Grateful Citizens Group Uganda has donated scholastic materials to Bombo Army Secondary School in Luwero District as part of the civil-military activities to commemorate the 39th Tarehe Sita Anniversary.
According to Mrs. Natasha Karugire, who led Grateful Citizens Group, the donation is a symbolic activity to show that they stand together with UPDF and children of soldiers at all times.
"We appreciate the sacrifices from you(children) and your parents in making Uganda a better place, where peace and development can co-exist," noted Mrs. Karugira.
Mrs. Marcella Karekye who accompanied Mrs. Karugire, remarked that the parents, students, and staff of Bombo Secondary School are all a bigger part of the peace that is enjoyed by all Ugandans.
"We think of you as you serve this country tirelessly in your different capacities," she said.
The UPDF Chief of Staff Land Forces Maj Gen Leopold Kyanda commended Grateful Citizens Group for the gesture of love and generosity extended to UPDF in championing the cause of sensitizing the population through education.
"There is love in the air between the people of Uganda and Army, evidenced by both Universal Primary Education and Universal Secondary Education," noted Maj Gen Kyanda.
General Kyanda added that there can be no development if people remain backward.
The Headteacher of Bombo Army S. S Ms. Birungi Alice Baruga appreciated the donation that will improve the leverage of the school in developing skilled youth.
The visiting delegation had a guided tour of the school and later donated year planners, pens, books and sanitary ware to the school. The team also made cash contributions to the school to meet other needs they did not carry.
The function was also graced by the Defence Spokesperson Brig Gen Richard Karemire, the Chief of Education&Sports Brig Gen Wilson Muhabuzi, the leader of UPDF Spouses Desk Ms. Rebecca Mugume, UPDF senior leaders and other local leaders.