Rukuba Island unlocks school accessibility

MARA: A successful fund-raising campaign in Rukuba Island in Musoma District has facilitated the construction of a secondary school to ease access to education in the rural area.

The statement was made on Thursday to the ‘Daily News’ by Musoma Rural Member of Parliament (MP) Professor Sospeter Muhongo noting that the Rukuba Island Secondary School accessibility is complicated by geographical location.

Prof Muhongo said that students in Rukuba Island have for a long-time crossing water in the Lake to Etaro Secondary School which is located on mainland saying such situation arise safety concern to them.

“The students are encountering many challenges which undermine their academic performance, Rukuba residents have decided to build their own school in the Island to address the problem,” Prof Muhongo said.

He said the Island is amongst four villages of Etaro Ward.

To support the citizens’ efforts, Prof Muhongo said he led the fund-raising campaign in collaboration with Musoma District Council’s leaders on September 27 this year, where the residents showed great readiness for the construction of the school.

He said Rukuba Island residents contributed 167 bags of cement, Etaro Ward CCM Political Committee 22 bags and the Musoma District CCM Political Committee forwarding 15 bags of cement.

Furthermore, Prof Muhongo said government leaders including Musoma District Executive Director (DED) availed some 20 cement bags, Musoma District Commissioner (DC) and his colleagues all donating 62 bags of cement.

He said as the area Member of Parliament, he contributed a total of 200 bags of cement and 143,000/-.

Additionally, he said some teachers in the district contributed a total of 105,000/- summing up to 248,000/- in addition to what he contributed.

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