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East Kololo Primary School receives water tanks

By Wilson Manishimwe

Added 26th February 2017 09:17 AM

The four tanks cost about sh18m but the school was made to pay only sh3.5m.

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Students holding covers of water tanks donated to East Kololo Primary School Photo by Nancy Nanyonga

The four tanks cost about sh18m but the school was made to pay only sh3.5m.

East Kololo Primary school on Friday received four rain water harvesting tanks worth 40,000 litres from Gentex Enterprises Company in conjunction with Standard Chartered Bank.

The four tanks cost about sh18m but the school was made to pay only sh3.5m.

The school deputy head teacher, Ketty Wakwale said water bills have been so high that the school could sometimes fail to pay and resort to soliciting for money from well-wishers arguing the school being government aided gets little money from pupils.

"The last bill we had read sh1m which is too high for the school to pay," she noted.

Wakwale said most of the parents are low income earners like vendors, casual laborers and this makes them at times fail to pay the little maintenance fee that the school charges children.

The chairman school management committee Ahamed Kakande said due the accumulated water bills; the school resolved that head teacher writes to corporate companies to donate them water raining tanks.

He said the head teacher Charles Tamale wrote to Standard Chartered Bank and the bank asked Gentex (one of its customers) to donate the tanks to the school.

Hitesh Gorsia, the Gentex enterprises company managing director said the four tanks can easily sustain the school for over 3 weeks without using the water distributed by National Water and Sewage Corporation.

He pledged to always support the school in case the need arises.

"This donation has progressed because of the cooperation between the school management committee and the head teacher," he stated.

Kaziro Kyambadde, the Standard Chartered Bank head of local corporate commercial banking hailed Gentex Company for being loyal customers  for the last 25 years.

 

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