By Kiyimba Bruno
A distance that most of us managed to travel in taxis, Speaker Rebecca Kadaga travelled in a helicopter.
The speaker was a chief guest at Nyenga seminary where shs2billion is needed to raise a multi functional building.
Ms Kadaga contributed shs2milllion in cash, plus a cheque that was not disclosed. Afande Felix Kaweesa pledged shs1milion where he gave shs500,000 in cash. Kawesa did not stop on that but also promised that friends of the officers shall deliver shs4million.
Nyenga seminary being one of the oldest institution in the Roman Catholic faith in Uganda needs reconstruction.
The seminary we are talking about started operating in 1924 by the Mill Hill missionaries.
Fundraising to bring back the glory of this seminary kicked off with a mass lead by the Bishop of Lugazi Christopher Kakooza, at Nyenga Seminary where he requested everyone who has what he has to bring it up and make sure that Nyenga is back to the top.
According to the parish priest of Nyenga parish, Rev Fr Eugene Safari, they have so far collected a sum of shs150 million yet the budget that they have is shs 2billion. Father Safari says
“We had a number of 250 students who have risen to 300 in total yet the space we have is limited. It is on this note that I call upon the public to come and support in the construction of this lovely building of two levels which shall accommodate us with a computer laboratory, library, conference hall and a dormitory for our students.”
He said the account number 431040040 under account names of Nyenga seminary centennial was open for contributions.
Among the guests was the guest of honour Speaker Rebecca Alitwala Kadaaga, the spokesperson of Uganda Police Afande Felix Kaweesa, the mayor of Entebbe municipality, Vincent Kayanja, Member of Parliament Buikwe Matthias Kiyonga, and many others.