By; Sauel Mumbere
Hon Dr Chrispus Kiyonga has helped raise 30 million shillings for Munkunyu senior secondary school. This was at a function held at the school on Sunday 21/9/2014. Kiyonga made a contribution of 3 million shillings.
Kiyonga who is the Minister of Defence and MP Bukonzo west commended the students of Munkunyu secondary school for their good discipline displayed during the function. The students were orderly and assisted with lifting of items that were bought by the people attending the function. Kiyonga urged the students to study hard so that they are assured of a good future.
Observing that the NRM government had provided the basic facilities for the teaching of science, Kiyonga requested the secondary school head teachers in the district to ensure that the teaching of science was strengthened. Kiyonga expressed happiness that virtually all Government secondary schools in the district had science laboratories and computer laboratories for teaching computer science to the students.
Referring to the tragic events of 5/7/2014 when over 100 people were killed in Bundibugyo, Ntoroko and Kasese, Kiyonga told the people the young people that went to attack an army barracks in Bundibugyo had been deceived that witchcraft would protect them from bullets. Kiyonga therefore told the students that they should always be guided by science and not witchcraft.
The Minister of Defence advised the people to be security conscious and avoid holding function at night. He advised religious groups to hold conventions during the day and not at night. According to Kiyonga terrorists like ADF could use explosives and kill people at such function. Kiyonga also warned against hawkers going deep into the villages,advising them instead to sell their goods in the trading centres. Kiyonga indicated that such people could use the pretext of hawking to collect intelligence for terrorist and rebel elements.
Elaborating on achievements of the NRM Kiyonga outlined
Affirmative action which has led to the fact that now in schools the number of girls is equal to the number of boys. In addition the NRM had improved roads healthcare,education,security and extended electricity to the villages. Kiyonga therefore urged the people to support President Museveni and the NRM
On wealth creation, Kiyonga once again appealed to the people to plant more coffee and mangoes. He illustrated that 1000 trees of the new BUKULIRO coffee can earn one 15 million shillings annually. Accordingly with such income parents would support the education of their children.
Due to the good discipline shown by the students, Kiyonga promised to return to the school at a later date and have a meal with them and give them further advice.