Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) owned primary schools require close to sh450b to have them all renovated, KCCA executive director Jennifer Musisi has revealed.
Musisi made the revelation while commissioning 17 renovated classrooms, an administration block, a carpentry workshop and walkways at Kasubi Church of Uganda Primary School.
The school, one of the KCCA primary schools was in a sorry state with dilapidated structures.
Musisi said that most of the schools need new facilities to enable the learners have a good reading environment.
“We need partners to help us overcome the challenges which our schools are currently facing. We need billions close to sh450b,” she explained.
The Indian Women's Association and the Hardware Association in Uganda partnered and supported KCCA to carry out renovations at the school.
The school is one of the 79 KCCA schools which are in need of renovation of structures and furnishing. The Indian Women Association renovated the school at a cost of Sh200m.
Musisi asked parents to play their role and not to shun away from their responsibilities of providing for their children proper uniforms and other scholastic material
“The Indian Women have challenged us. Parents, I have seen many pupils with torn uniforms,” Musisi lamented.
Musisi applauded the Indian Women Association chaired by Suman VanKatesh for partnering with KCCA to boost both the health and education sector.
She explained that women have a lot of potential to improve the education sector. She also revealed that the Indian women have been instrumental in the improving health sector in Kampala.
She said the community has helped KCCA set up and a cancer ward at the Naguru Hospital and other works on numerous hospitals are in the pipeline.
“I want to appreciate the Indian women in a special way, they have built a built for us a cancer unit, and have pledged to continue supporting us at our different health centres in Kampala,” she said.
Suman VanKatesh said they had invested heavily in the school and could continue to do as such.
“We will continue to be partners of KCCA in order to improve on the education sector. This is just one of the schools that we have handled,” Suman said.