By Kitts D.Mabonga
The Kampala capital city authority KCCA has extended a humble donation of reading books for primary schools to Military Police primary school Makindye with an appeal to pupils to embrace the reading culture.
While handing over the consignment worth 1M/to the Military police brigade officer in charge of sports Maj.Lwanga Tom, the KCCA director of education and social services Juliet Namuddu Nambi noted that it was important that school children are exposed to early reading of books as this helps them to excel in future.
Namuddu who was flanked by the supervisor education in KCCA hajji Rehema Ndagire explained to the visibly excited pupils that they are determined to ensure that children get exposed to reading books.
This came towards the end of the week long activities marking the dear reading program that is supported by several partners among them the American Peace corps, publishers of books and stakeholders in the education sector.
The school head teacher Kamangire Nabwire Alexander commended the donation saying the school would be in position to encourage the pupils to take the culture of reading books as an important milestone for their future.
Maj.Lwanga who stood in for his school management committee boss Brig William Bainomugisha thanked the cordial relationship they continue enjoying with KCCA saying the support of reading books was highly appreciated and they look forward as the UPDF to promoting this culture among their pupils
The climax of the week long events ends tomorrow were all staff in the education directorate would join the lord Mayor Erias Lukwago at Buganda Road primary school in reading books with the pupils of that school.
Namuddu added that all stakeholders shall converge at city hall were they would be joined by the KCCA executive director Andrew Kitaka and US embassy in the reading of books as a deliberate strategy to encourage children to love reading books for a bright future.