Kitgum Resident District Commissioner William Komakech says that 7,600 face masks will be distributed to schools in Sub Counties while 7,752 will be given to learners in schools within the Municipality.
Kitgum District has received 15,352 face masks from the Ministry
of Health for candidates and finalists in primary, secondary schools and
The face masks were delivered in fulfillment of a pledge made by the Ministry of
Education to aid learners as classes resumed amidst coronavirus disease
Kitgum Resident District Commissioner William Komakech says that 7,600 face
masks will be distributed to schools in Sub Counties while 7,752 will be given
to learners in schools within the Municipality.
Each learner from primary, secondary schools and the tertiary institute is
expected to receive two facemasks according to Komakech.
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Komakech says although some of the learners had received facemask earlier
delivered by the Health Ministry, the latest delivery will be an added
advantage for them to have in stock enough facemasks to protect them from
contracting covid-19 while at school and home.
Late last month, the district task force received 177,340 face masks from the government
which were later distributed among the community within Municipality and
Fred Owot, Kitgum District Education Officer says the distribution of the
face masks kicked started on Wednesday.
He says the delivery fulfils their request which they had made to the district
for delivery of 20,000 face masks for the learners before schools reopened last
90 primary schools, eight secondary schools and one higher learning institution
have reopened classes for learning in Kitgum district after meeting required
guidelines stipulated by government for curbing the spread of covid-19.