Government releases Shs1.5b for two new seed secondary schools in Alebtong

ALEBTONG – The government has released Shs1.5b to kick start the construction of two seed secondary schools in Alebtong district.

State Minister for Sports, Denis Hamson Obua says, the two new schools will be established in Awei and Angetta sub-counties. The two administrative units didn’t have secondary schools since its creation a few years back.

Delivering the good news to LC1 and the National Resistance Movement (NRM) leaders at Angetta Primary School on Saturday 12th February, Obua said, Adwir sub-county created out of Omoro, missed the opportunity because they failed to avail land for the construction of the new school.

Obua says, four administrative units which include; Amugu, Adwir, Awei and Angetta in Ajuri county have no secondary schools but the government is struggling to ensure that it’s established to help the communities’ access secondary education.

He requested the communities to offer land for the construction of schools to show their seriousness as part of their contribution.

“If there is no land, there will also be no school because the government cannot build the school on air,” Obua tells residents of Angetta.

Last year, Obua wrote to the Permanent Secretary requesting to consider establishing secondary schools in the sub-counties since it’s a government policy to set one seed school for each sub-county in the country.

He also informed the District Education Officer (DEO) to link up with the sub-county political and technical leadership to identify at least five hectares of land within the sub-county where the school will be established.

The Angetta LC3 Chairperson, Robert Okullo said, when he received the communication, he descended on resource mobilization and identification of land.

He says, each household in the sub-county raised Shs 13,000 which made them realize Shs 13.5m within seven months.

“We put our heads together without any resistance and raised the money,” Okullo says, adding that the communities were cooperative and wanted development.

Obua says, he was impressed because the community moved fast and offered land for the project.

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