CNOOC Uganda to Sponsor Bunyoro Amasaza Cup 2015

(L-R) CNOOCs’ Corporate Social Responsibility Manager , Zakaria Lubega and David Byaruhanga the Community Relations Manager  hands over  the Cup and other materials to Mr. Norman Lukuma the Prime Minister of Bunyoro Kingdom who represented the King at the launch of CNOOC Bunyoro Amasaza Cup

Rukiga county and Rubanda county east constituencies registered the highest number of pupils that missed the recently concluded 2015 Primary Leaving Examinations in Kabale district.

A total of 224 registered candidates in the district are said to have missed the exams which were held on November 2nd and 3rd.

Vastine Beyendera, sales the Kabale district Senior Inspector of Schools says that 8904 pupils registered for the final exams.

The most affected schools Beyendera says were Igomanda primary school in Hamurwa Sub County where 9 out of 16 candidates were unable to sit the exams, while at Ntaraga Primary school 9 out of 15 registered candidates missed.

The chief inspector attributed the problem to careless parents who out of financial constraints force their children into casual labor. He revealed that upon investigations, it was revealed that in Hamurwa sub county pupils dropped out to go and cut timber.

In 2014, at least 400 pupils dropped out of school months before sitting their PLE exams in Kabale.

CNOOC Uganda Limited, online an oil and gas company has announced its sponsorship of the Bunyoro Amasaza Cup 2015.

This marks four years of the oil company’s support towards the tournament which attracts various counties in Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom.

The month-long tournament will attract five districts in the Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom including Kiryandongo, salve Bulliisa, dosage Hoima, Masindi and Kibaale.

The announcement was made at a press conference graced by His Royal Majesty the King of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom; Dr. Solomon Gafabusa Iguru in Kiryandongo district.

Speaking at the conference, Zakaria Lubega, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager (CSR) CNOOC Uganda Limited, stated that the company was honored to be part of the Amasaza Cup for the fourth year.

“As we carry out our core activities in the Bunyoro region, it is important for us to give back to the residents in the area as a sign of appreciation for their supportto our Company and employees,” Lubega said.

“Sponsoring the Bunyoro Amasaza Cup is a demonstration of CNOOC Uganda’s dedication to the growth of sport in this region. Last year, the tournament was played across all sub counties in Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom and attracted 13 counties. This year, we hope for even greater participation and competitiveness among the counties,” he added.

“On behalf of the people of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom, I would like to thank the management of CNOOC Uganda for their continued contributions to this region. The Amasaza Cup tournament has continued to promote unity among the Banyoro and this has, in turn, further strengthened our kingdom cultures,” His Royal Majesty the King of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom; Dr. Solomon Gafabusa Iguru said.


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