ON Friday May 1, 2009 I received a telephone call from one of my aunts saying I was chosen to give our President, Yoweri Museveni, flowers on Sunday May 3. Uganda Journalists Association was hosting the president for dinner at Imperial Royale Hotel.
I was excited and I could not wait for that day. By that time, grandpa, Aunt Hilda and my cousin Teddy were at home and every minute, I showed them how I would present the flowers to the President.
Mummy ordered for me a new dress, stockings and shoes. I was dying to see them. My cousin Eliza helped mummy to find them.
On Saturday Eliza and Rita brought the white and red dress, stockings and shoes. I couldnâ€™t wait to put on that dress because it was very beautiful. I liked it.
On Sunday morning I was very happy because the day had finally come. I kept jumping on and off my bed waiting for evening to come.
At round 2:30pm, mummy and I went to the salon to do my hair. The hair dresser styled my hair and we returned home to prepare for the evening. Everyone at home said I was smart.
I put on my new dress and went with mummy to Imperial Royale Hotel where we met Miss Kizza Kimbugwe. Kizza took us to our seats.
By the way, I have been on Kizzaâ€™s radio programme on Sundays. Kizza works for Vision Voice FM. After some minutes, Kizza called me and gave me the flowers which I gave to the President. As I was walking, I felt shy and excited at the same time. In my heart I was saying; â€œYes, the day has finally come. I am going to meet the president face to face.â€
When I gave the president the flowers, he asked me my names, what my parentsâ€™ names are, which class I am in and the school I go to. I was very excited and felt very lucky to be the one to give our president flowers.
All my friends now admire me and, by the way, I am looking forward to another day when I will do the same.
God bless you.
Written by Josephine Asiimwe, 7, P.2,
Aga Khan Primary School
The day I gave the president flowers