The Teso Affairs Ministry has provided about three hundred million shillings to facilitate the construction of Alwa Seed Secondary School in Kaberamaido District.
This was revealed by the State Minister for Teso Affairs, Kenneth Ongalo Obote while officiating the groundbreaking ceremony of the construction of Alwa Secondary seed school on Thursday afternoon.
The learners in Alwa Seed Secondary School have been studying under dilapidated structures and mango trees. The three hundred million shillings project will be completed in a period of four months.
In his address the Minister Ongalo said that the Ministry of Teso affairs is committed to improving the infrastructure of several institutions in the Teso Sub Region.
He appreciated the community of Alwa for availing land for the construction of the Seed School and urged leaders to take lead in poverty eradication in communities.
Ongalo also urged the students to aspire to be great leaders in society and study and work hard to improve their communities in the future.
The Minister also warned the community and the district technocrats against corruption and theft of construction materials that he says will affect the quality of the work.
Alfred Edakasi, the Kaberamaido County MP, called on the district engineer to support the contractor to do good work.
He also expressed optimism for the new seed school and reiterated the need for the contractor to use all funds released for the works to deliver quality works.
Victor Rex Ekesu the Kaberamaido District LCV called for funds to be availed to improve the road network in the district.
He also asked the community members to use education as a tool in causing positive change in society.
John Stephen Kassada the Chief Administrative officer Kaberamaido confirmed receipt of UGX 300 million.
He notes that the contractor (Chan Ponyi contractors Ltd) has been given four months to have the construction of two classroom blocks of each to classes and two blocks of five stance drainable pit latrines.