By Anthony Kushaba
In a bid to enhance the educational infrastructure in the southwestern district of Uganda, authorities have officially commenced construction work at Kabuye Primary School in Rugarama sub-county. The project, estimated to cost 120 million shillings, aims to provide improved learning facilities for the students.
The launch ceremony took place on Friday, presided over by the district chairperson, Sam Muchunguzi Rwakigoba, and the resident district commissioner, Godfrey Muchunguzi. The event marked the beginning of construction that will result in the addition of two classrooms to Kabuye Primary School.
Expressing his passion for education, District Chairperson Sam Muchunguzi urged parents to take advantage of the new facility by enrolling more pupils in the school. He emphasized the importance of community involvement in supplementing government efforts to ensure that children are well-prepared for a competitive world.
Muchunguzi also called on parents to be vigilant and protective of the project, stressing the need for value for money invested in the construction.
Resident District Commissioner Godfrey Muchunguzi commended the district leadership for selecting Kabuye Primary School, citing an urgent need for enhanced facilities. He expressed concern over the rising number of children dropping out of school in the area and called on parents to ensure their children stay in school.
Ntungamo Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Lawrence Mbabazi highlighted the importance of tackling the issue of early marriages for a complete education cycle. He urged parents to champion efforts against this vice.
Boaz Rwakinongo, the Vice Chairperson for Rugarama sub-county, shed light on a different challenge faced by the area: underage betting using betting machines, which has led to an increase in cases of petty thieving.
Ntungamo District Engineer Charles Kusemererwa assured the community that the construction work would be completed within three months and the finished classrooms would feature tiled floors.
Edgar Kwesiga, the director of Glodina General Supplies Limited, the company undertaking the construction, expressed commitment to delivering quality work within the stipulated timeframe.
The Kabuye Primary School construction project is seen as a significant step towards addressing the infrastructure needs of the education sector in the region, ultimately contributing to the overall development of the community.