Kasese LCV Chairperson Eliphaz Muhindi Bukombi, says that last year’s floods greatly affected learning in the district citing many parents who lost their businesses among other properties and are unable to support their children back to school.
The new Kasese LCV Chairperson Eliphaz Muhindi Bukombi has
said that he will focus on the creation of an education fund to help disadvantaged
Bukombi says that last year’s floods greatly affected the learning in the district citing many parents who lost their businesses among
other properties and are unable to support their children back to school.
He says the education fund will also help schools whose structures
were destroyed are still struggling to accommodate learners.
According to Bukombi, a team will soon be identified to discuss
how the funding will be raised and operationalized.
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To boost food production at the household level, Bukombi said the district together with the government will financially support the creation of mini-irrigation
schemes to help farmers.
He reasons that many farmers have been planting crops along the major
river banks because they lack alternative sources of water. Bukombi said his
five year leadership will also focus on creating jobs through the utilization
of government programs and harmony among the different communities in Kasese.
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Bukombi appointed Ithungu Getress as the Vice-Chairperson.
Ithungu becomes the second woman in the district appointed Vice Chairperson after
Naume Mbambu during the tenure of Lt. Col. Dura Muhindo Mawa in
Ithungu who is also the woman councillor representing Bwera and Nyakiyumbu Sub
Counties said their leadership tenure will focus on empowering young girls to access
both formal and informal education.
She says the district has lagged in social transformation because
many youths have not had a chance to acquire life skills.
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Rogers Masereka, the Kyabarugenda Sub County councillor said given the many challenges facing learners in Kasese, it is vital that the council adopts the
chairperson’s proposal to create an education fund.
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Obed Totswana and Nelson Masereka from the NRM party were elected council
speaker and deputy respectively on Wednesday evening.
Totswana who is serving his third term representing Buhuhira Sub County says he
will focus on uniting all sides of the council dominated by NRM and FDC