On behalf of the Old Boys of St. Mary's College Kisubi (SMACK), I wish to appeal to the organizers of the J C Kiwanuka Sports Gala due, Saturday, 23rd June 2012, that Kabaka Mutebi II be invited Guest of honour on the occasion. It is a fact that the 57th Birthday celebrations of His Highness Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II at St. Mary's College Kisubi excluded the Old Boys of the school. The Old Boys would love to host the Kabaka on a big occasion like the forthcoming J C Kiwanuka Sports gala.
It is on record that the Late Sir Edward Mutesa II made official visits to the great College more than once. on August 2, 1943 Ssabasajja made an official visit to the school. On October 21, 1950, the Late Sir Edward Mutesa II was Guest of Honour on a Speech day at the school, it is 52 years ago, and the College Community would love to have Kabaka Mutebi as a visitor to the College where all interested parties would be free to attend.
SMACK is grateful to Buganda Government for a number of reasons. 1st, the College enjoys spacious land and has found it easy to expand given that Kabaka Mutesa I granted 41/2 square miles of land to the Catholic Church. 2nd, many Old Boys of the College were beneficiaries of Scholarships and bursaries as given by Buganda Government. 3rd, the Buganda Government gave our own J C Kiwanuka a scholarship which saw him go to United Kingdom where he graduated at Nottingham University, becoming the 1st graduate teacher in Uganda as per the records in the Ministry of Education. With the background after the support of Buganda Government, J C Kiwanuka was able to put in 50 years as a dedicated teacher at St. Mary's College when he retired in 2001.
Mengo honoured Ernest Ssempebwa the gentleman who was a joint beneficiary with J C Kiwanuka of the Buganda Government scholarships and together they fought the odds of the Colonial masters who did not want them to study for degree courses. It remains a big debt on the part of Mengo not to honour officially the dedicated services of J C Kiwanuka.
William Kituuka Kiwanuka
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