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Hon. Diana Mutasingwa Kagyenyi, Minister of State at VP Office, Speaks to KIU Diplomatic Students on Pan-Africanism


On Friday, April 12th, 2024, the KIU Diplomatic Students Association hosted Hon. Diana Mutasingwa Kagyenyi, the Minister of State in the Office of the Vice President and the Woman Member of Parliament (MP) Buikwe District at the Main Campus in Kansanga. Hon. Kagyenyi was the Guest of Honour at the dialogue on Pan-African Youth Dialogue organized by the KIU Diplomatic Students Association.

The event themed, "Relevance of Youth Pan-Africanism in the Growth and the Development of the Continent", is part of the Pan-African Youth Dialogue Series setup by the Association serving as a catalyst for change, fostering a sense of shared identity, purpose and collaboration among African youth and empowering them to shape a brighter future for Africa.

Hon. Diana Mutasingwa commended the KIU Diplomatic Students Association team for organising and participating in the Pan-African Youth Dialogue, highlighting its distinctive purpose and significance in fostering future unity and encouraging the youth to take on leadership positions across the continent.

“The dialogue is unique in its intent and very special in that it inspires the youth to take on leadership roles on our continent,” she said.

“The youth are the greatest resource of any nation, they represent the best efforts of preparation of the societies future and therefore should be continuously sensitized to accept their responsibility for domestic, national and international life,” She concluded

In her remarks, Ms. Hildah Komuhangi, who serves as the Patron of KIU Diplomatic Students Association, thanked the Honorable Minister for visiting the students and sharing invaluable insights.

"We are happy to host the Hon. Minister Diana Kagyenyi, your kind words were inspiring to the youths, and the KIU fraternity for the betterment of tomorrow. Indeed, Africa can borrow a leaf", she said.

"Being a young leader at a young age, the youths are confident and hopeful that they can use their small capabilities, expand them and become better leaders of tomorrow", she concluded.

After the event, the Honorable Minister met the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dr. Tom Mulegi, who had the privilege of presenting her with a token of appreciation.