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Bududa District Leaders Concerned About Delayed Construction of Seed School

In 2020, the government allocated 2.1 Billion Shillings for the construction of the school. The money was meant to be used to construct six classroom blocks, 2 teachers’ houses, two latrines, a library, computer lab, laboratory, and playground.

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Nakatsi Sub County leaders in Bududa District have raised concern over the delayed construction of Nakatsi Seed Secondary School.  In 2020, the government allocated 2.1 Billion Shillings for the construction of the school.

The money was meant to be used to construct six classroom blocks, 2 teachers’ houses, two latrines, a library, computer lab, laboratory, and playground. Construction works were expected to be completed by January 2022.   However, up to date, no works have commenced.

Simon Peter Walimbwa the LCIII Chairperson Nakatsi Sub County said the parents who offered the land for the construction of the school have started claiming it back for cultivation because there are no works.

He asked why the construction has not started yet they were told that by January 2022 the school would be ready for the students to study.

Nathan Malatsu the Nakatsi Sub County Council speaker asked the government to expedite the construction of the school. He said the parents who gave the land for the construction of the school are not happy.

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Issa Bukoma the Bududa District Engineer said the contract for that project has not been awarded up to now.  He however added that the project could be one of those that the UPDF Engineering Brigade plans to take on.

Milton Kamoti Wasunguyi the LCV Chairperson Bududa asked the government to expedite the construction of the school which will extend education services closer to the people and save their children from traveling over 20kilometers to Bududa Secondary School in Bududa town council.

In 2021, Bududa District was set to return more than 300 Million Shillings that was meant for the construction of the school.

District leaders then blamed the Ministry of Education for failing to get a contractor for the project on time.

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