Buddo SS Retains National MDD Trophy

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In short
Buddo SS scored 893 points followed by Mackay College in Natete with 876 points and Luzira Senior Secondary school in third position with 864 points.

Buddo Senior Secondary School has retained its position as the champion of the National Secondary School Music, Dance and Drama competitions. Buddo SS was crowned winner as the champions of the National Secondary School Music, Dance and Drama festival, which ended on Wednesday evening at Mbale Secondary School.

Buddo SS scored 893 points followed by Mackay College in Natete with 876 points and Luzira Senior Secondary school in third position with 864 points. Kanoni Senior Secondary school from Kiruhura district came last with 492 points.  Buddo SS scored 893 won the same competition last year. 

A total of 61 secondary schools participated in this year's festival under theme "Vision 2040: "Harnessing young people's potential for Uganda's Socio-economic transformation"

12 of the participating schools were drawn from Kenya. Speaking on behalf of the Education and Minister and First lady Janet Kataha Museveni at the closure of the festival, the State Minister for Primary Education, Rosemary Seninde stressed the need for government to invest in young people.
 

She said it is important to teach the young generation on the aspiration of their leaders so as to prepare them to build the future they desire to live in. Janet Museveni expressed concern on some of the vices that are threatening the future generation such as hooliganism and drug abuse, which she said are to blame for the increased strikes in schools.
 
  
She emphasized the need for teachers and parents to engage their children to become patriots so as to embrace national values. Elimireta Adada, the Director of Administration in the Education Ministry in Kenya who led a delegation of more than 300 Kenyans to the festival emphasized the needs to strengthen bilateral relationship between the two sister countries to enhance the integration of the East African Community.
 
 
Seven teams from Uganda will take part in Kenya's secondary school music, dance and drama Music festival due on August 8th -18th in Nairobi.

 

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Denis Olaka
Denis Olaka is the URN bureau chief for Lira, in northern Uganda. Apac and Otuke fall under his docket. Olaka has been a URN staff member since 2011.

Olaka started his journalism career in 2000 as a news reporter, anchor, and then editor for Radio Lira in Lira district. He was subsequently an editor with Lira's Radio Wa in 2004 and Gulu district's Mega FM.

He was also a freelance writer for the Daily Monitor and Red Pepper newspapers.

Olaka's journalism focuses on politics, health, agriculture and education. He does a lot of crime reporting too.