Deputy Speaker Oulanya Advises On Reading Culture
The Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda, Jacob Oulanyah has urged youth to read books especially by Ugandan authors.
Oulanya was officiating at book signing event of Dr. Opio Oloya’sBlack Hawks Rising: The Story of AMISOM’s Successful War against Somali Insurgents, 2007-2014that took place at Aristoc Bookstore at Garden City in Kampala over the weekend.
Oulanya said that the young people should take advantage of the abundance of reading materials to read if they are to be informed and participate in national development.
Meanwhile, Brig. Richard Karemire, the Uganda People’s Defense Forces – UPDF spokesperson said the story portrayed in the Black Hawks Rising is a story of hope that every Ugandan should be proud of. He notes that they have already provided copies to students in all Military training schools.
Sarah Kagingo, the Secretary to the Board of Uganda Reading, a movement aimed at building a strong reading culture in the country said that with the advent of social media today, young people have abandoned reading.