Government hailed for giving 340 iron sheets to schools in Mbarara.
The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) on Monday handed over 340 iron sheets to Rutooma secondary school and Buyenje primary school all in Kashari North constituency in Mbarara district.
This was in response to the outcry of Rutooma secondary school head teacher, Angela Kabarungi who wrote to the district authorities for support after fire gutted one of the dormitories and left several students counting losses in July 2023. The school received 166 iron sheets which will be used to roof some dormitories.
Relatedly, at Buyenje primary school, learners were left stranded with no classrooms after a heavy downpour left several classrooms with no roof in 2023. The school received 174 irons to be used in roofing classrooms.
While handing over the iron sheets to the school authorities, Emmy Katera Turyabagyenyi, the Mbarara Resident District Commissioner said the support follows a letter by parents seeking support from government through the disaster preparedness ministry under the office of the prime minister.
Didas Tabaro Tumwesigye, the Mbarara LCV Chairperson urged the school authorities to put the iron sheets to proper use.
Margaret Rwebyambu, the District woman Member of Parliament appreciated the government for rendering support to the schools.