Mbabazi Tightens Bond With China

about it geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>The equipment worth millions of shillings included 2, 400 pieces of hoes, 194 foam mattresses, a motorcycle, a 40-inch flat television screen, a number of bicycles, basket and footballs, sewing machines and sandals, among others.

“China’s friendship is a demonstrated example of strategic partnership and it is in many aspects,” Mbabazi observed at a function held at his upcountry home in Karubeizi village, Nyakinoni Sub County over the weekend.

Another function was at the China-Uganda Friendship Nyakinoni Secondary School, in Nyakinoni Sub County where the school received the TV screen, balls and sandals, among other items.

“China is a great contributor to our economic stability and by 2040 we shall have attained middle-income status with no peasant,” Mbabazi noted.

He said Nyakinoni was, in 2009, one of six rural schools in Africa funded by Chinese President Hu Jintao. Under the programme the school received 6-classroom and administration blocks, furnished science and ICT laboratories, and recreational facilities.

Ambassador Yali pledged more assistance from the Chinese government. He outlined Uganda’s development programmes in which his country was engaged, including road and hydro-electric power infrastructure, oil and gas, agriculture and many others.

The National Chairperson of the NRM Women’s League and Senior Presidential Advisor for General Duties, Can. Jacqueline Mbabazi hailed China for giving several science scholarships to Kinkizi West. She said more were still available, calling for applications.

Leaders of NRM women’s, youth and business leagues, Sub county chairpersons, elders and religious leaders, took decisions to distribute the items., while the mattresses went to various health centres.

The Uganda Registration Services Bureau Registrar General and school’s Board Chairman, Nelson Bemanya outlined the school’s challenges. They included inadequate staff accommodation, students’ dormitories and high school dropout rates.


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