Chimpreports Journalist Eyes Young Achievers’ Award


look geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Our very own Chief Editor Giles Muhame, seek 25 , malady made it to the final three nominees for the category of Media and Journalism.

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Muhame is set to tussle it out with NBS television’s Lydia Nabakooza and Capital Fm and Channel O’s Flavia Tumusiime for the award at the grand ceremony slated for December 19 at Kampala Serena Victoria Hall.

A hopeful Muhame said the nomination was “humbling honour of hard work, professional journalism and resilience.”

Quoting Calvin Coolidge, Muhame said, “No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave. Our aspiration is to retain our position as the most prominent source of timely news in the Great Lakes region. Let’s tell the African story to the rest of the world.”

Enabled by Dettol and ERICSSON, this year’s event, according to Board Chairperson Mrs Patricia Nsanze Nzeyi, will not stop only at decorating the winners.

“We are also looking at how best to offer onward support for the enterprises and initiatives of these youthful agents of change, who have distinguished themselves.

“And now with the help of our sponsors, we have put aside some Sh. 100 million for a new project, where a training institute has been set up to help enhance skills and abilities of our beloved young achievers,” she said.

“These awards are an excellent opportunity for us to say thank you and to cerebrate the achievements, excellence and leadership of these young people.”

Former Young Achievers Award winner Mr. Nelson Tugume said the award had since become a springboard for him to reach greater heights.

“Ever since I got this award, I have been opened to the world. I have met 6 different presidents, and even addressed big and honorable gatherings including top world universities and one at the United Nations in New York.”


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