The state will rescue all government oldest secondary schools choking on debts and renovate them, according to state minister for planning in the ministry of finance David Bahati.
Kigezi High School which has been in a serious debt crisis will be among the beneficiaries.
“Government has put in plan to pay all the debts that these schools have and also renovate them such that they can begin on a new chapter” Bahati said.
Minister Bahati revealed this on Saturday evening at the school grounds in Kabale municipality during a dinner that was intended to collect funds for the construction of the Centenary Multipurpose Hall that is estimated to cost Shs 2.5 billion.
The hall is expected to be completed in a period of three years. Bahati revealed that the oldest schools that government will rescue will also include Nyakasura High School in Fort Portal, Kabarole District.
Kigezi High School was reportedly indebted to a tune of Shs800 Million according to its Headteacher Stephen Mugume.
The debts allegedly accumulated from the ever growing school necessities especially foodstuffs, failure by the parents to pay school fees in time and the decrease in the enrollment of students.
Rtd. Maj.Gen. Timothy Mutebile described the school as the center of success where anyone would wish to study from. He contributed Shs1 million towards the construction of the Centenary building.
Kigezi Highs School is one of the oldest schools in southwestern Uganda, and has had a history of success until recently when she started crumbling.
Geoffrey Kamuntu, a son-in-law of President Yoweri Museveni, who is studied from the school contributed unknown amount of money towards the Centenary building and promised together with his family to renovate the Bishops House hostel at the school.
Kigezi high school has produced notable personalities in Uganda like Bank of Uganda Governor Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile, Maj. Gen Timothy Sabiiti Mutebile, retired Justice Kanyeihamba, Hon. Jim Muhwezi, Amama Mbabazi, Hon David Bahati, Mondo Kagonyera, Abed Bwanika and Hon Fred Mwesigye opposition figure Dr. Kizza Besigye among others.
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