“WENRECo informs its customers that there will be load shedding of electricity supply from Monday 16th to 22nd August…the areas affected include Arua Central Business District, Zombo Nebbi Pakwach …among others,” reads the notice in part.
Chrystelle Jocquet, the Belgian Development Agency Resident representative in Uganda, says that the intervention will address key gaps like the teaching of theory, which has left many school leavers jobless.
The minister issued the directive during a tour of government ICT facilities in Arua district and the City on Thursday, where he was told that over three acres of part of the titled land belonging to the government at Ombaci Satellite Station have been encroached on. The land is hosting the UBC West Nile Channel and BBC masts.
During the handover of the learning tablets at Arua public primary school this week, Rachael Abia, the Regional Coordinator Brac-Master Foundation scholarship, said the intervention followed exorbitant charges levied by schools to teach learners during the lockdown.
Joel Aita, the consulting Engineer Joadah Consultant who oversees the progress of the works, says once ready the facility will be able to handle produce from Acholi, W. Nile and DRC due to its capacity.
Under the E-Learning project, 64 selected secondary schools will be linked through the internet to the best performing schools in Kampala like Kings College Budo, Makerere College, Seeta high and Gayaza High school among others.