“Government can not be forced” Speaker Among stings striking teachers


NTUNGAMO- The speaker of Ugandan parliament the Rt Hon Anita Anent Among has urged the striking Art teachers to return to class by Monday next week as they negotiate with the government to increase the salaries of all civil servants.

This message was on Friday contained in her speech read by the Minister of Information, communication, technology and National guidance Hon Dr Chris Baryomunsi during the 3rd graduation ceremony of Ruhaama Trinity Technical Institute-Nyarutuuntu in Ruhaama county, Ntungamo district where over 269 students graduated in various disciplines.

Rt Hon Among noted that the government will increase all government workers salaries saying that Arts teachers are not the only ones getting meager salaries.

The Minister commended the technical institutions for complementing government efforts of promoting skills and job creation and asked children to embrace vocational training saying that students passed through such track are not a burden to the government.

However, Dr. Baryomunsi appealed to the graduates to practice what they have studied and be the mirror in the community.

The speaker contributed seven millions towards the development of the institution.

Some of the Graduands

The Ntungamo district Woman MP Hon Joslyn Kamateneti Bata hailed the NRM government for liberalizing the economy where everyone can start up an institution and thanked parents for emphasizing girls’ education.

Hon Kamateneti lauded the founders of Ruhaama Trinity Technical Institute-Nyarutuuntu for being visionary to equip children with visible skills which will enable them create jobs in the world market.

The chairman LCV Ntungamo district Samuel Mucunguzi who was represented by councilor Mpireirwe Naboth the Ntungamo district Minister of finance and planning thanked the technical institutions for helping the district in creating jobs for the citizens especially those with skills.

The founder of Ruhaama Trinity Technical Institute-Nyarutuuntu Mutanyomwa Lasto warned parents and youth against despising technical studies saying that it is the only way to secure their future.

Mutanyomwa noted that due to stiff competition in the World market allover, youths need to invest in sciences and technical education if they are to succeed.

He revealed that he started from zero but now has over 1000 students with three institutions of Ruhaama Trinity Technical Institute-Nyarutuuntu, Ruhaama Trinity PS and Ruhaama Trinity ECD College.

Mutanyomwa praised the radio Ankole general manager Elliott KabangiraMagande for the support towards the existence of the institution and rewarded him with a a cow.