Lira – The President of Uganda – His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s official visit to Lira University on Friday has been confirmed.
The head of state will officiate over a number of activities – top among many – the installation of Prof. Justice Benjamin Josses Odoki as the first chancellor of Lira University.
His presence in Lira has been confirmed by Sam Engola – the Vice Chairman of the ruling party – NRM in charge northern Uganda.
“Join me in welcoming His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in Lira District. President Museveni will tomorrow (Friday) preside over the installation of the First Lira University Chancellor Prof. Justice Benjamin Josses Odoki,” Mr Engola posted on his Facebook timeline.
He added: “Museveni who is also the Chairman of National Resistance Movement Party will also commission the University teaching hospital built at the cost of about 9.1b shillings with support from African Development Bank-ADB before laying the foundation stone for the construction of the Shs 16 billion University Administration block and conferring of awards to 190 students who completed their university training in various disciplines.”
“After that, President will proceed to commission St. Gracious Senior Secondary School in Boke, a school built by Businessman Patrick Olet.
“This is part of our vision of transforming the country’s education sector by offering quality and affordable education for all.
Mr Engola, also a renowned businessman in Lango sub-region and Uganda in general, used the hastag #NRMSTEADYPROGRESS
According to sources in the ruling party – this is just the beginning of Mr Museveni’s tour of Lango sub-region. “The President will, before the end of the year visit us two more times. We are happy.”
On Friday 1 November 2019, Lira University hold its first graduation ceremony.