Kabarole Leaders Off Hard to Reach Areas Docket


more about sans-serif; color: #222222;”>The District Vice Chairman, Mr. Moses Ikagobya, believes that government’s failure to include Kabarole on the list of hard to reach areas like it has done to other districts in the country has affected the education system and development.

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Some of the hard to reach sub counties are; Karangura, Kabonero, Katebwa and Kisomoro that lie on the slopes of Mt. Rwenzori and Hakibale, Kasenda, Kabende which are not mountainous.

He said other districts like Kasese, Ntoroko and Bundibugyo which have similar problems like Kabarole have been included on the list.

Ikagobya was speaking as chief guest at the official commissioning of a classroom block, an office and pit latrine that were constructed by Save the Children International with funds from Norway at Mahyoro primary school in the mountainous sub county of Karangura.

“No vehicle or motorcycle has ever reached here at Mahyoro because of the nature of the relief being mountainous. We are calling on government to put Kabarole on the list of hard to reach areas so that we can also be considered as special.”

The vice chairman observed that had it not been the intervention of the Safe the Children International in rescuing hard to reach schools by constructing classrooms, pit latrines, washrooms for girl child and provision of scholastic materials like music costumes, text books, sportswear, among others, the education system in these areas would be very poor.

Barbra Baraff the Save the Children Country directors and Kabarole district leaders being entertained by pupils before the commissioning of the classroom block

Save the Children Regional Manager, Samuel Tukei, said the organisation had injected Shs 451m in constructing classroom blocks, pit latrines, washrooms, teachers’ house, community library, extension of gravity water among others in the hard to reach areas in the districts of Kabarole, Ntoroko, Kasese and Bundibugyo.

“We carried out a research and it was found that many children in these areas were not going to school because of poor infrastructure, furniture and lack of teachers and this forced us to intervene.

Barbra Baraff, the Organisation Country Director, said they are committed to offering support to the vulnerable children in areas of education and nutrition.

She said they have started a programme to empower the unemployed youth in income generating projects as new way of increasing their incomes.


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