JINJA-Barclays bank contributed sh4m towards the girl-child education drive in Busoga region. The money will cater for the fees of 16 students of Wanyange Girls, Jinja, Budini, Nkuutu Memorial secondary schools and Ibubnaz Girls. Martin Musumba, the Busoga kingdomâ€™s premier said campaign was initiated by the late Inebantu Alice Muloki, who died in 2005. â€œThe girls are usually picked when they are Senior One and they are educated up to either Senior Six or when they complete their tertiary education,â€ Musumba said.
Official advises on child abuse
JINJA-The district senior probation and welfare officer, Opio Ouma, has advised parents against abusing their children. Ouma said several parents prefer keeping their school-going children at home where they engage in child labour activities and other forms of exploitation. He urged the parents to work hard and embrace the spirit of saving. Ouma was addressing residents of Walukuba Division during a ceremony at which 150 children under the Macedonian Child Outreach project received school uniforms worth over sh1m.
Man held for stealing goat
JINJA-Stephen Mubara,45, has been remanded to Kirinya Prison for allegedly stealing a neighbourâ€™s goat from a nearby bush where it was grazing. The Grade One Magistrate, Benedette Najjuko, heard that Mubara allegedly committed the offence on September 6 at Kadama road village in Bugembe.
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