Former Rubabo county legislator, Hon. Mary Paula Turyahikayo, has called upon Hon. Maj Gen Jim Muhwezi, who serves as both the Minister of Security and the Rubabo county legislator, to follow up on a presidential promise to establish Uganda Martyrs Technical Nyarushanje as a university.
She made this request during her speech at the Bishop’s Annual Appeal Fund fundraising event in Nyakibale Parish, part of the Rukungiri chapter. Hon. Mary Paula reminded Minister Muhwezi of the President’s commitment to provide the people of Rubabo with a university, a promise made during his visit to the area in 2016. Since then, the community has been eagerly waiting for this commitment to be realized.
Hon. Mary Paula emphasized that fulfilling this pledge would significantly contribute to the development of the education sector in Rukungiri district.
Additionally, Byaruhanga Cyrisostom Rwakaana, the Chairperson of the Rukungiri Business Community, expressed his gratitude to the Bishop of Kabale Diocese for his forward-thinking approach to development. He urged the Bishop to prioritize Rukungiri in establishing branches of St. Ignatius University.
He pointed out that the absence of a university in Rukungiri has hindered educational progress in the area, as residents have had to travel long distances to access higher education, incurring additional expenses.
Establishing a university in Rukungiri would benefit both the education sector and the local business community, offering them a broader market, similar to other towns like Kabale and Mbarara.