By Felix Twinomugisha
Ugandans have been advised to take all the preventive measures against Corona virus that has killed more than 2000 people worldwide.
The advice was given by the Bushenyi district woman Member of Parliament Mary Karooro Okurut while speaking as the chief guest at the fundraising ceremony towards the construction of pupilsâ€™ dormitory at Kabingo Model Primary school in Kyamuhunga on Sunday 1st March 2020.
Karooro who also doubles as the minister for general duties in the office of the prime minister said people should avoid shaking of hands as recently announced by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni if they want to avoid Corona virus which broke up in Wuhan China in December 2019. It has been already reported in African countries such as Nigeria.
She also called upon Ugandans to support the new lower secondary education curriculum which started this year arguing that it aimed at equipping learners with practical skills which are essential for their success
On the fundraising function, Hon Karoro contributed shs 1 million cash, bought other items of more than 3 million Ugandan Shillings and delivered 100 iron sheets that were sent by the Igara West MP also the minister for Local government Hon Raphael Magyezi in his absence.
Hon Mary Karoro Okurut was flanked by the Bushenyi district National Resistance Movement Chairperson Hassan Basajjabalaba who also contributed much towards the fundraising ceremony.
The planned dormitory will cost ugx million 120 according to Ms Kobusingye Adrine Domaro, the Chairperson organizing committee and an Old Girl at Kabingo Model Primary school which currently has 824 pupils.
Ramzey Tobias, one of the Old boys of the school and a member of renowned Omugaju group thanked the leaders for fulfilling their pledges.
Imeldah Twijukye, the school head teacher thanked all the leaders and stakeholders for their contribution towards the success of their fundraising ceremony.
Other dignitaries present were, Bushenyi LC5 Jaffari Basajjabalaba, Professor Tarsis Kabwegyere, Kashari North MP Yaguma Wilberforce, and Local Leaders among others.
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