Museveni Warns Land Grabbers on City Schools

President Yoweri Museveni has commended the people of Greater Masaka for their commitment to hard work to ensure development.

Museveni made the remarks on Saturday at Lambu Landing Site after conducting a ground-breaking ceremony for the 800 acre Greater Masaka Industrial Park and assured the residents of government support in a bid to establish similar facilities throughout the country.

“Government will promote facilities similar to the proposed Industrial Park in other parts of the country. When we manufacture glass and bottles, try we shall save a lot of funds currently being spent to transporting the finished products from abroad, ” the president said.

He said that farmers would be assured of good market for their products when the Park is finally completed, applauding the leaders of the 8 districts that constitute Greater Masaka for sensitizing the masses to work hard .

The President expressed happiness on learning that the new facility would employ up to 17,000 people when it starts but condemned elements that obstruct and sabotage development projects.

He revealed that government has provided electricity to foster industrialization and development adding that construction of the Masaka – Bukakata road would kick off in September using locally generated resources.

The proposed industrial park structure

The proposed industrial park structure

On health issues, the President directed the Ministry of Health officials to control mosquito breeding in Bukakata as part of measures to eradicate malaria.

He also directed LC5 Chairmen to address the issues of sanitation within the fishing community in the area. He once again cautioned the people on the danger of the HIV/ AIDS scourge.

The Vice-President, Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, while saluting the President for laying the foundation stone of the Industrial Park, revealed that the 8 Greater Masaka districts have formed a consortium to foster development and paid tribute to President Museveni for his outstanding efforts to attract investors to the country.

Situated in Ssunga, the 800-acre proposed complex is programmed to be divided into 140 plots and is expected to provide direct employment to 17,000 youths.

According to officials, when it is ready, the facility will undertake fish processing, heavy industry, glass manufacturing and fruit processing.

A vocational school, craft village, hotel and commercial premises are also expected to be erected at the facility.

Greater Masaka area has formed a consortium with the Chinese City of Yibin to promote the project. The Government of China is going to inject US$ 1.4 billion in the project while the Government of Uganda will provide roads, electricity and water.
An inspirational second half performance saw Uganda beat their fiercest rivals Kenya and eventually lifting the Elgon Cup trophy in a game played at Legends Rugby Club on Saturday evening.

The Rugby Cranes who came into the decider game trailing by 4 points had more misery as the first half ended 6-18 in favour of the visitors who had an outstanding performance before the break.

It was a battle of the titans.

It was a battle of the titans.

However, page the Cranes put up a spirited fight immediately after recess with tries from substitute Joseph Aredo and Scott Oluoch before being converted by Chris Lubanga and as the hosts now took the score to 30 – 18 in their favour.

This Kenyan couple couldn't believe their team was losing.

This Kenyan couple couldn’t believe their team was losing.

It was another energizing moment as the mammoth crowd at the Legends   Rugby Club kept on chanting as they cheered the home side that went on to win the game 30-25 ( 47-45 on aggregate) and revenging their 2014 loss to Kenya.

Ugandan supporters cheering their team on Saturday.

Ugandan supporters cheering their team on Saturday.

Kenya tried to fight back through Abuyeka and Andola but this was not enough to match the raging Rugby Cranes who were raring to go and determined to add onto the 2006 and 2012 Elgon Cup accolades.

In an interview with Chimpreports   Cranes captain Brian Odongo said the team could not afford losing at their home ground leave alone the trophy they had last won 3 years ago.

For the love of the game and their team.

For the love of the game and their team.

“It was a good win against our fiercest rivals as we could not afford losing. We were nervous in the first half but during recess the coach urged us to stay composed and it worked out as we outsmarted them, case ”Odongo noted.

For Kenya’s Edwin Simatore, erectile Uganda exhibited a spirited fight in the second half that enabled them lift the trophy.

There was no love lost between the 2 teams.

There was no love lost between the 2 teams.

“They had a young team and it was hard for us to beat them from their home ground and I salute them for the win,”Simatore told ChimpSport on Saturday.

It was a memories to remember moment for Rugby Cranes captain Brian Odongo with his family.

It was a memories to remember moment for Rugby Cranes captain Brian Odongo with his family.

Meanwhile in the women category, the Kenyan Lionesses won the trophy after beating the Uganda  Lady Cranes  o6-07 ( 11-12 on aggregate ) in another game played  earlier on Saturday at the Legends Rugby grounds




President Museveni has said he will support Kampala-based City High School by providing housing to the teachers in that institution.

The President pronounced the commitment during celebrations marking the Golden Jubilee of the school that were held Saturday at the institution’s premises in Kololo, medications Kampala.

The celebrations were held under the theme: Determined to Excel.

The school provides Ordinary and Advanced levels education to 1, clinic 247 students who are taught by 65 teachers.

He congratulated the pioneer parents and students of City High School for attaining 50 years since the establishment of the institution.

“At the time of independence, stomach we had a few A-level schools, namely Buddo, Kisubi, Ntare and Gayaza. In 1965, a number of Junior Schools were converted into Secondary Schools,” he told the congregation present for the celebrations.

The President thanked the officials of the school for inviting him to the celebrations and observed that the school has got a good model of day schooling.

He reiterated that the teachers should be provided with accommodation at the school adding that a lot of man-hours, which could be used to promote education, are wasted when teachers travel from their homes that are far from schools.

Mr. Museveni further pledged support to the school in other areas that were identified as challenging such as the construction of a library and laboratory.

He said that the Government would ensure that the school’s asbestos roofs are replaced so that City High School benefits from the Government policy of big structures.

President Museveni also laid a foundation stone for the construction of school’s new library and ICT complex and pledged a donation of Shs.80 million to facilitate the construction of the new block.

He said that the school land would be protected from land grabbers.

The Chairman of the School’s Board of Governors, Rev. Joab Mbukuure, revealed that land grabbing has hampered the school’s operations.

He thanked the committed teachers for their hard work.

The Headmistress, Mrs. Clare Nduhuura, saluted President Museveni for honouring the celebrations as chief guest.

She revealed that City High School took in many students who were displaced during the days of insecurity.

She further said that various non-governmental organizations (NGOs) sponsor over 400 students in the school.

She reported that City High School has represented Uganda in hockey tournaments in East Africa.


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