Murungu Primary school in Rubaya Sub county to be refurbished in the 2024/25 FY.Tobias Habasa
By Alex Byakatonda
Kabale District councillors, have expressed concern on inadequate and poor state of structures at s at Murungu public primary school in Rubaya Sub County.
Murungu Public Primary school is a government aided school which was started by parents in the early 1980s before it was taken up by the government. The school, which has an enrollment of 235 pupils, has five classes.
During the visit to the school by the District’s council committee on Education and sports, councilors were touched by the state, in which they found the school.
Now, presenting before the District Council held this week, at Kabale District Council Hall in Kabale Municipality, the Stand-in secretary for sectoral committee on health, education and sports and community-based services, Joshua Musinguzi, said that committee resolved that the school be categorized as one that needs urgent attention.
Speaking about the state of the school, the central division district councilor, Leopold Twesigye, his Northern division counterpart, Tom Ahimbisisbwe and Gilbert Niwanganyira, for Butanda Sub County, said that the existing temporary structures should be demolished, saying that they pose a risk to the learners.
The Kabale District Deputy Speaker, Ronald Mugisha, said that money that council, has agreed on a resolution to reappropriate the funds, which has been earmarked to construct a VIP stance latrine, to kickstart the construction of new structures at the school and also that the school be given a priority for construction in the next financial year.
The Acting Kabale District Education Officer, Moses Bwengye Tumwijukye and the Chief Administrative Officer, Fred Kalyesubula, said the more funds for refurbishing the school will be budgeted for in the next financial year.