Rukungiri Woman MP pleads with Government to enhance Arts Teachers’ salaries

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NEWS– The Rukungiri district woman Member of Parliament Hon Medius Natukunda Kaharata has called upon the government to also consider enhancing the salary increment of  arts teachers as their science fellows for the improvement and development of the education sector in Uganda.

Hon Natukunda made the remarks on Sunday as she was officiating at the fundraising ceremony of St Charles Lwanga Seminary Nyakibale in southern Division, Rukungiri Municipality  which was meant to raise funds to complete the science laboratory block for the improvement of science subjects in their school.

The legislator added that she will be among those that will add their voice in fighting for salary equality among teachers across the country.

She thanked parents for supporting and loving their institution which is among the most disciplined and hardworking  Secondary Schools in Rukungiri district.

Cue in……Natukunda on teachers

Hon Mary Paula Turyahikayo the former Rubabo county legislator also  appealed to the government to consider arts teachers adding that Members of Parliament and Presidential advisors need to put the issue to light for President’s consideration.

Cue in…….Mary Paula on teachers

Bishop Calistus Rubaramira, the Bishop of Kabale diocese was represented by  Fr Placid Mugumya his Personal secretary who also  led the mass at the ceremony and over 30 seminarian students were confirmed into the Catholic faith.

According to Fr .Gerevas Tumwebaze, the headtecher St Charles Lwanga seminary Nyakibale, the school started  in 2004 at Kambuga parish Kanungu district and due to limited space there, it was shifted  to Nyakibale parish where its currently operating from.

He told the congregation that the school has registered a progressive curve in academic excellence stressing that as they celebrated the day of St Charles Lwanga who was a martyr, they decided to also use the day to fundraise towards completion of their science  laboratory block.

Over Ugx 9 millions cash, 6.8m in pledges and 52 bags of cement were collected at the at the function.

Cue in……….Tumwebaze on school

Deputy RDC Mitooma District Maryscent Abiine Ariyo, former Rukungiri woman MP Betty Bamukwasa Muzanira, Political and  Religious leaders, business community, among other dignitaries were present at the funderising ceremony.