Ntungamo District leadership has promised to give land to the Management Training and Advisory Center (MTAC) to enable the government institution expand its operations in the district.
The revelation was made by the district speaker, Mr Elijah Atuhaire, during the swearing-in ceremony of the new MTAC guild council at its premises in Ntungamo Municipality.
“MTAC is a government institution, which was established by an Act of Parliament in 1964 and it has trained many Ugandans in various disciplines, so it is worthy to have a permanent building in our district to enable it execute its education services with ease,” Mr Atuhaire said at the weekend.
He added that he will seek the support of the district chairman in this week’s council sitting to move the motion to provide MTAC land under the public importance clause.
He noted that some others development partners in the district like prisons, police among others were give a free land to have their headquarters build which can also be done to the institution of higher learning to harness the education standards in the district and Uganda at large.
The MTAC executive director, Mr Kalanzi Soteli Nabeeta, welcomed the proposal, noting that they have been stressed by rent since 2014 when they started the centre in Ntungamo.
Mr Kalanzi revealed that government has already agreed to provide the institute with cookery and tailoring equipment, among others, in order to implement Skilling Uganda programme, and that it will be an added advantage when they acquire more land for expansion.
The centre offers certificates and diplomas in different courses.
MTAC is a body corporate under the Ministry of Tourism, Trade and Industry (MTTI) established initially as an ILO/UNDP Project in 1965 and later by an Act of Parliament in 1969. MTAC is 5% government funded while 95% of its budget is financed from its training, research and consultancy activities.