Residents in Ruyonza parish, Nyarushanje sub-county, Rukungiri district, have expressed concerns about the lack of electricity in their area, citing it as a significant challenge. During a graduation ceremony at Ndago Central Primary School in Ruyonza Nyarushanje, residents mentioned that they have been without electricity for weeks due to their transformer being damaged by heavy rains.
Bishop Augustin Tusiingwiire, the overseer of the National Fellowship of Born Again Churches (NAFBAC), voiced his concerns, emphasizing the need for authorities to address the electricity issue, which is impacting various activities in the community.
At the graduation ceremony, 46 pupils from Ndago Central Primary School were celebrated for successfully completing the pre-primary level and were confirmed to proceed to the primary level.
Julian Tumukwasiibwe, the school headteacher, highlighted challenges faced by the school, including insufficient buildings and the absence of a UNEB center number. Richard Muyambi, the school’s PTA chairperson, shared plans for constructing a storied building to address the shortage of infrastructure.
Responding to the electricity challenge, Hon. Mathias Rwabugumi, the Nyarushanje sub-county LC 5 councillor and guest of honor, explained that Nyarushanje’s electricity falls under the Muhanga office, which is quite distant. He assured the community that he would collaborate with other authorities to establish electricity offices in Rubabo to facilitate prompt resolution of the challenge.
Rwabugumi also encouraged Ugandans to support the schools where they received their education, emphasizing that it is a responsibility of former students to contribute to the betterment of their alma maters.