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GOVERNMENT INCREASE EDUCATION BUDGET IN THE 2018/2019 FINANCILA YR-MINISTER

By Madman Matte

Government has increased its funding towards the education sector from 2,112.17bn to 2,445billion shilling a head of its struggle to improve education in the country.

Finance Minister Matia Kasaijja revealed this during the budget week awareness campaign at Kiswa Primary School during which Finance ministry officials led by Finance Minister planted trees as part of the awareness.

According to the Finance Minister, increment to the education sector is expected to enhance salaries of Primary teachers and also improve on the UPE Schools infrastructures.

Kasaijja also reechoed why the Ministry chose Kiswa Primary saying it’s in effort to demonstrate the importance of environmental protection and the need for the young generation to take the initiative in climate change challenge.

The national budget for the financial year 2018/2019 is expected to be read on 14th June 2018.

On several occasions the education sector and the ministry of health had claimed to be underfunded leading to several strikes by the teachers and the Doctors.

Minister kasija also says as the Ministry prepares to read the 2018/2019, the budget week helps to increase publicity of the national budget by articulating the achievements Uganda has gained and the priority areas of focus for next financial year budget.

Minister kasaija calls upon teachers to educate the pupils and students to embrace the idea of tree planting in order to fight climate change and its adverse effects.

The Minister donated one Million shillings towards facilitating the environment club of Kiswa Primary School.

Reporting complemented by Owere Steve and Namombwe Susan

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By UTN Reporter

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