East African Spelling Bee regional competitions were hosted at kakira sugar works in madhvani hall. Kenneth Barungi, the kakira sugar works assistant general manager encouraged children to use their talents and skills to become assertive and useful citizens. He also urged children to stay and make best use of school, take on leader ship and use their skills well.
Dr. Anthony Wekesa, the Director PEPEA Africa who are the organizer of E. Africa spelling Bee said the spelling exercise nurtures skills of reading, writing and public specking. He commended children for doing well in spelling and pronunciation which are bad nowadays, Isaac Omoding 13, P.7, pupil at karongo primary school was the best speller while Kelly Rutagonya, 11, P.6 and Ernest khauka 11 P.6 of madhvani primary school came second and third best respectively. Ten pupils were chosen to represent Busoga region