The Commonwealth Youth Minister’s Cup went down yesterday at Nambole Stadium with a wider range of activities taking place among them football, biking, music, entertainment to mention just a few.
The event that was graced by Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland also involved discussions on Uganda’s journey to realize Vision 2040 focusing more on children welfare.
Speaking at the event, the Secretary General said that she was overwhelmed by the hospitality of Ugandans and she pledged that no child will be left behind.
“I am so determined that we will leave no children behind. I see every child in Commonwealth as my son and daughter,” Patricia told the guests.
Scotland went on to say that they (Commonwealth) will see that every child has a future.
“I have always loved children, we have a commitment to our children to help them achieve to the maximum of their potential,” she said.
She also encouraged young people to utilize their talents in order to be successful in this world.
“Whenever people ask us how we achieved, I always tell them that it is by God’s grace because He gave each one of us a talent.”
The occasion which also serves as a precursor to the Commonwealth Youth Minister’s Meeting set to start on Monday at Munyonyo was also attended by Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi, the Youth and Child Affairs Minister and Hon. Cecilia Ogwal who represented the Speaker of Parliament.
Nakiwala thanked the youth for the great talents they exhibited and thanked the guest of honor for allowing to come for the event.
“Before I went to Patricia’s office to talk to her about this, they had already warned me that she loves children so much but I had to convince her to spare sometime for the youths too,” the Minister said.
After the exhibition, Scotland was escorted to cut the cake with the Ministers and Pastor Bugingo.
The cake was served to all the guests who attended the function.
Standard High School Zana were the winners and they were handed a golden trophy by Patricia Scotland.