大使館GGPスタッフの適切、かつ強力な主導により、“遅くても２月以内には…”との予想より１か月近く早くその日を迎えることができました!! Kampalaから遠路ご臨席いただいた駐UG亀田大使は、スピーチの中で私どもの２０年近くになる活動について温かいお言葉でご紹介下さいました。“By the end of February at the latest…” That was what we were told about the date of the ceremony for the handover of our new library. Thanks to the firm, effective leadership of the staff in charge of the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) at the Japanese embassy in Uganda, that day arrived almost one month early. The Japanese ambassador to Uganda, Kameda Kazuaki, came all the way from Kampala to attend the ceremony and kindly acknowledged our nearly 20 years of work in Kitgum in his speech.
The new library looks brand new prior to the ribbon-cutting ceremony after district government workers, PR Africa staff and the children all pitched in to clean it thoroughly for several days before the big event. Even the flags of Uganda and Japan look happy! Our new handmade sign made its debut at the entrance. Ambassador Kameda and a GGP staff member who accompanied the ambassador to the ceremony praised the sign saying, “I saw it on your blog! It’s great!”
銘板序幕 LC Chairman（県知事）、大使
The chairman of the Kitgum District local council and Ambassador Kameda unveil the plaque on the library.
Student leaders of the school and library groups pose in front of the new library with Baba Ogen.