By Spy Uganda
Kampala: In July 2019, President Museveni who was in Tanzania to visit President John Pombe Magufuli’s sick mother made the pledge to construct a school for residents during a rally in Chato district, which also happens to be Magufuli’s home district.
During the rally which was broadcast live on Tanzania’s national television, (Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation – TBC), Magufuli told residents that President Museveni had pledged to support education in the district by building classes of a school of choice.
“My people, I want you to show gratitude to our brother and friend (Museveni), who has come all the way from Angola, passed every country on the way and come specifically to see us. Now he has told me he wants to contribute to our education here by building classes for our children. Listen to him from his own mouth,” Magufuli said, handing over the microphone to his counterpart.
Museveni asked that Tanzania’s authority tell him where they need the classes, and he will erect seven blocks.
“Once you show me the space/land, I will build seven classroom blocks to educate our children. To me, this is like home. I feel happy whenever I am here,” Museveni said.
Magufuli together with residents agreed that Museveni be given space in Nyabirezi village, Chato District in Geita region.
Now in the latest development, our spy in the country has confirmed that the construction of the school has kicked off and State House of Uganda is the funder of the project and Government of Uganda is the employer.
The school that is named after Museveni, is not the first noting that there is another school named after him in Kagera, while he has also constructed a number of schools in the same region.
Museveni also reportedly spent Shs1.7b to build schools in Muleba district, also located in Geita region. These are located in; Nyaligamba, Muhutwe, Kamachumi and at Nyamiyaga Murongo
In 2015, Museveni donated Shs700m towards the construction of a school in Rwanda. Four years earlier (July 2017) Museveni had given Shs780m to Nalukunga Primary School on the same country.
The development comes after the Uganda’s government is in preparation to finance projects of over 200 kilometres (124 miles) of the road inside neighbouring Congo saying it is aimed to boost trade between the countries.
According to Works and Transport Minister Gen. Katumba Wamala, Uganda is set to contribute about 20% of the project value while the rest will be met by Congo’s government in an envisaged public-private partnership.