Aug 19, 2002 (New Vision/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) -- PROF. Gilbert Bukenya, the Minister for the Presidency, has hailed members of the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) for their contribution towards developing Uganda's education and economy, reports Geresom Musamali.
Bukenya was on Saturday speaking during a dinner dance for the Aga Khan Schools Alumni Association of Uganda held at Aga Khan High School, formerly Kampala High School. The school was taken away from AKF in 1972, and returned to them in the 1990s.
Among those present were former president Godfrey Lukongwa Binaisa and his daughter Mazzi.
Others were Anne Lule, the widow of former president Prof. Yusuf Kironde Lule, Princess Ruth Nsemere Komuntale of Toro, Prince Kassim Kakungulu Nakibinge and veteran politician Abu Kakyama Mayanja.
Bukenya said Ugandans should develop a culture of respecting other people's property. He condemned the manner in which Ugandans looked after the property of departed Asians till the owners returned.
"You can see the property. It is looking so good. But 15 years ago before the Aga Khan Foundation came back to claim it, this was a dumping ground. See how they have renovated and maintained it ever since it was given back to them," said Bukenya.
"I have copied something from the Aga Khan which I am going to pass on to my old school at Savio," he added.
Bukenya said the Aga Khan is a kingdom without political boundaries that has been associated with the highest quality of education worldwide.
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