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Kasese Woman MP donates mattresses to the 2020 PLE best performers

By Obed Kithende

The Kasese District Woman Member of Parliament, Florence Kabugho has donated mattresses, bed sheets and blankets to at least eighteen pupils who emerged the best in the 2020 Primary Leaving Examinations.

The beneficiaries mostly in the hard to reach primary schools from Busongora County North were given the donation on Monday at a function that was held at Kyabarungira Sub-county headquarters.

Addressing the beneficiaries, parents, teachers and the sub-county leadership, Hon. Kabugho said she decided to reward the best performers as a means of encouraging those in the non –candidate classes to also work hard and compete for the donation when they enter the candidate class.

To the people who intend to acquire vocational skills, the legislator stressed that she had secured a room at Kabatunda trading centre that would house a skills centre to benefit the school dropouts and the young mothers.

Hon. Kabugho appealed to the parents to prioritize taking their children to school as institutions of learning reopen on January 10, 2022.

Hon Florence Kabugho-Kasese Woman MP Posing for a Photo with the beneficiaries

Charles Maate Masanduku, the L. CIII Chairperson for Kyabarungira sub-county described the donation by the MP as a surprise to them, arguing that the previous leaders did not think about such a programme. 

Masanduku, used the same platform to report to the Woman MP that Kyabarungira sub-county is currently operating without a government grant aided secondary school because Kibanzanga Secondary that used to be in the sub-county now falls in Kabatunda –Kirabaho Town Council that was recently curved out of the sub-county.

Zulaika Kikusa, the Head teacher for Bughendero Primary School, who represented her fellows from the hard to reach areas, noted that despite having an overwhelming number of learners, schools that are located in the mountainous areas are faced in a number of challenges ranging from the lack of enough latrine stances.

A parent along with his son receiving the donation from the Woman MP Kasese-Florence Kabugho

Kikusa, who used an example of her school that has a population of more than 1000 learners, explained that the institution has a four stance latrine, forcing the learners to line up while waiting to answer the nature’s call.

Some of the best performers who spoke to this online in a jovial mood hailed Hon. Florence Kabugho for thinking about them, adding that it was their first time in history to be rewarded by a politician for their best performance.

A section of parents whose children were among the beneficiaries hailed the MP for such a gesture. Some of them testified that they had become ineligible to provide mattresses to their children.

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Baake Collin January 3, 2022 at 5:45 pm

Thanks may God be with ur leadership

Evarest Bwambale January 3, 2022 at 5:52 pm

This was really wow, continue with the spirit dia our mp

Muhindo flavour flavie January 4, 2022 at 11:37 am

Nice looking


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