Bushenyi: Locals cry foul over dysfunctional Kyeitembe Technical Institute
Residents of Kyeitembe have expressed concern over Kyeitembe Technical Institute that has died a natural death.
The residents say that the institute which was started in 2009 has failed to attract learners and people resorted to stealing iron sheets, windows and doors among others from the institute structures.
Elidard Bwarare, a resident of kyeitembe who doubles as one of the founder says under the leadership of then Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Amanya Mushenga, they established over 4 technical institutes in Igara in line with the government plan of establishing a technical institute per Sub-county.
Bwarare added that the 4 technical institutes were established and handed over to the leadership of sub-counties, however, only 3 of them in Bumbaire, Nyibingo and kyeizooba sub-counties are now fully functional and the one that was handed over to the municipality was abandoned.
Laurance Baryaruha, another founder and resident of Nyabicerere attributed the challenge to lack of responsible leaders and involving politics into the development of this institute.
Steven Karuti, the LC III Chairman central division Bushenyi Ishaka municipality said that the technical institute lacked ownership noting that although the church donated to them land, it refused to give out the land tittle for the land to the then town council.