East Africa

Ugandan student wins EAC essay competition


A Ugandan student Azookire Oscar of Luyanzi College in Bweyogere emerged fourth with a cash prize of US$ 750 in an EAC essay writing competition among the five east African states.

The Competitions launched by President Yoweri Museveni 12 years ago to sensitize the youth about the benefits of the EAC integration and the role of the youth in the process saw all the finalists get certificates.

The first prize of a certificate and US$1500 went to Simon Sabaya Nolel from Nzumbe SS in Tanzania, second prize went to Beryl Njoki Mungai of Kerugoya girls in Kenya who won US$1000, third prize went to Iteka Greta of cornerstone Leadership academy of Rwanda while the 5th position went to Irumra Arni Aley of D’Cee Notre Dame De Rohero of Burundi who got US$650.

While handing over the certificates President Magufuli insisted to see the money for the beneficiaries handed to them alongside the certificates.

All the winners had presidential handshakes with all the Heads of state.

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