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PARLIAMENT ASKS GOVERNMENT TO TABLE ACTION PLAN TO HELP PRIVATE SCHOOL TEACHERS

Parliament has asked the government to table an action plan to help teachers from private schools during the lockdown as the President had directed.

President Museveni on June 22 directed that private education institutions together with other businesses like salons which have been affected by the lockdown be registered so that the government supports them to survive.

During yesterday’s plenary sitting chaired by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, the Kasambya County MP, Gaffa Mbwatekamwa, demanded that the government give an explanation as to why teachers in private education institutions continue to suffer despite the promise by the President.

However, when asked yesterday whether there is any financial package to support the private schools and other businesses affected, State Minister for Microfinance, Haruna Kasolo said the Ministry of Finance was not aware of the Presidential directive on the matter.

Kadaga then directed the Clerk to invite Education Minister Janet Museveni to come and address Parliament on the progress of implementing the Presidential directive on aiding private education institutions.

Last night President Museveni said that reopening of schools will wait until September when the government will make a big decision whether to reopen or declare a dead year.

However, the president pledged government support to private teachers and contributed shillings two billions in Private teachers Sacco.


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