David Ssenyondwa, the Chairperson of Nakaseke District Headteachers Association, says that due to the shortage of teachers, learners miss lessons, which affects their performance at the end-of-year exams.
There are 934 teachers deployed in 114 Universal Primary Schools across the Nakaseke district. But according to the District Education Department, less than 300 teachers have access to staff units leaving over 600 struggling to find accommodation.
As result, Nakayenga says that the committee recommended and the council approved a resolution to use terrazzo on the construction of floors instead of cement to address part of the cause of rampant cracks in the buildings.
Frank Katimbo Kanyesigye, the LC 3 Chairperson of Wakyato sub-county says that the affected people were ferried to the village by Steven Ssengooba, the Buganda Kingdom chief in the sub-county locally known as Musaale.
The Ministry of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development released over 850 million shillings for the construction of Kikamulo Seed Secondary School in Nakaseke district. The last quarterly release for the school was in April this year.
Koomu Ignatius Kiwanuka the LC 5 Chairperson of Nakaseke district says that the wooden signposts can serve the required time of two years for accountability and they are not vandalized like metallic signposts.
Early this year, the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, and Fisheries dispatched a total of 20,000 doses of vaccines to the Nakaseke district to enable pastoralists to vaccinate their heads of cattle against Foot and Mouth Disease.
Allan Mayanja Ssebunya, the Nakaseke Central Member of Parliament says that the government compensated residents along the Luwero-Butalangu road in 2019, which excited residents that the road works would commence soon in vain.
Lydia Nakanwagi the headteacher of Sakabusolo Primary School says that she recruited about four more private teachers to help in teaching learners but sometimes she fails to pay their salaries over low collections from parents.
Namuli says that some pupils dropped out of school after getting pregnant, others are working as housemaids whereas other parents are holding them at home due to their inability to contribute lunch fees of Shillings 20,000.
Mayanja visited the affected family on Thursday and ordered the District Police Commander to arrest Sula Serunjogi on charges of malicious damage to property and criminal trespass and be forced to reconstruct the house which he illegally demolished.
A senior officer who preferred anonymity said that the new directives are unfair to the sector because they will affect many teachers who are struggling to return to work following prolonged COVID-19 lockdown. So far 25 teachers in the Nakaseke district have not returned to work following the lifting of the COVID 19 lockdown.
According to the guidelines, the Government contributes between 25% and 75% of the total cost of the irrigation equipment whereas the farmers contribute 25%-75% depending on the type of scheme they need to install.