Obongi district has received UGX 617,348,000 from FINN CHURCH AID for the construction of a multipurpose examination hall at Idiwa Primary School and a three-classroom block, a staffroom, and two stance toilets at Kali Hill S.S in Itula Sub-county.
The Resident District Commissioner (RDC) of Obongi, Mr. Samuel Mpimbaza Hashaka, presided over the groundbreaking ceremony for the four projects at the two respective schools. While conducting the groundbreaking at the two sites, RDC Obongi Samuel Mpimbaza Hashaka thanked FINN CHURCH AID for annually spending billions of shillings in Obongi since 2018 in the education, peace, and livelihood sectors.
He mentioned that with the new construction at Idiwa secondary school, students will be able to sit for UNEB exams at the school. Due to the lack of an examination hall, students have been sitting at Obongi S.S over 30 km away. The school’s population or enrollment is 1,511 students.
The RDC stated that the construction at Kali Hills SS will increase the number of students because it is currently a community school with only 238 students, as parents pay school fees, which most parents cannot afford.
Samuel Mpimbaza Hashaka, flanked by district leaders and Itula subcounty officials, participated in the groundbreaking for the construction of a three-classroom block, a staffroom, and two stance VIP toilets at Kali Hills SS in Itula sub-county.
Once completed, Kali Hills S.S, which is a community school, is expected to be taken over by Obongi District Local Government as a government-aided school.
The over 350 million shillings for Kali Hills Secondary School and the multipurpose examination hall for Idiwa S.S have been provided by Finn Church Aid. The bills of quantities and building plans were handed over to the contractor called ‘Attitude Uganda Ltd.’ The construction will be completed in two months’ time.
Hashaka warned that value for money will be key in the construction, as no shoddy work will be entertained.”