More than 200 pupils from nine schools in central Uganda have petitioned Parliament, demanding an end to corruption, which has for long frustrated progress, in the implementation of the Universal Primary Education (UPE) program.
Led by the Anti- Corruption Coalition Uganda (ACCU), Coordinator Geoffrey Rwakabale, the pupils handed over their petition to the parliament speaker, Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi at Parliament today.
One of the petitioners, Agnes Nabaale of Kasubi Church of Uganda primary school, complained that UPE program has been flawed with several problems, ranging from lack of furniture, classrooms, and chalk to unqualified teachers.
The pupils asked Parliament to ensure to ensure that school administrators who divert UPE funds are investigated and brought to book.
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Meanwhile, the Anti- Corruption Coalition Uganda plans to launch an Anti-Corruption Bus, which will be used as a platform for the local people to express their concerns about corruption.
The Anti- Corruption Coalition Uganda, public relations officer, Henry Muguzi explains how the anti-corruption bus will operate.
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