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Moroto Teachers Form Burial Associations

Each teacher is expected to register with the association with Shillings 5000 and make a monthly contribution of Shillings 2000 to the association.
Moroto Teachers matching to celebrate their day on Friday.

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Teachers in Moroto have resorted to forming burial associations following what they describe as discrimination from district authorities when it comes to handling their problems.

Each teacher is expected to register with the association with Shillings 5000 and make a monthly contribution of Shillings 2000 to the association. 

During the launch of the Teachers' Burial Association on Friday during the commemoration of the World Teachers' Day at Moroto Boma Ground, teachers said the association will help fill the gap left by the district. 

Samuel Ewangu, the Chairperson Uganda National Teachers Union Moroto District, says the idea was conceived following numerous challenges teachers face while sending off their departed colleagues.

He explained that the district sometimes fails to help, leaving the burden to teachers. Ewangu says the association will enable teachers to conduct befitting send- off of their departed colleagues.

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Paul Oputa, the District Education Officer Moroto, says although the idea is good, it shouldn't be used to discredit the district. Oputa explains that the district has been helping teachers especially during hard times like deaths except in situations where death strikes over the weekend.

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Andrew Keem Napaja, the Moroto District LC V chairperson urged teachers to engage in more productive ventures to improve their welfare. 

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