Ms. Norah Owaraga Praised

Mr. Alex B. Okello, The Permanent Secretary of the Directorate of Ethics and Integrity, in the Office of the President of the Republic of Uganda, who is also the Finance Committee Chair of the CPAR Uganda Board of Directors, has praised Ms. Norah Owaraga, the CPAR Uganda Managing Director, for her volunteer spirit and commitment to the work of CPAR to make poor people develop.

“She has worked for CPAR since 2012; that is about eight years. I participated in interviewing her. We needed a person who had a gift from God. The gift which would make people develop and the people who should develop are poor people, but that who can have the heart of volunteering.

She accepted to leave an offer that was having a paid job, but to come for a job which does not have money. Some of you have been managing directors or have seen managing directors. How would that managing director you saw be like? They would be rolling in a Benz, not so? With a fat account and every month, there is a big cheque that goes to the account as salary, not so? That is not this managing director of CPAR.

She has worked hard, is very committed, has kept CPAR moving forward and CPAR is now higher than where it was, because of her.”

Mr. Alex Bwangamoi Okello, CPAR Uganda Board Finance Committee Chair

He was speaking as that Guest of Honour at the graduation ceremony that CPAR Uganda held on Friday, 14th February 2020 at its Lira Learning Centre to awarded certificates to its first cohort of young adults who had successfully completed the first of four modules, “Understanding Poverty in Rural Uganda”, of its project: “Mentoring Young Adults into Innovators against Poverty.” In addition to the graduating young adults, the invited guests in attendance, included elders from Lango sub-region.

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