BULIISA SEED SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN
By Our Reporters
BULIISA: Last year, the Government of Uganda earmarked over five billion shillings for the construction of two more seed schools in the oil-rich Buliisa district in Bunyoro sub-region, Western Uganda.
The schools are Kihungya Seed Secondary School and Buliisa T/C Seed Secondary School. Currently, the district has two seed schools: Butiaba Seed Secondary School and Ngwedo Seed Secondary School.
The district officials last month launched the construction of a 3.5 billion shillings Kihungya Seed Secondary School. The government contracted CMD Investment Company Limited to construct the school structures.
In an exclusive interview with this online publication, Mr. Sebyala Moses, the Executive Director of CMD Investments Limited, said that once the site layout is approved by the district engineer and the education sector, the construction will kick off.
“The layout was revised, and once it’s approved, construction will kick off probably by next week. The construction will take 18 months,” he said.
Mr. Sebyala added that temporary structures for workers have already been put in place and that the contractor is in the process of delivering standard-quality materials for construction.
“We shall use standard-quality materials for the construction to avoid cracks and many other incidents,” he assured.
The Buliisa district engineer, Mr. Wakame Maurice, explained that the company will construct six classroom blocks, a main hall, a science laboratory, an ICT laboratory, an administration block, three staff houses, two five-stance latrines for girls and boys, a two-stance latrine for staff, three kitchens for staff, and the playground.
‘’The company will construct six classroom blocks, a main hall, a science laboratory, an ICT laboratory, an administration block, three staff houses, two five-stance latrines for girls and boys, a two-stance latrine for staff, three kitchens for staff, and the playground,’’ he said.
According to Mr. Wakame, the construction will kick off as soon as the site layout is approved.
Ms. Alinaitwe Jane, a resident of Garasoya B village in Kihungya Sub County, said that once the construction is completed, it will reduce the number of students trekking long distances to schools in the neighboring Biiso Town Council.
“Once the construction is completed, it will reduce the long distance my two children have been trekking to attend classes in Biiso Town,” she said, adding that the development has come at the right time since many learners are trekking long distances for education.
Mr. Kalyoba John, a resident of the same area, commended the government for the development, asserting that this has been a need in their area since the school occupies dilapidated structures of the former BAT.
‘’I’m happy that the government has also remembered us; the school didn’t have better structures, and as a result, some learners have been trekking long distances for education,’’ he said.
The 46-year-old man asked parents to make good use of the development in order to reduce illiteracy and school dropouts in their area.
Story filed by Innocent Atuganyira and Pascal Onega
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