Ministry officials from the Ministry of Education and Sports have rushed to Kabarole to intervene in the impending wrangles between the District leaders and Karangura sub county leadership following a petition purporting the diversion of St.Joseph Secondary School funds to Kicwamba sub county seed secondary.
In a Wednesday meeting held at St.Joseph Secondary premises, the Commissioner in charge Secondary Education and Coordinator of Seed Schools Mr. Kuloba Samuel said their petition had reached them but clarified that Karangura benefited from the presidential pledge of shs400m through the ministry’s Schools Facilitation Grant and not funded by World Bank that constructs seed schools.
He however disclosed that following the findings that St.Joseph Karangura secondary lacks infrastructure like science laboratories, administration block and teachers, he assured them the government will prioritize the school takeover, offer it a code to start receiving grants and teachers access the government payroll.
The Chairman LC3 Karangura Sub county Mr.Kahuzo Elican said that on the first phase ministry of sports and education showed up the seed schools to be built were 115 schools in which Karangura seed secondary school was among them in the second phase so that’s why they came up with a resolution to petition the government and the ministry for higher education.
Kahuzo narrated that the seed school which was budgeted to be built within a secondary school which was a president’s pledge that is on construction that forced the district leaders to divert the money to another school in a different sub county Kicwamba.
Deputy RDC Mr.Badeba Festus who chaired the meeting observed a communication gap between the sub county leaders and the people about the nature of the grant the school received warning people against politicking because the government is aimed at providing equitable service delivery.
The District Chairperson Mr.Rwabuhinga Richard asked Karangura leaders and residents against mixing issues with politics if they want to realize development noting that if the district diverted the school’s funds , he would have not written letters to education ministry requesting its takeover by government so that it improves on infrastructure and pay staff.
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