Residents of Bukiro Sub-county in Mbarara district are happy with government, after it fulfilled some of its promises and facilitated the construction of Bukiro Seed Secondary school.
The school that they had watched constructed for months is almost nearing completion and, according to the Mbarara district Local Government Website, it will be ready for use by 1st July, 2021.
Bukiro Sub County, where the imposing seed school is located, has four parishes and 29 villages according to the information available for public viewing. These parishes are Bukiro, Nyanja, Nyarubungo, and Rubingo.
The parishes are among the most populous in Mbarara district, with children in need of acquiring secondary education.
Mbarara District Local Government benefited from the UGFIT Project of World Bank for the Financial Year 2019/2020 and 2020/2021. Bukiro seed secondary school is among the fruits.
Less-privileged families in the sub-county and the district at large will use the almost completed seed school to acquire formal secondary education which has proved to be quite expensive if it is to be accessed using privately owned schools.
The seed school is among the numerous that have been constructed around the country, under the Uganda Integrated Fiscal Trasfer Programme (UgFIT) –a World Bank project.
Construction of a seed school in every sub-county was part of president Museveni’s manifesto he made in the run up to 2016 elections.
To make sure the president’s pledge is fulfilled, the government embarked on borrowing money to construct the pledged secondary schools and health centers in every sub-county around the country.
In November last year, the government of Uganda made it public that it would borrow $240 million (approximately 889 billion shillings) from the World Bank which money would be paid in 35 years, with a grace period of 6years, so that the dream of putting in place a seed school and a well-equipped health center in every sub-county becomes a reality.