Parliament will soon start concentrating on infrastructural refurbishment at primary schools to improve learning environment and enhance performance, House Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga said.
Speaking at the fundraising ceremony held at Rwemiyenje Primary School, Rwampara County, Mbarara district, Kadaga said attention must be paid to structures in primary schools.
Kadaga who donated 40 computers and Shs10 million towards the fundraising campaign said Infrastructural challenges at primary schools have not been attended to, “We should bring a motion in Parliament to specifically address infrastructure in primary schools,” said added.
She vowed to engage President Yoweri Museveni on a past commitment to the school saying government will act towards improvement of school’s infrastructural standings.
In the current Financial Year, Parliament allocated Shs2.6 trillion to the Ministry of Education and Sports, an increment of Shs0.1billion that allocated to the ministry in the financial year.
Ankole Diocese Bishop Emeritus Rt Rev George Tibesigwa said the school’s history is linked to the 1979 liberation war against then president Idi Amin.
“The school acted as a fortress for the Front for National Salvation (FRONASA) forces led by then rebel leader, Yoweri Museveni, adding that government should improve school’s infrastructure in light of its contribution toward the liberation of this country,” he said.
“You are where you are because of the contribution of this school. Its windows were smashed, the doors uprooted, and the main FRONASA battles were here,” he added.
MP Charles Ngabirano backed the move saying it is the most sustainable way is to address general issues relating to schools’ infrastructure.
“We need to look for a comprehensive solution to address the question of infrastructure in government schools,” said Ngabirano.