Immaculate Heart Girls School injects over Ugx 12M in Bishop’s Annual Appeal Fund

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RUKUNGIRI– Immaculate Heart Girls School Nyakibale one of the Giant and best performing Schools in Uganda has contributed over Ugx 12M towards this year’s Bishop’s Annual Appeal Fund BAAF.

The fundraising tool that commenced in 2009 is spearheaded by the Kabale Diocesan Bishop aimed at soliciting funds to undertake different income generating projects in the diocese.

Immaculate Heart contributed Ugx 10M cash and a cow that was auctioned over Ugx 2M in a function that was held at the School’s Chapel in Eastern division Rukungiri Municipality on Saturday October 23rd 2021.

Speaking to our reporter at the sidelines of the function, the School Headmistress Sister Gladyce Kachope noted that their contribution is in appreciation of the helping hand the founder diocese has always ushered to them.

Sister Kachope narrated to our reporter that the School has all the reasons to support the Diocesan projects since the Bishop Callist Rubaramira and the entire diocese have always ushered them a supporting hand.

Rukungiri BAAF chapter organisers managed to collect Ugx 135,391,100 in cash, Pledges were Ugx 98,330,000 totaling to Ugx 233,721,100 according to Wenceslas Maanige the Rukungiri Chapter organising committee Chairperson.

“I take the opportunity to thank everyone who contributed cash, pledged, prayed and in any other way supported BAAF 2021 RUKUNGIRI district chapter amidst all the COVID-19 challenges, thanks so much for the giving hand” he told this reporter. 

Maanige went on to thank the Rt Hon Prime Minister, Members of Parliament who attended, Bishop Callist Rubaramira, the parish Priests in Rukungiri district, business community, Christians and well-wishers for supporting this cause stressing that Contributions are still welcome.

The Prime Minister Rt Hon Robinah Nabbanja who was the day’s Chief guest urged the Youths to support NRM, saying those, especially in the Opposition are enjoying the freedom that was ushered in by the regime.

Hon. Nabbanja noted that parents should take advantage of government’s free education programs to motivate and send their children to Schools adding that it’s the only way of getting empowered in promoting sustainable development.

The Premier after contributing Ugx 50M also promised to follow up on the issue of Rukungiri District general hospital since most of the natives are finding it hard to get health-care services especially those in need of special medical attention.

The State Minister for Public Service Hon. Grace Mary Mugasa who attended the same function narrated that in this five years term, NRM will invest much in fighting corruption which is highly hindering the development of Uganda. 

The government Chief whip Hon Thomas Tayebwa, Rukiga woman MP and Rukungiri District Parliamentarians also attended the function.