Kisoro Municipality Mayor, Ndyana Richard, has distanced himself from the Kisoro District Council’s resolution supporting LCV Chairman Abel Bizimana’s proposal to affiliate Kisoro Health Institute with Kabale University.
On Monday this week before the district council, Chairman Bizimana advocated for repurposing the premises of the phased-out Kisoro Primary Teachers College (PTC) to establish a health institute affiliated with Kabale University, ultimately aiming for its independence.
Bizimana argued that utilizing the former Kisoro PTC facilities for this purpose would serve as a starting point for the creation of an independent institution. Highlighting Kabale University’s established reputation and diverse course offerings, he contended that it would bring valuable educational opportunities to the residents of Kisoro district.
Acknowledging Bizimana’s proposal, Kisoro District Speaker Amos Hakizimana praised the relevance of the issue and called on fellow councilors to support it for inclusion in the official records. Councilor Kazimiri Wilson, representing Chahi Sub County, seconded the motion, solidifying it as a council resolution.
However, Mayor Ndyana countered this resolution, asserting that prior decisions by the board of governors, stakeholders, and municipal and district council representatives had already determined the fate of the former Kisoro PTC premises. These decisions dictated that the site would house an independent institute of health sciences, specifically named the Kisoro School of Health Sciences, and cannot be altered.
Ndyana emphasized that the cabinet minister of education and sports, Janet Museveni, had confirmed the use of the former PTC premises for a School of Health Sciences. While acknowledging this confirmation, Ndyana noted that a clear timeline for the implementation of this decision had not yet been provided.