He was speaking during a thanksgiving service held at St. Peters Anglican cathedral, Duhaga in Hoima town this afternoon, ahead of the 23rd coronation anniversary celebrations scheduled for Sunday June 11.
The Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara kingdom Solomon Gafabusa Iguru has asked religious institutions to reclaim the management of Church-founded schools, whose standards have dwindled over the years.
Omukama Iguru said that the education standards in Bunyoro have deteriorated over poor management of schools whose foundation changed from religious institutions. He was speaking during a thanksgiving service held at St. Peters Anglican cathedral, Duhaga in Hoima town this afternoon, ahead of the 23rd coronation anniversary celebrations scheduled for Sunday June 11.
Districts in Bunyoro sub region have been pronounced among the worst performing in Primary Leaving Examinations in the recent past. Although owned by the Church, Church-founded schools are managed as government-aided institutions.
Omukama Iguru says the Church needs to reclaim the schools and revive their mission to prepare learners into responsible citizens.
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Earlier, Bunyoro Kingdom Prime Minister Norman Lukumu said that one of the worst incidences in the 23-year reign of Omukama Iguru is the ownership dispute of Kyangwali ancestral land which is also claimed by National Forestry Authority -NFA.
Lukumu assured the church that the kingdom is ready to work with them to protect the environment by encouraging massive planting of trees.
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Bunyoro-Kitara Diocesan Bishop Samuel Kahuma asked people in the region to avoid the growing spate of land conflicts by demarcating their boundaries. Bishop Kahuma says that people have ignored responsibility over their own property leaving behind disputes that will haunt their offspring's when the parents are gone.