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Gov't receives equipment worth sh184m

By Nancy Nanyonga

Added 29th July 2020 10:11 PM

The equipment will enhance delivery of education services to refugees and host communities in Kampala and 12 local government districts.

Gov't receives equipment worth sh184m

Alex Kakooza, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education (L) receiving a motorcycle key from Joel Boutroue (R), the UNHCR Representative in Uganda during the handover ceremony at the ministry head offices in Kampala. Photos by Nancy Nanyonga

The equipment will enhance delivery of education services to refugees and host communities in Kampala and 12 local government districts.

EDUCATION

The government through the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) has acquired modern equipment worth over sh184m to help improve data management.

The equipment was donated by the United Nations High Commissioner for refugees (UNHCR) at the ministry headquarters in Kampala and Alex Kakooza, the ministry's permanent secretary received the equipment.

The equipment included, scanners, printers, iPads, computers, motorcycles, internet reuters, among others.

On receiving the apparatus, Kakooza said it was worth $50, 000 US dollars and its to ease work for local government officials.

"The equipment will enhance delivery of education services to refugees and host communities in Kampala and 12 local government districts," Kakooza said, adding that the government will ensure that refugees have equal access and right to education.

Joel Boutroue, the UNHCR representative, said that there is need to empower the refugee hosting districts.

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