A house for Nyakato

Joan Nyakato, the blind and HIV-positive mother of four, whose family lives in a hut about to collapse in the faraway Kisindizi village of Masindi district, will have a safe brick house for Christmas.The good news follows the publication of Nyakato’s story in the New Vision of December 15, 2011, which told the family’s dilemma of HIV-AIDS amidst abject poverty.

Now 11 months down the road, the story, which ran under the title “Widowed, has yielded fruit. Following the story’s publication, New Vision readers all over the world have been contributing money towards a habitable house for this family, the highest contributions coming from a group of Ugandans under the Uganda Martyrs’ Church in Toronto, Canada, through their music minister Moses Kiwanuka.

Nyakato’s house will be ready for the handover to the family within the 2nd Week of December 2012

Spurred on by follow-up stories in the newspaper on the progress, the contributions kept growing by the day until sh11m was raised from readers, and Vision Group, as part of its corporate social responsibility, topped up the sh2m that stood between this family and safe housing. As you read this, Nyakato’s house, whose construction kicked off on November 9, is nearing completion.

The New Vision corporate social responsibility team and members of the Masindi TASO branch, which is responsible for Nyakato and her HIV-positive child’s medication, joined the builders on site at Kisindizi village last Saturday and put in some good ours of big-push work. The 30 Vision Group staff members, joined by TASO’s seven, moved construction materials closer to the site, dug around and did some actual building among other chores, in what brought closer the completion of the house.

The 44-year-old Nyakato, who now looks a lot better than the first time we visited her (thanks to New Vision readers who have been giving her  food and other supplies), was all smiles and joined the teams at the house under construction, which boasts two bedrooms, a living room, kitchen and an outside latrine.

“I can’t believe we are finally going to have a real house, thanks to New Vision for telling our story to the world,” appreciated Nyakato, who also received some money, clothes and shoes for her and her children, collected from different individuals by the New Vision.

“We can’t wait to enter our new house, and from the speed at which it is moving, we might celebrate Christmas in it,” Nyakato projected, which Vision Group head of Marketing Susan Nsibirwa, who was also a part of the team, confirmed.

Looks like Christmas for this family will be rosy. You could make it even better with a few supplies, which you can bring to New Vision.  You could also choose to educate some of her children, as they dropped out of school due to fees. They are: Theresa Amanyire, Christopher Mujuni, William Tindyebwa and Jacinta Karungi, although their future, despite getting a new house still hangs in balance.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 17th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) of New Vision Printing & Publishing Company Limited will be held at the head offi ce of the company, Plot 19/21 First Street Industrial
Area, Kampala on Thursday, November 22nd 2018 at 3:00pm to conduct the following business;

1. To receive, consider and if approved adopt the annual financial statements for the year ended 30th June
2018 together with the report of the Auditors.
2. To appoint directors.
In accordance with Articles 67 and 69 of the Company’s Articles of Association,
Mr. Michael Nyago be appointed a director.
In accordance with Articles 67 and 69 of the Company’s Articles of Association,
Ms. Susan Lubega be appointed a director.
3. To approve the fees payable to the Non-Executive Directors for the period until the next Annual General
4. To confirm the appointment of External Auditors for the financial year 2018/2019 and authorize the
Directors to negotiate and fix their remuneration in accordance with Sections 167-169 of the Companies
Act 2012.
5. To conduct any other business that may be required at the AGM for which notice will have been duly

Dated this 22nd day of October, 2018
By Order of the Board

Rita Kabatunzi
• Articles 60, 61, 62 and 63 of the Company Articles provide for appointment of proxy if a shareholder is unable to
attend. (“Tear out proxy card” is included in the Annual Report).
• The proxy should be delivered to the Company Secretary at the Company Head Offi ce at Plot 19/21, 1st Street
industrial Area, P.O Box 9815 Kampala or faxed on +256 414 346 432 at least 24 hours before the scheduled time for
the meeting. In default of this, it shall be treated as invalid.
• Shareholders can obtain a detailed version of the audited financial statements from the Company’s registered office at Plot 19/21 First Street Industrial Area Kampala or access it on the website https://visiongroup.co.ug/shareholders/
• Shareholders must notify the Company Secretary in writing of any change in their addresses or bank account details.
• All shareholders who have not received past dividends should contact the Company Secretary by e-mail:
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Central Depository Agent for assistance. The Uganda Securities Exchange has directed all shareholders of listed
companies to immobilize their shares.
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