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Mwiri College honours Obote, Wambuzi

By Vision Reporter

Added 29th September 2011 03:00 AM

FORMER president Dr. Apollo Milton Obote has been honoured for his distinguished service to Busoga College Mwiri and the nation.

By Charles Kakamwa

FORMER president Dr. Apollo Milton Obote has been honoured for his distinguished service to Busoga College Mwiri and the nation.

Also honoured was former Chief Justice Samuel Wako Wambuzi, and retired Supreme Court judge George Kanyeihamba.

The three were among 26 old boys honoured during the centennial celebrations held at the school in Jinja district on Saturday.

The ceremony was presided over by the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, who represented President Yoweri Museveni.

Obote, who led Uganda to independence in 1962 and served as president between 1966 and 1971, and again from 1980 to 1985, studied at Mwiri between 1942 and 1948. He once served as head prefect of the school.

Obote was credited for using the leadership skills he gained from Mwiri to become the first prime minister of Uganda after the country got independence in 1962 and later president.

Obote and Wambuzi received a platinum award, the highest given by the school to people who have exhibited distinguished service.

Obote’s award, a plaque, was received by his wife and former president of the Uganda People’s Congress, Miria Kalule Obote. Others in this category included the Rev. Can. Eng. James Zikusooka and the late Alfred Kisubi.

Others were Prof. Asavia Wandira, the late Rev. Francis Coates and the Madhvani family that was represented by Mayur Madhvani, the joint managing director of Kakira Sugar Works.

Mwiri College honours Obote, Wambuzi

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