President commends Catholic Church for its contribution towards socio-economic development of Uganda

Sunday 1st June 2014

President Yoweri Museveni has commended the Catholic Church for her wonderful contribution toward the government’s educational sector and pledged that the National Resistance Movement government will render all the necessary support to ensure the success of all faith-oriented programmes aimed at social and economic transformation of Ugandans.

The President made the remarks while commissioning the newly built Our Lady of Gaudalupe secondary school in Busolo village, Mpenja sub-county in Gomba district.

The President commended the Catholic Church through the sisters that founded the school for the rightful intervention that saw them construct the first secondary school in the area.

He contributed Shs 50m towards the expansion of the school and pledged that government through the Education ministry was to build a fully-fledged science laboratory for the school.

President Museveni used the occasion to remind Ugandans about the importance of generating income at household level and said that this was the absolute liberation to the Ugandan population.

He said that the majority of the rural poor can overcome poverty and boost their earning by engaging in intensive, commercial and profit oriented agriculture and said that high yielding crops such as coffee, fruits as well as dairy farming poultry and piggery should be emphasised.

He noted that government has in the past availed funds through National Agricultural Advisory Services as a start-up capital for farmers but has overtime been abused by the NAADS officials and said the programme was to be re-designed and given a new mandate.

Sister Maria Solome Nambi the founder and proprietor of the school said that the sisters' fraternity started the school because there was no secondary school in the area and were more concerned about the girl child who could not manage the long journey to access secondary education in the government school.

She further noted that though founded by the Catholic Church, the school welcomes children from all religious sectors and gives lessons touching all sectors of life and religious denominations.

 

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