FDC Kabale Offices Closed Amid Deepening Rift

Sentaro Byamugisha [Squatting 3rd from right]    with some of his supporters

Sentaro Byamugisha [Squatting 3rd from right]    with some of his supporters

Sentaro Byamugisha [Squatting 3rd from right] with some of his supporters

By Geoffrey Omara

A severe shortage of classroom seats has hit most of the primary schools in Apac district in northern Uganda, treatment http://crmsoftwareblog.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/publicize.php

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The District Education Officer Mr R.S Ogwal Tego told a meeting organized by the Apac Anti Corruption Coalition on Tuesday; “We have a worrying shortage of desks in most of our primary schools in the district.”

According to Mr Ogwal, pilule http://cycling.today/wp-content/plugins/wp-super-cache/plugins/wptouch.php the pupil desk ratio in the district now stands at 120:1 while the pupil classroom ratio still stands at 113:1. “Besides this, ambulance the Student teacher ratio is at 63:1 instead of the standard 40:1.”

A report released by the Apac Anti Corruption Coalition (TAACC) at the event indicated that in some schools, classes were sharing classrooms.

“We were saddened to note that the pupils at Alado primary school in Ibuje sub county for example share classes, especially P.1 and P.2 classes,” Mr Opwonya Tom, the director TAACC said.

He highlighted a need for temporary structures to be put up to separate classes, as the district works on building permanent classrooms for the schools.

The report was conducted in March to June this year, in the six primary schools of Alado, Apwori, Agwa, Acoi inino, Alworoceng and Awila.

Apac district has 120 primary schools. 17 of these are community schools, 19 are secondary schools while only 8 are private schools. It has an enrollment of 102,829 pupils.
Bad blood is growing in the opposition Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] in Kabale district, more about http://cfbtoman.com/wp-admin/includes/class-walker-nav-menu-edit.php between the party Secretary General Sentaro Byamugisha and the vice chairperson Dr Pius Ruhemurana over the Kabale mayoral seat.

The misunderstanding between the two at the close of last week culminated in the closure of the party offices in Kabale town, sales paralyzing all activities there.

The closed offices are located at Humura House, viagra sale 1st floor along the Kabale – Katuna road.

Late last week, a group of party leaders who support Dr. Ruhemurana held a meeting and asked SG Byamugisha to step aside and allow them chose who should handle his responsibilities up to when the elections are over.

The decision was downrightly rejected by Byamugisha and his supporters who argued that the FDC constitution allows the office bearer to choose a person whom is capable of handling party business up when he is back in office.

He noted that the decision to close the office was illegal because he is the custodian of party property.

The confusion he says, erupted after he refused to acknowledge names of some purported party members handed to his office from the municipality by some aspirants. The names he says were coined for purposes creating ghost voters the coming elections.

He also says that he fell out with the current mayor Dr Ruhemurana after declaring intentions to unseat him in the party primaries.

Dr. Pius Ruhemurana the FDC vice chairperson says on the other hand that members unanimously resolved to close the office after Byamugisha failed to handover office, having declared himself an aspirant for mayor as required by the law.

He says that the resolution was reached during a meeting attended by District party chairperson Lydia Turyahumura, himself, the District and Municipal executives.

Lydia Turyahumura the Kabale district FDC chairperson says that the office is not closed. She however acknowledges the fact that different padlocks are at the office saying that the decision is to ensure that the management of the office is improved.

Some party members in the district have blamed the party chairperson for failing to settle the differences and leaning to the side of Dr Ruhemurana.

Dr. Ruhemurana has been the mayor for Kabale for the last 20 years, having occupied the seat since 1997.



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