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President Museveni backs education for the girl childPublish Date: Mar 08, 2014
President Museveni backs education for the girl child
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President Yoweri Museveni salutes during the parade inspection at the Women’s Day celebrations in Kumi. PPU Photo
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By Daniel Edyegu 

PRESIDENT Yoweri has said the traditional family lifestyle that casts the girlchild in the background in preference of boy children needs to be dropped to achieve women's progress.

Speaking during the Women's Day celebrations at Wigins Secondary School play ground in Kumi district, Museveni said marginalising girls in the field of education would lead to unbalanced growth.

Female soldiers march during Women’s Day celebrations in Kumi District. Photo by Daniel Edyegu

President Museveni inspects the stall for nurses during the celebrations. Photo by Daniel Edyegu

"Whenever there is a choice to make between a girl and a boy on who should continue with education, the girl is left behind. This must stop," Museveni stressed.

A total of 246 people were awarded the golden medal for various accomplisments while 99 recieved the Nalubaale medal.

President Museveni posing with UPDF female officers who were decorated with Golden Jubilee medals. PPU Photo

President Yoweri Museveni posing with prisons officers who were decorated with Golden Jubilee medals. PPU Photo

President Museveni greets medalist Lilly Ajarova, the executive director of Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust. Photo by Daniel Edyegu

President Yoweri Museveni's speech at the Women's Day celebrations in Kumi by The New Vision

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