The Public Affairs Officer of Parliament, Mr Charles Lwanga, has termed the Newspapers in Education (NiE) project, run by this newspaper, as “a good initiative” for mentoring future leaders of the country.
In an educational visit to Parliament by several pupils from St Athanasius Primary School yesterday, Mr Lwanga, who also guided the pupils to different parts of the House, said: “This is a good initiative not only for the pupils and Daily Monitor, but Parliament as well. We have had challenges taking Parliament to the people but the NiE programme has helped us to interact with future leaders,” Mr Lwanga said.
The interactive and educational tour saw the pupils visit and learn about various parts of Parliament, like the house of worship, the different galleries, the corridor of honour, multiparty seating arrangements and others.
Ms Teddy Mangeni, who represented the InterAid executive director, Ms Scholastica Nasinyama, said the organisation will continue sponsoring the NiE programme. Ms Jackie Tahakanizibwa, Monitor’s corporate social responsibility officer, said the two visits to Parliament and Monitor premises aimed at creating exposure and building close relationships with sponsors, which she said was in line with MPL-NiE year theme.
Source: Daily Monitor