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Church Humanitarian Services Installs Life Protecting Lightning Arrestors in 30 Primary Schools in Uganda

Church Launches Installation of Life Protecting Lightning Arrestors in 30 primary schools at Namaganga Primary School in Busedde Sub-County, Jinja District.

To protect life, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has installed lightning arrestors at 30 primary schools in Busedde Sub-County, Jinja District, Uganda.  Serious injuries and death have been caused to children from lightning associated with rain and thunder storms.  Lightning is a threat to all.  Death and injury from lighting has more profoundly affected children at or around school grounds in Jinja District.

The installation of lightning arrestors in 30 primary schools in Jinja District was contracted for and paid for by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Humanitarian Services.  Community leaders and residents gathered recently to recognize the successful completion of the lightning arrestors installation.

The Busoga Kingdom Prime Minister was the chief guest at the event.  Jinja District Government officials, administrators of Namaganga Primary School, other primary school officials, local community leaders, and representatives of the Church came together to recognize the completion of the lightning arrestors installation project. 

The lightning arrestors have been successfully installed in the identified schools and the beneficiaries are already enjoying the benefits of the arresters.

Busoga Kingdom Prime Minister Owekitibwa Joseph Muvawala Nsekere, thanked the church for its response to a request for assistance from Busoga Kingdom.  He shared that multiple times in the past, the Church has been of great support to the Basoga people including providing food support during the pandemic.  He concluded his speech by presenting a certificate of appreciation to Jinja Stake President Mbiro Moses.   The Prime Minister asked President Moses to extend his thanks to the leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Namaganga Primary School Headteacher Ngobi Aron thanked the Church and Busoga Kingdom at large for making children and their education a priority as it is through educating children that we shall have a strong future generation.   He reminded the public that lightning arresters have been a significant need for years.  That need has been met because of the good cooperation between the Church and Busoga Kingdom.  Children will now be retained at school comfortably even during heavy rains with no worries of lightning strikes.

Jinja Stake President Mbiro Moses thanked the chief guest and Busoga Kingdom for maintaining good cooperation with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He also thanked the kingdom leaders for devoting themselves to serve the public and highlighted the numerous blessings associated with being of service to mankind.   He informed the public that the Church has always and will continue to do its best to be of support where it can to protect and improve life.  He concluded his speech by informing the public that they should be grateful for the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints whose financial contributions make meeting such humanitarian needs possible through amazing works.

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