Pack pupils’ food in flasks to keep it warm - Ms Museveni

Advised. Ms Janet Museveni speaks during the launch of LARA Phase II at Muriisa Primary School in Ntungamo District on Tuesday. PHOTO BY PEREZ RUMANZI

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NTUNGAMO. Education minister Janet Museveni has advised parents against packing cold food for school going children.
Ms Museveni advised parents to buy food flasks so that pupils can eat food when it is hot.
“What I don’t agree with is packing lunch in banana leaves and children eat it cold as lunch. You can buy small flasks for packing lunch so that these children can have it hot,” she stressed.
She continued: “Waking up in the morning, cooking katogo [usually mixture of matooke and beef or beans or cassava and beans] and putting it in a flask, what is hard with that?”
She was speaking at the launch of Phase II of the Literacy Achievement and Retention Activities (LARA) at Muriisa Primary School in Ntungamo District on Tuesday.

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