Quinto Odongo, the Otuke District Education Officer described the situation at many schools as “appalling”, saying that although they have plans of renovating the schools, they operate on a meagre budget.
Anjilo Opio, the area LC I chairperson says the workers approached him on Saturday, saying that they would leave the site due to nonpayment and of construction materials on the site. He says that the workers handed the keys for the store, which has a few bags of cement, iron bars, gumboots and some overalls.
Susan Abeja, the Otuke District Woman MP believes that the girls should be given a chance to continue studying even after giving birth. She says as leaders, they will make sure that the girls receive the necessary support they require at school.
In 2019, the Health Ministry upgraded the facility from Health Center II to HCIII status. The district then contracted Otada contraction company Ltd to construct a maternity ward, placenta pit and latrine stances at the facility at Shillings 500 million.
The District officials have since handed over the site to BMK Construction Company Ltd, to construct a maternity and neonatal ward, placenta pit, a stand-alone laboratory unit and a single toilet stance for the male and female clients and another for females only.
Lango cultural land Act of 2009, 2(b) gives access of land to any child whose mother is not married to another clan and is staying at her parental home as long as the children have not been claimed by their father.