Health & Fitness
Macmillan honours writer
Publish Date: Oct 01, 2006
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By Godfrey Kimono
A Ugandan nurse has received $5,000 after winning the Macmillan Prize for Africa awards 2006.
Glaydah Namukasa, the author of Voices Of A Dream, beat over 500 competitors from all over Africa to emerge winner in the Senior Writers’ category.
Education minister Namirembe Bitamazire presented the prize to her during a dinner at Sheraton Kampala Hotel last week. State minister for higher education Gabriel Opio also attended the dinner.
Bitamazire said there was need for the stakeholders to support programmes that give hope to the youths for the country to develop.
Namukasa said her first book, The Deadly Ambitions, inspired her to write Voices Of A Dream.
Augustine Kasozi, the managing director of Macmillan Uganda, said through the contest, they wanted to promote writers who can change behaviour in society.
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