The facelift is expected to be implemented in the 2021/2021 Financial Year, according to Associate Professor David Okello Owiny, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University who is leading the University’s Management team in a field visit to the site.
More than 7,000 people were relocated from the villages in Kabaale, Buseruka sub-county, Hoima district where the government acquired a 29-square kilometre piece of land to pave way for the construction of an oil refinery, and resettled in Kyakaboga.
Kyaligonza says the Education authorities promised to avail the school with two tents and Mobile toilets but nothing has been done since last week yet the church where they are currently operating from isn’t sufficient for the 38 candidates.
They want the government to improve the education and health services in the area since it will be for the benefit of the residents to prepare themselves to tap up opportunities in the oil and gas sector.
The training benefited welders from Nwoya, Masindi, Nebbi, Buliisa and Hoima, as well as the districts along the pipeline route, which include Kakumiro, Kyankwanzi, Mubende, Gomba, Sembabule, Lwengo and Kyotera.
Hoima Resident District Commissioner Samuel Kisembo says the programme intends to empower youths within the Albertine Graben through free vocational training in the areas of Welding and Metal Fabrication, plumbing and pipe Fitting, Motor vehicle mechanics, carpentry and Joinery and Brick laying among others.
Anyamo told URN on phone that he left the school on Friday last week and was locked up in a meeting with the Commissioner in charge of Business Technical Vocational Education and Training. He asked our reporter to spare him, saying his deputy is in charge of the school.
According to Kadaga, in 2015, Parliament passed a resolution to operationalize the university and that it was supposed to open to the public in 2017/2018 financial year at Kigumba. Kadaga wonders why up-to- date, no funds have been released
The schools are meant to cater for the learning needs of the people who were evicted from the land earmarked for the construction of an oil refinery in Kabaale parish, Buseruka Siub-county, Hoima district.
The Kingdom had been prompted to start a University of its own; Bunyoro Kitara Royal University. The institution, held in trust by Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom, opened its doors to the public on September 15 2014 with the introduction of 11 courses. The masterminds of the project hoped that government would soon complement their efforts due to the lack of a public university in Bunyoro. However, government remains silent on the matter.
He was speaking during a thanksgiving service held at St. Peters Anglican cathedral, Duhaga in Hoima town this afternoon, ahead of the 23rd coronation anniversary celebrations scheduled for Sunday June 11.
Gad Tusiimire, the team leader from NIRA headquarters in Kololo, says their target is to register about 10.8m children. He says NIRA will liaise with the Education Ministry to ensure that the childrens identification numbers appear on their report cards.