The President’s portrait fetched Shs. 20 million that was mainly contributed by Hon. Mayanja Mbabali and Mr. Godfrey Mutabazi who is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC). High profile alumni of Kako Senior Secondary School, including General Salim Saleh, attended the ceremony.
The Bishop of West Buganda Diocese, the Rt. Rev. Godfrey Makumbi, thanked President Museveni for all the good things the NRM government has done for the country especially the dividend of peace.
Earlier on arrival in Masaka district, President Museveni commissioned a new building at St. Henry’s College, Kitovu that serves both as a hostel and a classroom block. The building, whose foundation was laid by President Museveni on 13th July last year on St. Henry’s day, has 6 classrooms and has resident quarters for Senior 5 and 6 students.
In his comments, President Museveni commended St. Henry’s College Kitovu for being “being in the right place at the right time and for pursuing the right cause because you emphasize science education.”
He said that Africa’s backwardness in science and technology led to the continent’s colonization. The President strongly advised students of St. Henry’s College Kitovu to work hard on their studies, have fear of the Lord and engage in sports activities to keep physically fit. He further urged them to take good care of their health by shunning bad company that, he said, exposes them to risks such as alcoholism and promiscuity.
The Headmaster of St. Henry’s College, Kitovu, Rev. Brother Mugabo Augustine thanked the President for all the support he has extended to the school over the years.
The President also commissioned water projects under National Water and Sewage Corporation at Nile Vocational Institute and Kako Junior School. The water supply will serve Kako area’s environs with clean water.
In his brief remarks, President Museveni observed that the project goes a long way in affirming government’s commitment to provide the people of the area with safe water. He at this juncture pledged to work on the road from Nyendo in Masaka Municipality to Bukakata.
ENDS