By Juliet Lukwago
Uganda is to host a-two-day Rotary International Presidential Africa Youth Conference (RIPAY) slated to start from November 4, 2013 at Hotel Africana, under the theme "Engage Rotary changes lives; taking charge of the future."
The conference to be attended by Rotary International President Ron D. Burton will bring together over 2000 young professionals, Rotarians and well-wishers.
"Such a conference is an immense honour for Uganda to host an event of this magnitude. It is also a global recognition of the work and selflessness of thousands of rotarians in Uganda," District Governor in Kampala , Emmanuel Katongole, said over the weekend.
The conference will bring together over 2000 young professionals, Rotarians and well-wishers.
Katongole said during a press briefing held at Silver Springs Hotel in Kampala over the weekend that their aim for the different fora is to prepare Ugandans to work in unity towards the common goal of making the world a better place to live in.
“The conference referred to as Rotary International Presidential Conference will be graced by rotary international President Ron D. Burton,” Katongole said.
He added that Rotary International is divided into different districts of which Uganda belongs to District 9211, which also covers Kenya and Tanzania.
“Such a conference is an immense honour for Uganda to host. It is also a global recognition of the work and selflessness of thousands of rotarians in Uganda” Katongole said.
“Borton will arrive in Uganda on November, 3, 2013. He will hold a meeting with senior government officials and business leaders. Many other activities are also expected to take place including donating blood, cancer screening, mosquito net and reproductive health kit distribution to expectant mothers and young children,” he added.