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VP Ssekandi pledged a new ‘National Children’s Authority’ to the Special Children’s Trust today!

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That the honourable Edward Ssekandi surfaced today, which is good thing after the rumours spread by TVO about the plans to get rid of the silent old-man. The loyalist of Museveni who hasen’t uttered a word or had a Speech. Nor any Public-Apparerence worth noticing in a while. Therefore the showing for Pictures and the proof of his wishes to grant the ones with special needs in Uganda. That was a nice gesture towards children with disabilities. Who knew the silent VP could attend a day like this? Here is the report made by the organization itself.

Here is their words on this special day:

“During our Annual Awareness and Fun Day this year we were informed on behalf of the Vice President that a new National Children’s Authority will be established, to be responsible for all issues concerning children, including children with special needs” (…) “This week our Director met with Mr Vice President himself, His Excellency Edward Ssekandi to deliver to him a special gift from SCT, as a thank you for sending a representative to our Awareness Day and to discuss the representation of stakeholders for children with disabilities in the new Children’s Authority. They discussed the challenges faced by Organisations working with children with disabilities due to a lack of implementation of laws and policies concerning such children, such as Inclusive Education” (…) We thank the Vice President for pledging his full support to furthering our cause and promising to take action in helping us to make Uganda better and safer for children with special needs” (Special Children’s Trust, 21.09.2016).

So VP Ssekandi showed up on the day and promised a new government institution that would focus on the laws for children and be broader than the ones currently existing. This can be seen as a bold move, especially talking about Inclusive Education while knowing the First Lady Museveni runs Education now. She must surely either feel a new hectic task ahead or that the VP overstep his bounds. But, in politics it is easy to promise, much harder to deliver. Though the SCT got a honourable to visit, it doesn’t mean that tomorrow he will enact anything of sorts. He, the VP is the silent force of the Movement and Regime. So when a guy like that suddenly surface. It is time for the VP to act from now on the Promise given to the Citizens and this NGO. Peace.

M7: “As we wait for the arrival of Pope Francis this week, below is my welcome message” (23.11.2015)

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The people of Uganda, government and the National Resistance Movement warmly welcome His holiness Pope Francis, to Uganda. The NRM restored the dignity, intergrity and freedom of worship of the people of Uganda. We are, therefore, honoured to host Pope Francis at a time when our nation demonstrably shows the fruits of this liberation from tyranny of the 1970s and the 1980s that plunged our nation into conflicts and threatened to make our country ungovernable and our people the laughing stock of the world.

Today, almost all our children go to school, our people travel to every corner of the nation in safety and on modern roads and our nation contributes to the peace and stability of the greater East African region, thanks to the work of the Movement in the last 30 years. The NRM ended discrimination of women, youth, people with disabilities and built a firm foundation for unity of our people.

Pope Francis’ compassion for the poor and his frankness of spirit is an encouragement to all of us to live light and stand for the causes that matter to humanity. This is because all of us have one life to live on earth and it should, therefore, be lived purposefully. The Movement too fights to end poverty and fully establish our nation on an irreversible path to progress. We believe that a nation which stands on the core values of godliness and care for the weak, is one that empowers her people to claim their place in the world.

We believe that the blessing of the visit of the Holy father to our nation and the region affirms our commitment to fight for total peace and stability in our part of the world and to open the eyes of the faithful to the values of hard work, knowledge to deal with problems of poverty and to strengthen our resolve to build a better future for our children. May Pope Francis’ visit deepen our love for each other as Ugandans, the oneness of spirit and promote tolerance and unity across our country.

Welcome to Uganda, Your holiness Pope Francis

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