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Speaking on Friday at Lwala Girls Secondary School as a guest of honor during the commemoration of the abducted girls, Kadaga assured parents that she will table the matter in parliament and task government to account for the missing girls.
Rebecca Kadaga, Speaker of Parliament addressing the parents of Lwala Girls Secondary School, she promised to table the motion in parlaiment for government to account the missing students

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Rebecca Kadaga, the Speaker of Parliament has tasked government to account for the missing 90 students of Lwala Girls Secondary School in Kaberamaido district. 

According to the school records, 180 girls were abducted by the rebel Lord's Resistance Army fighters from the school on June 24th 2003.

However, 85 girls managed to escape or were rescued from captivity, 5 girls were recorded dead while 90 are missing to date. 

Speaking on Friday at Lwala Girls Secondary School as a guest of honor during the commemoration of the abducted girls, Kadaga assured parents that she will table the matter in parliament and task government to account for the missing girls.

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Kadaga pledged to mobilize Shillings 400million from parliament to support the construction of Lwala Girls Secondary School dormitory and the survivors.

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The over 80 survivors of Lwala Girls Secondary School asked government to end their distress by offering them jobs irrespective of their qualifications. 

Doreen Itola, the Coordinator Lwala Girls Abducted Survivors Association-LWAGASA, says they have suffered for the last 14 years with little attention from government.

Itola told Kadaga that they also face rejection from the community.

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Despite all the challenges these girls are going through, they still have hope of going back to school if government could provide them scholarships, according to Itola.

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Rev. Fr. Simon Peter Obelekek of Lwala Catholic parish told the gathering that prior to the attack Lwala Girls Secondary School had 630 girls but the number has dropped  to 172 students.

He asked government through the Speaker of Parliament to construct a girl's dormitory, fence the school, provide a school bus, recruit more teachers and build a modern a fully-fledged laboratory at school so as to attract more students.