BY VANANSIO MBABAZI KAKOGOSO
The structures at Kabale primary school in Kabale municipality are
deplorable. The dilapidated structures at the school were built in
Currently the school has 1117 pupils who study in dilapidated
buildings, which are roofed with asbestos.
Kabale primary school taught many current prominent government officials including the prime minister of Uganda Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda and prominent voice of America international journalist Dr. Shaka Ssali among other very prominent Ugandans.
Teachers who spoke to www.mknewslink.com news website on condition of anonymity claim the
roofs in their class rooms leak. They say the condition has worsened
during the rainy season. Another teacher who never wanted to reveal
her name says the buildings have not had any repair for a very long
The Kabale primary school Head Teacher Godfrey Mwetegye acknowledges
the problem. He says that even the buildings that were built in 1960’s
are also in a sorry state.
Mwetegye adds that they raised the concern to relevant authorities in
vain. He is calling government to at least renovate the dilapidated
building and re-roof them with new iron sheets to reduce on the risk
of asbestos on human beings.
The Kabale Municipality Principle Education Officer Mathias Akeeka
also acknowledges the problem. He however says that municipal council
gets 210 millions shillings for school facilitation grant, which is not
enough to cater for such issues.
Akeeka however says that they will sit as technical planning committee
to see whether the buildings can be renovated