I DEDICATE THIS AWARD TO ALL WOMEN HELPING THE GIRL CHILD-NANKABIRWA
By Juma Nsubuga
A local NGO-Always Be Tolerant (ABETO) has given an award to the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development Dr. Ruth Nankabirwa and her cabinet colleague Dr Monica Musenero, the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation in recognition of their contribution to peace and tolerance among Ugandans.
The award ceremony was held at Hotel Africana.
ABETO is a voluntary NGO, non-partisan and non-profit making organization whose aim is to inculcate the values of peaceful co-existance and resolution of conflict through peaceful means.
“I have received many awards but this is an award that fits properly Ruth Nankabirwa because I studied peace and conflict management. I feel this award fits into one I loved most” Nankabirwa said after being recognized.
She dedicated the award to all women to help a girl child to uplift their standards of living.
“I want to dedicate this award to all women who have helped the girl child to study, work for their future” she said.
Meanwhile, minister Musenero applauded ABETO for recognizing hard working people especially the ministers.
Other officials who have received awards today include, DPP Jane Frances Abodo,the commissioner general of prisons Johnson Byabashaija, Uganda’s Special envoy to Namibia Godfrey Kirumira and the Commissioner General of Uganda Revenue Authority, John Musinguzi among others.
ABETO was formed in 1996 and duly registered by the government of Uganda. It has also awarded Members of parliament, religious leaders, the academia, diplomats, teachers and school children on topical issues affecting society including democracy and good governance among others.