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Tycoon King Caesar donates Shs72m to Kigezi High

Tycoon Augustus Mulenga aka King Caesar. File photo.



Business tycoon Augustus Mulenga aka King Caesar has donated Shs72m to Kigezi High School for infrastructural development at the school.

This was during a dinner organised by the old boys of the school at Hotel Africana in Kampala over the weekend. The dinner was attended by more than 300 guests, including young men in their 30s who came dressed in the school uniform.

King Caesar’s cash donation was more than what President Museveni contributed. The President through the Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, contributed Shs50m.

Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda and Gen Jim Muhwezi were among the many prominent Old Boys who attended the dinner. Courtesy photo.

As the school prepares to celebrate 100 years in 2022, the alumni under their umbrella association Kigezi High School Association want it to reclaim its past glory.

Rugunda led the collection of Shs106m from auctioning the school’s emblem to support the construction of the Hall of Fame. The unveiling of the building is set to coincide with the celebration of 100 years of existence of the school.

Dr Kizza Besigye in a video recording amused his colleagues when he said he never followed the school rules and was almost expelled from the school.

Responding to Dr Besigye, one of the Old Boys was heard saying: “And I know why Besigye doesn’t follow the law. From School days , he has never respect the laws.”

Prof. Mondo Kagonyera was among the many prominent Ugandans who attended the event. File photo.

Meanwhile, majority of the students, including Prof. Mondo Kagonyera narrated how the school nurtured them with skills of leadership.

He said they need to get time and go back to the school to discuss the problems affecting the institution.
“Once an academic giant , the school needs support from the alumni,” he added.

Afred Kabucu, the chairman of the steering committee for the infrastructural projects, said the dinner will be held annually.

King Caesar (centre) speaks at the event. Courtesy photo.

 

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