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Head Teacher in Busia on the Spot Over Missing UGX 24M for School Bus

In 2016, parents through the Parent’s Teachers Association agreed to contribute 10,000 Shillings per term per child for the purchase of a school bus.

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The Headteacher of Lumino High School in Busia district has been tasked to refund 24 Million Shillings meant for the purchase of a school bus.

In 2016, parents through the Parent’s Teachers Association agreed to contribute 10,000 Shillings per term per child for the purchase of a school bus. Since then, the parents had collected more than 90 Million Shillings.

However they were surprised to find out that 66.8 Million Shillings was remaining on the account in Stanbic Bank. There are four signatories to the account including the headteacher, PTA chairperson, treasurer and secretary. 

The bank statement obtained by parents indicates that 24 Million Shillings was withdrawn by the Headteacher Peter Ogooro without their consent.   Parents have now tasked Ogooro to refund the money with immediate effect.

However, Ogooro, says that the money was used to facilitate the school administrator and District LCV Chairperson to go to State House to make a follow up on the presidential pledge for the bus.

Moses Oguttu, a parent accuses Makaali of swindling the money and want him to refund it without any further delays.   

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Paul Wafula Bwire, another parent says that several parents struggled to raise money for the bus.  Bwire adds that the parents should have been consulted before the money was withdrawn.

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Maclan Egesa, another parent says that they have given the headteacher and the other signatories two months to refund the money.

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Godfrey Adea Pujambo the chairman PTA says that it was not necessary to consult all parents before withdrawing the money.

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Erisam Etyang, the Busia District Education Officer says that he will intervene in the matter. 

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