Parliament contributes 120 million shillings to construction of Kitovu Education Center

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Parliament has provided 140 million shillings for the construction of the Kitovu Education Center at the government-funded St Henry’s College Kitovu in the town of Masaka ahead of its centenary celebrations in July 2022.

The Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among, contributed 120 million shillings while the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament (LOP), Hon. Mathias Mpuuga contributed 20 million shillings.

This was during a fundraiser dubbed ‘The Last Mile’ on Thursday March 24, 2022 at the Africana Hotel by the Bishop of Masaka, Rt Rev. Serverus Jjumba.

Mpuuga handed over the parliamentary gift and praised the school administrators for maintaining a high academic standard.

Reading 2 Corinthians 8:7, Bishop Jjumba made an impassioned appeal for more contributions as the school takes a final turn in its hunt for the billion shillings needed for the project.

“The ultimate goal of this project is to enable a vendor, sitting at a market stall in Nyendo [in Masaka city]to reap the benefits of the digital age by acquiring the basics of online market research,” Bishop Jjumba said.

According to Brother Augustine Mugabo, Principal of the school, the education center will be a multipurpose building where students will learn skills in ICT and vocational studies. It will also be open to residents of the neighboring town during school holidays.

“Once our students have taken their vacations, community members will have the opportunity to come for short computer courses,” Brother Mugabo said.

The educational center has been the school’s flagship project for its centenary celebrations since its founding in 1922 by the White Fathers and the congregation of the Brothers of Christian Instruction.

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