Delivering the items, the General Manager, Total EP Uganda, Adewale Fayemi, said education is priority to Total EP, adding that the destruction of part of these schools by the storm is of concern to the oil operator. He said the donation is to ensure that childrens education is not interrupted in anyway.
The materials are meant for the reconstruction of Kirama, Ndandamire and Kisansya primary schools, all in Kigwera Sub County. The school structures were destroyed by the devastating storm that hit the district in March this year, leaving about 30 people dead and several others homeless.
The schools are among the many institutions affected by the storm. Chris Ocuwun, the Total E & Public Relations Officer, says the donation, which includes iron sheets, nails and timber will go towards rehabilitating two classroom blocks, two toilet facilities and staff quarters at Kirama primary school, one classroom block at Ndandamire primary school and another classroom block at Kisansya primary school.
Delivering the items, the General Manager, Total E&P Uganda, Adewale Fayemi, said education is priority to Total E&P, adding that the destruction of part of these schools by the storm is of concern to the oil operator. He said the donation is to ensure that children's education is not interrupted in anyway.
Fayemi revealed that local contractors have been identified by the district and these will work together with Total's Civil Engineers who will oversee the progress of the repairs. Stephen Oloya, the Buliisa Chief Administrative Officer, says schools are facing difficulty conducting classes since the destruction of some of their classroom blocks.
He says the district had no ready funds to urgently replace the destroyed blocks. He hailed the oil operator for the intervention. Recently, outgoing Buliisa District LC V chairperson, Fred Lukumu said the effects of the storm were beyond the district alone to handle. The storm hit Kigwera and Butiaba Sub counties.