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Kagera honours its outstanding achievers

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    Tanzania |
    Published On: Tue, Jan 3rd, 2012


    Tanzania's minister for lands, housing and human settlement Anna Tibaijuka

    The late Laurian Cardinal Rugambwa, the late Gervas Ishengoma and Mr George Kahama, have received special awards in recognition of their exemplary efforts in promoting socio-economic empowerment and the co-operative sector in Kagera Region.

    The awards were presented by the Minister for Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development, Prof Anna Tibaijuka, during a graduation ceremony at Sacred Heart Secondary School, at Itoju village, in Muleba District.The awards were given by a US based NGO, known as Child Outreach and Community Empowerment (Coce).

    Presenting the awards, Prof Tibaijuka said both Mr Kahama and the late Ishengoma would be remembered by many for their efforts in promoting the co-operative sector many years before Tanganyika gained her independence in 1961.Mr Kahama was the founder and first General Manager of Bukoba Native Co-operative Union (BNCU) during the early 1950s.

    The late Ishengoma, on the other hand, was commended for establishing the Balimi Education Fund (BEF), which enabled students from poor families to get scholarships.Among the beneficiaries of the fund include the late Sebastian Kinyondo, who was Bukoba Rural MP and Minister for Labour, Youth Development and Sports and Mr Wilson Masilingi, who was Muleba South MP and former Minister in the President's Office (Good Governance) under former President Benjamin Mkapa.

    The late Laurian Cardinal Rugambwa was awarded for promoting socio-economic empowerment and girls' education. He was the first African to be named Cardinal.

    By MEDDY MULISA, Tanzania Daily News