Nyakabande Refugee Camp Relocated To Honor Kayihura’s Dad

President Yoweri Museveni promised to build a memorial for IGP Kale Kayihura's late father

Nyakabande Transit Camp in Kisoro district is being relocated to pave way for the construction of John Kale Memorial Institute of Science and Technology.

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has been given a two month period to relocate the camp, health officials said.

The memorial institute is being put up in honor of John Kale, the late father  of  Inspector General of Police Gen Edward  Kale Kayihura, for his contributions toward Uganda’s Independence from the British Colonial rule.

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John Kale died aged only 30 years in a plane crash while returning from Russia in 1960.

According to Kisoro district leaders, construction of the institute is in fulfillment of President Yoweri Museveni’s promise to the people of Kisoro during the campaigns; to build a modern science university that will train the next generation of scientists who will spur innovation, in memory of   John Kale.

Abel Bizimana, the Kisoro district LC5 asked the residents to embrace this opportunity provided by government and support the institute.

Wilson Tibugyenda the Kisoro Chief Administrative Officer says the district council recently proposed Nyakabande sub-county headquarters to be the area where the refugee camp should be relocated.

The Nyakabande Refugee Transit has been hosting mainly refuges from the volatile Democratic Republic of Congo.


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