Minister for General Duties Hon Mary Karoro Okurut has advised Ugandans to take all the prevention measures against Coronavirus that has claimed more than 2000 people worldwide.
The Bushenyi district woman Member of Parliament made the remarks during the fundraising towards the construction of pupils’ dormitory at Kabingo Model Primary school in Kyamuhunga on Sunday 1st March 2020.
Okurut said people should avoid shaking hands an advice recently submitted by the President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni which broke up in Wuhan China in December 2019.
“This Coronavirus has reached in Africa its now in Nigeria so the president has asked us to stop handshake and we pray hard that it should not reach here because it spreads wildly” said Karoro
She also implored Ugandans to support the new lower secondary education curriculum which was recently passed by cabinet.
She says the program is aimed at equipping learners with practical skills which are essential for their success.
“I want to thank all leaders I want all of us to support the new curriculum to grow our children in vocational skills because when a child has not acquired any skill it’s hard to get a job” explained Karoro
During the fundraising, Hon Karoro contributed UGX 1million cash, bought other items totaling to UGX 3m.
She also delivered 100 iron sheets sent by the Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi who doubles as the current minister for Local government.
Ramzey Tobias, one of the Old boys of the school warned leaders to desist from empty promises.
“I want to thank the leaders who have learnt how to fulfill the pledges and I challenge you avoid making empty promises to voters” Tobias charged
Imeldah Twijukye, the school head teacher welcomed the contributions but vowed that much is still needed towards the development of the school.
Kabingo Model Primary school currently has 824 pupils and its dormitory facility will cost the school UGX 120m.
Other dignitaries who attended the function include; the Bushenyi district LC V Mr. Jafari Basajjabalaba, former minister Professor Tarsis Kabwegyere, Kashari North MP Yaguma Wilberforce, local Leaders notably among others.