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Minister Sempijja, dignitaries survive tent crash

By Francis Emorut

Added 18th October 2018 12:38 PM

The security personnel mainly the Police, plain clothed men and prisons officers had to dash to the rescue of the minister and dignitaries before the tent crashed on them.

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The security personnel mainly the Police, plain clothed men and prisons officers had to dash to the rescue of the minister and dignitaries before the tent crashed on them.

PIC: Security officers fixing the tent after rescuing agriculture minister Vincent Sempijja during the World Foods Day celebrations at Nabilatuk district on Oct 16, 2018. All Photos by Francis Emorut

The minister of agriculture, Vincent Ssempijja and very important persons (VIPs) survived being crashed by the tent they were seated on after poles supporting it gave way following heavy wind.

The security personnel mainly the Police, plain clothed men and prisons officers had to dash to rescue the minister and dignitaries before the tent crashed on them.

 

This was during the celebrations to mark the World Foods Day in the newly created district Nabilatuk in Karamoja region. 

In the tent were the minister’s wife, energy state minister Peter Lokeris, Food and Agricultural Organisation and  and World Food Programme country representatives, National Agricultural Research Organisation  directors, Members of Parliament from Karamoja region and district local leaders.

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The minister who looked scared didn’t want to talk to the press after the incident.

The function was temporally halted for about 20 minutes as the security officers fixed the tent.

Vincent Sempijja (in purple necktie) with Food and Agriculture country representative Priya Gujadhur (second left) and World Food Programme country representaive El Khidir Daloum (third left) addressing celebrants during the World Foods Day celebrations at Nabilatuk district on Oct 16, 2018. In a yellow shirt is state minister for energy Peter Lokeris

The World Food Day held under the theme: “A Zero hunger world by 20130 is possible” attracted several exhibitors across the country who show cased their products. 

 Agriculture minister Vincent Sempijja (in a navy blue suit) introduces his wife after security officers fixed the tent blown by wind during the World Foods Day celebrations at Nabilatuk district on Oct 16, 2018. Holding a microphone is state minister for energy Peter Lokeris

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