MARACHA. Maracha town council (TC) officials on Monday delivered 40 iron sheets and an assortment of nails enough to roof two staff houses at Aluma primary school.
“We have come to fulfill a council resolution over a program to help government-aided schools in Maracha town council. We had previously empowered Bura primary school but now it is the chance for Aluma primary school,” Mr Onesmas Amandu, the town clerk explained while handing over the donations.
Under the cost-sharing arrangement, the school raises the wall while the town council contributes towards the roofing of the houses.
Amandu warned the public around the supported institutions against vandalism.
He said the government was committed to providing a fitting learning environment for the entire community and asked the pupils to be ambassadors in their homes.
The PTA chairman of the school Mr James Ali said the donation was timely in a school where the majority of the teachers operate from their respective homes.
“We thank Maracha town council over the donation of these iron sheets, we are still requesting them to continue giving more support until up to 20 teachers are accommodated in the school,” Mr. Ali requested.
The headteacher of the school Mr Moses Anyuta who by press time was only three weeks old in the school, appealed to Maracha town council not to restraint more support since the evidence of destruction and vandalism of property is visible in the school.
“Continue to support until the school becomes a model school in the district because I will lay strategies to protect these assets,” Mr. Anyuta appealed.
The secretary for social services in the town council, Mr Caesar Dramuke said they are committed to improving the infrastructure development of schools in their jurisdiction but warned of tough action against anyone caught destroying them.
Construction of staff houses in primary schools in the country is the responsibility of parents but most times their laxity exposes teachers to risks.
Many teachers in the district and across the West Nile region are confined in dilapidated structures with others operating from long distances which in turn affects service delivery.