Friday August 29 2014

Government supports Bunyoro schools, churches

By Francis Mugerwa & George Muzoora

Masindi- Government has started distributing construction materials to schools and religious institutions in Bunyoro sub-region.

The Bunyoro affairs state minister, Mr Ernest Kiiza, who is also the chairperson of the Bunyoro Parliamentary Caucus said Government, through his office, has released over Shs100 million which will support over 80 institutions in the region.

While launching the programme, Mr Kiiza who handed over 25 bags of cement to Masindi Town Mosque and hand hoes to leaders, said the materials which are being distributed to selected institutions is part of the support that Government is offering to Bunyoro sub-region under the Bunyoro Institutional Development Programme.

The Masindi district principal assistant secretary, Mr Jack Byaruhanga, said the district had received 1,000 iron sheets,595 bags of cement and 600 hand hoes.

While presiding over the launch of the programme at Masindi District offices, Mr Kiiza said many religious institutions have been struggling to construct their places of worship.

He said it is common for people to begin fundraising and they fail to accomplish construction of their schools or places of worship.

“Government is complimenting efforts of communities in supporting infrastructural development initiatives” he said.

Mr Kiiza said each of the districts of Bunyoro will get a tractor which will support agricultural mechanisation and support efforts to help subsistence farmers to transform into commercial farmers.

Mr Kiiza said government has also this year committed Shs384 million which will support economic development projects of the youth.

In May,the office of the Prime minister released Shs 63 million for groups in Masindi district. 50 groups of youth, the elderly, women and people with disabilities received the funds.