Total Uganda and Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) raised Shs30m towards the construction of a classroom block at Namagera Church of Uganda Primary School in Nakaseke, Wakiso District.
The school was constructed in 1980 and currently has a capacity of 290 pupils. A visit by Total Uganda’s staff to the school revealed that the poor infrastructure (classrooms), limited sanitary facilities and lack of accommodation for teachers were among the issues affecting the school’s academic performance.
Total Uganda’s Managing Director, Obi IMEMBA handed over the cheque to General David Muhoozi, the Chief of Defense Forces (CDF), at a ceremony held at the UPDF headquarters in Mbuya.
During the cheque handover, Mr. IMEMBA reiterated Total Uganda’s commitment to the communities it operates in and commended the UPDF for its Tarehe Sita activities.
“Education is an investment that is why we also need to invest in proper infrastructure to provide a conducive learning environment for pupils. Total Uganda believes in quality education being one the most important growth drivers for the social–economic development of Uganda. Investing in education should be a top priority for everyone in the community,” IMEMBA remarked.
The Chief of Defense Forces, General David Muhoozi expressed his gratitude towards Total Uganda’s contribution and pledged to continue working with them to help various communities.
“As part of our 39th Tarehe Sita celebrations, which we held in Nakaseke, we identified Namagere Church of Uganda Primary School as one that needed help. Through our very good relationship we enjoy with Total Uganda, we reached out to them to offer any support possible. We are thankful that they were willing and have gone ahead to fulfil their promise. The classroom block will be built by the UPDF Engineering brigade,” General Muhoozi said.
The headmaster of Namagere Church of Uganda Primary School expressed his gratitude at Total Uganda and the UPDF’s generosity towards the school.
“We are indeed indebted to Total Uganda and the UPDF for the additional classroom block. The obligation is on us to repay your efforts by excelling. We are going to work hard to be among the top schools in this community,” he said.
Total Uganda is committed to ensuring access to quality education for all children, in particular the underprivileged ones from disadvantaged and marginalized communities, so as to realize immense significance for overall development of the country.