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PRINCESS ANNE VISITS KIKUUBE DISTRICT

By Farida Ndagano

KIKUUBE: It was a jovial and glamour mood on Friday as Kikuube  district welcomed the British princess Anne Royal at Kyangwali Refugee Settlement in Kyangwali Subcounty.

Anne Princess Royal is a member of the British Royal Family and the second daughter of the late Queen Elizabeth ll.

She concluded her four day visit to Uganda on Thursday where she, among other activities, met president Museveni.

Anne is the 16th in the line of succession to the British throne and has been Princess Royal since 1987.

The Princess in Company of her husband Sir Timothy Laurence, arrived in Kyangwali at around 11:20am and had an  engagement at the UNHCR Offices with the District, UNHCR and the Settlement leadership.

During the aforesaid engagement,  the area  Resident District Commissioner Amlan Tumusiime Commended the Princess for the tremendous support she is giving to the district through partners like Save the Children.

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The RDC was pleased  by the royals move of considering Kikuube Refugee Settlement Camp as part of the places to visit during her 4 days stay in the country.

Peter Banura,  the district chairperson  applauded the Princess for her passion and commitment for Children.

The chairperson said that the district was facing alot of challenges in the education sector which Save the Children an NGO where  the Princess is the Patron, has tried to solve through the Catch up project.

Later, Princess Anne visited Maratatu primary School and Mombasa Child Friendly Space, the Education centres where Save the Children is Implementing the catch up Project.

The Princess  interacted with the Children from both Maratatu primary school and the Mombasa Child Friendly Space and was greatly impressed by the different skills they have acquired.

The Princess left Kikuube at exactly 4:00pm and  she was flown to Kampala.

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