By Joackim Kule
The State Minister for Luwero – Rwenzori Triangle, Hon. Alice Kaboyo has pledged that her ministry will construct three classroom blocks at Buhuhira Primary School, Buhuhira Sub-county in Busongora County North, Kasese district in the forthcoming 2024/2025 Financial Year.
Buhuhira Primary School is considered as one of the institutions of learning that hosted the National Resistance Army (NRA) between 1984 -1986 and they would be supported and fed by the residents.
The institution of leaning which was grant aided by government in 1997 has only two permanent classroom with an office and some staff quarters that were constructed by Kasese District Local Government.
It is incumbent upon this background that the Kasese District Chairperson, Mr. Eliphaz Muhindi Bukombi spearheaded a campaign aimed at soliciting resources to have more classrooms constructed at the school through donor contributions.
While officiating at the donors’ conference that was held today, Minister Kaboyo told the gathering that her ministry would construct three more classroom blocks and a three stance latrine at the institution of learning.
Hon. Kaboyo, who came along with 200 pieces of iron sheets to support the current construction programme, put it categorically clear that the pledge would be fulfilled in the forthcoming financial year budget.
The Kasese District Chairperson, Mr. Eliphaz Muhindi Bukombi used the same platform to inform the Minister that more other schools are also in dire need for structure. He mentioned Kihyo Primary School in Buhuhira sub-county, Ikobero and Kathembo primary schools in Kitholhu Sub County.
The District Boss also requested government to consider schools in the mountainous areas in Kasese to benefit from the hard to reach allowances as it is being done in other districts across the country.
The Kasese District Acting Education Officer, Earnest Bwambale Thabugha reported that the department lacks means of transport to facilitate the inspection of schools.
Nelson Bwambale, the Head teacher at Buhuhira Primary School called for more support from government to the institution so that it becomes a model school in the rural area.
Representing the Chief of Defense Forces (CDF), Gen. Wilson Mbadi, Col. Cyril Mawa Muhindo, the UPDF Attaché to DRC encouraged the people to continue being vigilant as the district grapples with some terror threats.
He implored the members of the public to report anyone to the security operatives who would associate the ADF rebel activities to the release of the Rwenzururu King, Omusinga Charles Wesley Mumbere Iremangoma.
According to him, the ADF rebel activities are not in one way or another concocted to the Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu.
At the fundraiser, about shillings 45 million was collected both in cash and pledges.