Umukuka Mudoma recognizes donor support in developing Masaabaland

Mbale, (UG):- The Umukuka of Inzu Ya Masaaba, His Royal Highness Jude Mike Mudoma III has recognized donor contributions and their role in developing the Bugisu region and beyond over the last twenty years.

The Umukuka revealed this on Tuesday, March 05, during a meeting at his palace in Mbale City where he announced to the Masaabaland and beyond that he had appointed Dr Geoff Lolyd as special envoy for Wales in the United Kingdom. 

Dr Geoff is the head of the famous Wildlife Education Centre located in Mbale city a tourism learning centre for students in the Elgon Region and beyond.

During the same ceremony, the Bugisu cultural leader recognized the efforts of the PONT (partnership for overseas trust) team for contributing towards the fight against maternal deaths where over 30 tukutuku motorcycle ambulances have been donated in the five Districts of Bugisu.

Those recognized for outstanding services included the Walesh team led by Dr Gaino, others were Ugandan citizens like  Mr Michael Materesi, the chairman of all Bamasaaba in the United Kingdom under their umbrella association dubbed ‘IMUKA’. 

Mr. Materesi is also an envoy in the diaspora appointed by the Umukuka.

The Umukuka recognized the efforts of other Ugandans for their philanthropic efforts like pastor Mwenyi Apollo for their efforts to develop Masaabaland and awarded them with Inzu Ya Masaaba medals and certificates.

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The Walesh community enumerated their engagements and achievements in the various clans of Wanale, Mwambu and Mubuya which constitute the Bugisu in areas of income-generating activities and health where significant strides have been made aimed at wiping out maternal mortality rates through the provision of motorcycle ambulances and training of over 1440 village health teams (VHTS) through organizations like PONT and Jenga among others.

Dr Gaina represented the Walesh community In the context of funding for the ambulances and VHT training.

 HRH Mudoma further pledged to invite President Museveni to the Bugisu to see for himself the efforts and contributions of the Walesh community in income-generating projects and areas of health.

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He, thereafter, flagged off his ministers and visitors led by the Prime Minister; Ambassador Charles Walimbwa Peke for a tour of the Inzuyamasaba cultural site in Mutoto where a palace and a national museum for Bamasaaba will be constructed.

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