The Vice Chairperson of the Rukiga district, Samuel Niwandinda, has appealed to the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) to hear the cries of the people and prioritize the completion of all unfinished roads within the Rukiga district.
Niwandinda, standing in for District Chairperson Honorable Robert Kakwerere, served as the guest of honor at the release event for the Rukiga district P7 mock examination results.
He expressed his concern, emphasizing that the central government should bear the brunt of the blame for awarding contracts without taking local leaders’ perspectives into account.
He mentioned the ongoing rehabilitation of the road from Muhanga town to Kisizi, where leaders have repeatedly voiced their concerns to UNRA officials, but their pleas have fallen on deaf ears.
Honorable Samuel’s remarks came in response to a complaint made by Mr. Musimaki Justus Kiseka, the Chairperson of Head Teachers in Rukiga district. Kiseka lamented that incomplete and impassable roads were causing students to face difficulties while traveling to their respective schools.
During the P7 mock results release event, Kiseka, who is also the head teacher of Kantare Primary School, recounted a recent incident where a school bus became stuck on the road near his school, causing traffic and inconveniencing other schoolchildren.
In the 2023 mock results released yesterday, St. Crelia and Muhanga Golden Primary School, both private institutions, stood out with outstanding grades among the 73 primary schools.