Ten Uganda Wildlife Authority female staff including super ladies in athletics, Halima Nakaayi, the world champion, and her compatriot Winnie Nanyondo were awarded medals by His Excellency Yoweri Museveni, President of the republic of Uganda during the international women’s day celebration in Kiruhura District.
The Diamond Jubilee medal recipients are Zeleta Masika, Grace Kyomuhendo, Dr. Margret Druciru, athletes Halima Nakaayi and Winnie Nanyondo, Annet Tuheisomwe, Margaret Kasumba, Imelda Imetuer, Norah Mbubi Kazigita and a former Director Planning, Tourism and Business Development, Eunice Nyiramahoro.
The President commended women for their role in the social economic transformation of the country. He said that information, communication and technology (ICT) is one of key enablers for the economic development of the country and called for women participation in the ICT among other sectors.
“The woman is part and parcel of society, When families get out of poverty through the four sectors of commercial farming, manufacturing, services and ICT, it is easier to mobilize all the other marginalized groups including women”, he said.
Every year on 8th March, Uganda joins the rest of the world to celebrate the international women’s day where the efforts, love, and achievements of women in society are recognized. This year’s celebrations were held at Kaaro Secondary School in Kiruhura District under the theme “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”.