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Meet Angel Tyra Muwanguzi, The 8-Year Old Girl Who Was Uganda’s Army Chief For 10 Minutes!!

Angel Tyra Muwanguzi is an 8-year old Ugandan pupil who replaced Uganda’s General Katumba Wamal, Uganda’s Chief of Defense Forces. The position lasted for 10 minutes.

Angel Tyra Muwanguzi is a student of ‘Train Up a Child Primary School’, Bugolobi, Uganda.

The idea behind this development is to show that women can reach whatever heights they want in life; that they can square up to men in certain duties.

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While speaking about it, Gen. Katumba said:

“We want to demystify the accessibility to this office and so are pleased to be a part of this event to support and inspire girls on this memorable day.”

The ceremony was organized by Ugandan wing of Plan International in conjunction with Gals Forum International, a local NGO. Angel Tyra Muwanguzi’s 10 minute replacement was organized to commemorate the International day of the girl child scheduled for11th October.

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“We have closely worked with other government line ministries but rarely with the Defense ministry and so this is a rare and special occasion for us which we hope to be the start of a strong partnership to fulfill girls’ rights.”

– Plan International Uganda’s Head of Programmes.

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A similar case as this occurred with the UN in 2013. Of blessed memories, Raquelina Langa, a Mozambican young girl and a 10th grader was UN’s Secretary General for a day.

She only asked Ban Ki-Moon, United Nation’s Secretary General if it were ever possible that a girl like her could be in his position. In 2014 she got a practical answer. She traveled to the United States to finally replace Ban ki moon for a day.

Steps like these are carried out to motivate and inspire the growing generation, the girl child especially, to be limitless when they dream.

According to a top Plan International Uganda official,

“The Integrated Early Childhood Development Policy has been launched by the Government. We wish to see ECD centers for army children as well.”

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