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Saved from drugs, he is now an icon for young people

Ugandan medical doctor, business consultant, educator, and sportswoman Maggie Kigozi, presents Shadrack Kuteesa with the ‘Best Cultural Icon for Young people’ award. Courtesy photo.

Reach a Hand Uganda, a non-governmental organization focusing on youth empowerment programs, has accorded shining Christian figure, Shadrack Kuteesa with the ‘Best Cultural Icon for Young people’ award for his involvement and commitment to helping the youth in Uganda make informed life choices

Shadrack Kuteesa, whose touching testimony of God’s salvation continues to resound in schools and various media houses, was deeply involved in drugs including cocaine, heroin and promotion on secular music, before he received full restoration.

On accepting Christ, the formerly manager to Baboon Forest’s GNL Zamba and rapper Keko, left the secular industry where he was doing artist and events management to creation, management and promotion of christian events which include among others Red Sofa, Red Arts and Red Vibe.

He organized Coop Bly’s concert 2016  and later Brian Lubega’s ‘Amazing Grace’ concert.

Using his talent, skills and resources, Reach a Hand Uganda lauded Shadrack for campaign on sensitizing young  teenagers of the dangers of drug abuse in schools among other places.

Elsewhere, singer Naava Grey received the award for Best Female Cultural Icon for ably talking about Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) wherever she goes.

“We are doing goodwill for this country but with more ambassadors, we definitely will shoot through the roof,” Humphrey Nabimanya, founder and team leader at Reach A Hand, said.

By Staff Writer.

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