Rubanda district has been selected to host the 10th International Community of the Banyakigezi (ICOB-U) Convention.
Grace Mugabirwe Mutebile, the ICOB Uganda chapter vice chairperson said that the 2018 convention is to be held from 27th to 30th December 2018 in Rubanda district at the district headquarters.
Mugabirwe said that preparations for the convention are underway, and that part of the event will include a health camp where people with various ailments will be treated and get free testing for cancer.
She further revealed that last month while in Vancouver Canada, the association managed to raise $60,000 which will be used to build two technical schools in the new districts of Rubanda and Rukiga that were recently curved from Kabale district.
Kenneth Jogo Biryabarema the Rubanda district chairman said that the district leaders intend to use the convention to market the various tourism sites in the district which include Lake Bunyonyi, the second deepest lake in Africa, as well and Mountain gorillas in Bwindi national park
The association members during the convention will also get to elect their new leadership and bid farewell to the current leadership under President Dr Francis Runumi.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website