The school deputy headteacher in charge of academics, Peter Ndagiire, reasons that the current economic crisis coupled with a poor harvesting season has forced many parents to withdraw their children from private schools because they could not afford school fees and other mandatory requirements.
Francis Kwehayo, the director of St. Francis Secondary in Rughedabara Town Council, says that it has been hard for private education institutions to mobilise funds from parents who are also struggling to live amidst the rising costs of living.
Christopher Kyalimpa, one of the protesters blames the local leaders for shunning their responsibilities leading to poor service delivery. He says that they find a huge challenge to transport produce to the market because of the huge potholes on the road
The Resident District Commissioner-RDC, Jolly Tibemanya says that the decision was prompted by the increase in COVID-19 cases and reluctance among the public to follow the Standard Operating Procedures- SOPs.
The accident happened on Friday at 12 pm when a fuel truck that was heading to Kasese district had a head-on collision with a Canter vehicle that was carrying bananas at Kasunganyanja trading centre in Kibiito Sub County, Bunyangabu district.
Rose Kemigisha, a vendor outside Kasese main market, says the demand for lemon and ginger is high compared to May this year. She says most of her customers believe lemons and ginger offer high protection against coronavirus.
Our reporter visited the four processing plants early this week and found all of them under lock and key. For example at the Rwimi Maize mill that is found in Karambi village, residents say the machine broke down about two months ago.