Nakaseke district has failed to secure 470 million shillings to rehabilitate five schools whose roofs were blown off by a heavy storm in June this year.
Nakaseke district has failed to raise 470 million shillings to rehabilitate five schools whose roofs were blown off by a heavy storm in June this year.
They schools are Lukumbi, Kiziba, Mpongwe, Kasana, and Ngoma primary schools. Henry Ssenoga, one of the parents says several pupils have been studying under the scorching sun and trees, after their classrooms were left roofless.
He says that once it rains pupils are shifted to a nearby church for shelter and studies are suspended until the next day. He says that the school tried to mobilize parents to contribute money in vain. The situation is almost the same in the others schools.
Steven Bantanudde, Nakaseke District Education Officer says that they lack funds to carry out the reconstruction exercise. He says that some of the buildings need a complete overhaul but they don’t have the funds. According to Bantanudde, Nakaseke District Education Department received only shillings 480 million this financial year.
He says that shillings 320 million is tied on fulfilling the pledge by President Yoweri Museveni to constrict two schools and latrines in the district. Bantanudde says that when they petitioned the education ministry to intervene, they were referred to the office of Prime Minister and Ministry of Luweero Triangle but they have received any response.
He challenged the parents to fundraise the funds for reconstructing the school. Last month, Ignatius Koomu the LC 5 chairman Nakaseke District petitioned Museveni through the state minister for Economic Planning and Finance Matia Kasaija to intervene in the matter.
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