By Benjamin Mwibo
Institutions of higher learning have joined efforts with other majority well wishers including government bodies like the Uganda Revenue Authority ( URA), KCCA, National Forest Authority to contribute towards the Kyabazinga, His Royal Highness William Gabula Nadiope IV, for a royal wedding.
In kampala on Wednesday, Cavendish University has been represented by the Executive Director Mr. David Mutabanura , the Vice Chancellor, Prof. John Francis Mugisha and Mr. Evans Maganda the in charge of distance learning at the University with a total sum of 5 million Uganda shillings.
The contribution, follows that of Kampala University (KU) that was handed in on Tuesday through the Founder Prof. Hajji Badru Katerega.
According to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mugisha, "Cultural Institutions are known for values and discipline. They are libraries of our heritage and history which we ought to support and celebrate." The contribution therefore serves as a University’s dedication to promote the development of responsible citizens through culture, he said.
In lengthy comments, Prof. Mugisha mentioned that they are honoured to extend their support to the Busoga Kingdom in celebration of the momentous occasion of the wedding of His Royal Highness, King William Gabula Nadiope IV. “The university sees the royal wedding as an opportunity to express its profound love, respect and solidarity with Busoga and the celebration of a rich culture," he described.
Cultures play a big role in fostering unity and the development of ethical, productive and responsible citizens, especially in line with the university’s mission”. Said Mr. David Mutabanura the University Executive Director.
He however added, the institution also expresses commitment through higher education, to collaborate with the kingdom of Busoga in its goal of curtailing poverty, ignorance and disease within the Kingdom.