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By Vision Reporter

Added 24th July 2019 07:48 PM

Abenakyo, who is running a campaign to keep girls in school, said it is sad to see girls drop out of school, asking local leaders to step up there efforts in keeping the youngsters learning.

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Abenakyo, who is running a campaign to keep girls in school, said it is sad to see girls drop out of school, asking local leaders to step up there efforts in keeping the youngsters learning.

Abenakyo and Ponce in Buyende

Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has taken Miss World Vanessa Ponce de Leon on a tour in Busoga, in a bid to boost the area's local tourism.

In the company of Miss World Africa, also Uganda's reigning beauty queen Quinn Abenakyo, Kadaga took Ponce to the famous Kigulu Hill climb in Buyende.

The trio thereafter joined MP Veronica Kadogo (Buyende district) to launch a free cancer screening for women, organized by the Indian Women Association.

Abenakyo, who is running a campaign to keep girls in school, said it is sad to see girls drop out of school, asking local leaders to step up there efforts in keeping the youngsters learning.

 
Abenakyo said sanitary pads, the lack of which has driven many girls out of school, should be made permanently available to girls, especially through teaching them how to make reusable ones.

“This is very sad…a girl should not drop out of school because of sanitary pads; we need to ensure the pads are distributed to them, but the lasting solution is in teaching them how to make them,” said Abenakyo.

Speaker Kadaga thanked Ponce for visiting Uganda, asking the beauty queen to tell the story of Uganda's beauty in her circles.

 

Kadaga urged locals to do all it takes to keep girls in school, saying the difficult times are even crueler to uneducated women.

“We want children to remain in school…we need these young girls to have a future as well; all parents have a duty to ensure the girl child gets an education,” she said.

Earlier, Suman Venkatesh, the Indian Women Association's chairperson hailed Speaker Kadaga for her efforts in uplifting the girl child.

Venkatesh said the medical camp is a beginning of even more offers to the locals.

“This medical camp is only the beginning and the association is ready to assist all women found to be suffering from cancer; we will cater for there transport to Kampala and also bear the full costs of there treatment,” she said.

 
Commonwealth meet
Ponce’s visit is understood to be the beginning of several steps that government will be taking to market Uganda ahead of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) to be held in Kampala on September 2019.

Host Speaker Kadaga, who is also the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association President-designate, is keen on heightening Uganda's visibility ahead of the conference.

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