Buliisa Woman Member of Parliament, Hon. Bigirwa Nyendwoha Norah, has urged students of Kampala International University (KIU) to embrace their culture in order to remain relevant in society. She explained that culture is the harbour of discipline, dignity, and intellectual strength. She said this on Saturday while presiding over the Kitara Students Association as Guest of Honor at the handover party at KIU on Saturday 22nd February 2020 at the Main Campus.
‘’Once you deny your origin, you deny yourself, so please young people let us embrace our culture. Let us remain Bunyoro. Who doesn’t know the great Bunyoro kingdom world over? That’s identity. It is not the kingdom and the palace that matter, but it is we the Banyoro to make and preserve our identity,” Hon. Norah said.
She also thanked KIU management for allowing students to embrace their culture by giving freedom to Cultural Associations to mobilise and bring students of the same tribe and cultural origin together.
The Kitara Students’ Association (KIU Chapter) handover party was also attended by the Bunyoro Kitara Finance Minister, Hon. Robert Owagonza who also doubles as Senior Banking Officer at Bank of Uganda, and Dr Mbabazi Mbabazize, Principal College Of Humanities and Social Sciences, who represented the KIU administration among other dignitaries from the Bunyoro Kingdom.