Rukuba Island to get first secondary school

MUSOMA: MURUKUBA Island residents in Musoma Rural are leading a transformative construction project with the goal of establishing a secondary school by January next year.

Professor Sospeter Muhongo, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Musoma Rural, informed the SUNDAY NEWS that the construction began after his visit to the island, where he encouraged citizens to raise funds for the project.

This will be the first secondary school on Rukuba Island, ending years of having only a primary school. In terms of fundraising, Rukuba Island residents, along with government officials such as Musoma District Commissioner, Dr Khalfany Haule, and other development stakeholders, have collectively contributed approximately 6m/- and 92 bags of cement.

Residents also donated steel, sand and water for the project implementation and also participated in preparations for the foundation for the building.

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Professor Muhongo said he personally donated 100 bags of cement while the Musoma Rural Constituency Fund financed the purchase of 205 bags of cement.

Prof Muhongo called on other development stakeholders to support the construction of the secondary school on Rukuba Island to improve access to education.

Currently, the constituency has 28 fully operational secondary schools, and the goal is to have at least two schools in each ward by January 2025.

He expressed gratitude to the government, particularly President Samia Suluhu Hassan, for providing funds for various development projects, including school construction and other infrastructure improvements.

During the budget estimate for the 2024/2025 Fiscal Year, Finance Minister Dr Mwigulu Nchemba stated that over the past three years, the government improved provision of primary and secondary education by enhancing human resources, facilities, student welfare and curriculum reforms.

President Samia’s administration has allocated 1.29tri/- for the construction and rehabilitation of classrooms, dormitories, dining halls, school fences, equipment, working tools and human capital development in the education sector

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