KAMPALA/KAMULI – The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has pledged bicycles to all youth councillors in Buzaaya Sub-County, Kamuli District.
She said that the bicycles would help the councillors in serving their people in a more effective manner and also facilitate those who are farmers to transport their produce to the trading centres.
Kadaga was responding to a concern about transportation raised by the councillors during a courtesy call they had paid on the Speaker on Thursday, 20 June 2019.
The councillors, led by Ronald Mayanja, appreciated the Speaker for the gesture and promised to work even harder.
Not done yet, the Speaker went on and promised the delegation sewing machines and chicken for commercial farming.
Meanwhile, Kadaga has succeeded in lobbying for support to Busoga schools with academic performance challenges.
In a meeting with Busoga youth who are under an internship with the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI) on Thursday, 20 June 2019, Kadaga said upon receiving dispiriting results of poor performance from the schools, an intervention was made to lessen possibilities of a repeat of the failure.
“We identified the poorly performing schools in Busoga and took the teachers to a workshop; 83 schools are now going to get support from donors,” said Kadaga.
She criticised the attitude of looking at child education as a lesser need in the region, terming as irresponsible, the habit of neglectful parents.
Ms. Faridah Lule, an elections analyst with FHRI said the interns would like to intervene by raising awareness through caravans, meetings, and visits to the region.
“Most of the parents are not taking care of their children, they are not schooling them,” said Lule.
“We intend to go and sensitise the parents using door to door visits especially to those families that have failed to educate their children,” she added.