MEMORIAL LECTURE | PHILLY BONGOLEY LUTAAYA
The Chief Justice of Uganda Justice, Alfonse Owiny-Dollo, is one of the guest speakers at the Second, Philly Bongoley Lutaaya, memorial lecture.
The lecture will be held at the Office of the President Conference Hall in Kampala.
To remember the late Philly Bongoley Lutaaya, a Ugandan musician who succumbed to HIV/AIDs, Government together with Uganda AIDs Commission have Organised the high-level lecture.
The Minister for the Presidency, Esther Mbayo, said the lecture will be held Saturday (October 17, 2020), starting at 9:00 am and ending at 2:00 pm.
The theme of the lecture is ‘Access to HIV/AIDs service during COVI9-pandemic'. The event will be live on social media platforms and public TVs.
Many Ugandans have lost their loved ones through HIV/Aids or have them living with HIV/AIDs.
Other panelists at the lecture include; Jane Frances Abodo the Director of Public Prosecutions, Christopher Krafft the Charge d'Affaires at US Embassy, Dr Nelson Musoba the director general at the Uganda Aids Commission, Rev. Canon Prof. Gideon Byamugisha from the Friends of Canon Gideon Foundation.
Others are; Dr Maxime Huinato the chairperson at the AIDs Development Partners, Gloria Nawanyaga the chief executive officer at the Young Positive Foundation, Tezra Lutaaya from the Philly Lutaaya Cares, Dr Joshua Musinguzi the programme manager at the AIDS Control Programme and Dora Kiconco Musinguzi the executive director UGANET.
Mbayo said the late Lutaaya used music to create awareness about HIV/AIDs in the 1980s at a time when little was known about the disease.
"If Uganda is to end HIV/AIDs by 2030 we need to fight stigma and discrimination. We need to provide support to people living with HIV/Aids and respect their rights," Mbayo said.