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Kabaka supports children movement

By Vision Reporter

Added 7th September 2001 03:00 AM

KABAKA Ronald Mutebi on Thursday joined over half a million Ugandans and voted for the ‘Say Yes for Children Vote’ a Global Movement for Children.

By Josephine Maseruka KABAKA Ronald Mutebi on Thursday joined over half a million Ugandans and voted for the ‘Say Yes for Children Vote’ a Global Movement for Children. The Kabaka voted for three out of the 10 imperative actions saying his priority will be on ‘put children first, fight HIV/AIDS, and educate every child.’ The campaign is built on 10 imperative actions and responsibilities which are intended to deliver the message that citizens of the world care about children and expect governments to keep the promises they make to them. The imperative actions were presented to the Kabaka in a decorated folder by Ms. Grace Banya, the UNICEF Programme Officer for Social Policy. Other imperatives are: include all the children, care for every child, stop child abuse and listen to children. Also included are protect children from war, protect the environment for children and fight poverty by investing in children. Banya said over 10 million votes had been collected worldwide to be presented to the UN General Assembly in a Special Session on Children scheduled for September 19 to 21, 2001. Banya said the campaign results would prepare the world to take on the challenges that the special session on children will identify. President Museveni, who will lead a big delegation including two children to represent Uganda, has already voted, together with his wife, Janet Museveni. The children are Joseph Tamale, 12, of Green Hill Academy and Caroline Barebwoha, 15, from Gayaza High school. Barebwoha will represent all African children. The two excelled in an essay competition.

Kabaka supports children movement

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