The Speaker of Parliament, Rt Hon Rebecca Kadaga, has hailed Movit Products Limited for the participation and support rendered to the people of Kitgum district through sponsorship of the Irene Gleeson charity walk
Kadaga said this during this year’s edition of the charity walk in Kitgum which took place over the weekend under the theme; ‘Walking to promote learning and development’.
Kadaga thanked the sponsors for keeping the legacy of Irene Gleeson alive and urged the people of Kitgum to maintain the facilities put in place in good condition.
“Irene supported the children of Acholi who were victims of HIV, poor health and that lacked education, giving them hope and capacity to take charge of their future,” remarked the Speaker at the event.
Movit Products Limited (MPL) took part in the Irene Gleeson Charity walk with a contribution of over Shs 80 million.
The financial boost was geared towards the construction of the Irene Gleeson Community Library and Youth Training Resource Centre.
Movit Products’ Director for Business Growth, Bruce Mpamizo noted “Movit believes in supporting the young generation and building their capacities to shape a better future for Uganda”.
“Therefore, nurturing the children in the northern part of the country is a big responsibility and obligation that the company will continuously support,” he added.
This year’s walk started at the Library construction site led by the Chief walker Alison Chartres, the Austrian High commissioner for East Africa among other dignitaries from Uganda.
The 5km procession of over 300,000 people marched through the Kitgum town up to Booma grounds in Kitgum.
The High Commissioner for Australia, Alison Chartres praised Irene Gleeson as a great representative of the Australia. She recognized her as a woman of courage and compassion who devoted 20 years of her life supporting child health and helping children with no hope of the future.
The ED Irene Gleeson Foundation, John Paul Kiffasi thanked partners like Movit who have joined the journey of building a bright future for the Children in Kitgum.
“The Library will equip the Children with Knowledge to improve on the performance, last year Kitgum had 36 first grades so this Library is a hope for better grades,” Kiffasi said.