In acknowledgement of mental health among Ugandans in the UK and the stigma that surrounds those suffering it, Uganda’s Ambassador to the UK paid tribute to Agnes Nabukenya who suffered depression, urging Ugandans to support, and not stigmatise the affected. Agnes died tragically after a train hit her on May 10th 2018.
Ambassador Peter Julius Moto, also led the audience in a moment of silence for the Ugandan victims of violent crime (knife stabbings and gun shots) in the United Kingdom, in 2017. Quamari Barnes Serunkuuma, 17, Elijah Ogol (17), Derick Mulondo (38) and Abdul Mayanja (19) were violently murdered in London in 2017.
Mental health and Gangs and Crimes were two of the topics discussed at the Uganda Youth Convention UK 2018 that was held at the Royal Regency Hall in Manor Park, East London.
After the presentations, the Ambassador interacted with Ugandan exhibitors at the Convention, thanking them for their entrepreneurship and services targeting Ugandans. He thanked Stratford Junior FC proprietors and Jojo K Taylor a Ugandan that makes and sells a range of hair products.
The Young Achievers Awards Team Leader Humphrey Nabimanya also attended the convention and talked about the importance of creative and innovative Ugandans.
The convention tackled different issues affecting lives of the young generation both home and abroad.