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President George W. Bush
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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
June 10, 2003

Event Backgrounder Performance of Ugandan Children's Choir
Rose Garden

3:55 - 4:05 p.m.


The Watoto Children's Choir of Uganda is currently touring the United States. The choir consists of nine boys and nine girls ages 6-12 who have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS or conflict. The choir was started in 1994 by Canadian missionaries in Uganda and has been touring the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia to raise money for housing for other orphans in Uganda.


Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda

James Wapakhabulo, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uganda

Amama Mbabzi, Minister of Defense of Uganda

Sam Kutesa, Minister of Finance of Uganda

Edith Ssempala, Ugandan Ambassador to the United States

Joan Magezi, Principal Private Secretary to the President of Uganda

Watoto Children's Choir


The President, President Museveni, and his party will proceed to the Rose Garden to greet the Watoto Children's Choir following the President's meeting with President Museveni in the Oval Office.

The Choir will sing for the President and President Museveni.

The President will pose for pictures with the choir

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