13-year-old constructs house from savings

Hard work: Nicholas Luwuge at the entrance to his house in Kalangala. Photo by Henry Lubulwa

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  • His mother Rodha Nakirigya is hopeful that her son will continue to be the light and breadwinner of the family. “He has been working since we came nine years ago to settle here. Although the journey seemed tough, my son seemed ready to persevere since he had no father to cater for his needs,” she says.
  • The 13-year-old estimates the house to have cost him a minimum of Shs4.1m although he doesn’t cost the iron sheets that were given to him freely by well-wishers within Mugoye Sub County.

KALANGALA. The triumph of high achievement in life for many Ugandans is when a man or woman accomplishes the task of constructing shelter for him/herself and family.
This is why it is impressive that Nicholas Luwuge, a 13-year-old Primary Seven candidate has constructed a two-roomed house.

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