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273 sub-counties lack govt secondary schools

By Vision Reporter

Added 25th June 2015 10:17 PM

Two hundred and seventy three sub-counties are yet to get a government secondary school as planned but the programme is on course, Parliament has heard.

273 sub-counties lack govt secondary schools

Two hundred and seventy three sub-counties are yet to get a government secondary school as planned but the programme is on course, Parliament has heard.

By Joyce Namutebi and Moses Mulondo

Two hundred and seventy three sub-counties are yet to get a government secondary school as planned but the programme is on course, Parliament has heard.


The Prime minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda explained to MPs that the Ministry of Education is implementing a programme to ensure that every sub-county has a public secondary school.

“This programme is on course,” he said but pointed that that “as of today, 273 sub-counties still have not got government secondary schools.”

Responding to questions raised by MPs during the “Prime Ministers Question Time” he directed the Minister of Education to avail to Parliament a list of the grandiose 569 secondary schools that the government had built in various parts of the country.

The Leader of Opposition, Wafula Oguttu had wanted to know where the 569 state of the art secondary schools that President Yoweri Museveni had talked about recently were located.

Kigulu North MP Sulaiman Balyejjusa had wanted to know as to when the government would construct a secondary school in his area.

On bicycles for local councils, Rugunda said that so far 53 districts have received the bicycles while 59 were yet to do so. “They will be able to receive the bicycles when money is available,” he said, but the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga was quick to caution him that this was a very serious matter that has to be addressed.

The premier revealed the minister responsible for local government will present to cabinet next week, proposals on creation of new counties and municipalities and that after Cabinet has approved them, the minister would present them to Parliament to pronounce itself on the matter.

On payment of ex-combatants, Rugunda assured that the Ministry of defence was executing it diligently but stated that “as and when it will be completed will be determined by availability of resources.”

On the concern raised by Mukono Municipality MP, Betty Nambooze about harassment of supporters of former prime minister Amama Mbabazu, Rugunda said: “The critical point is that police should carry out its duties of enforcing the law.”

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