By: Ismael Kasooha  


President Yoweri Museveni has said that the government is committed to promoting science and technology as one major way to enhance development.

This was contained in the president’s message delivered for him by the Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabbanja, the Prime Minister of Uganda during 40 years’ celebrations and fundraising drive for Bwongyera Girls secondary school in Ntungamo district.

The theme for the celebrations was “Consolidating A Holistic Girl Child; Education for Sustainable Development”

President Museveni lauded Bwongyera Girls secondary school for providing quality education to students thus playing a part in the development of the country.

Bishop Nathan Ahimbisibwe shaking hands with the Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Nabbanja Robinah during 40 years celebrations for Bwongyera Girls Secondary School in Ntungamo District

He said that the NRM government supports sciences because through scientific research we are able to generate innovations to support industrial growth.

“Industries provide jobs and thus the tax base of the country is widened, hence spurring socioeconomic transformation.

As we continue moving through the fourth industrial revolution, with the developments in the ICT sector and artificial intelligence, Secondary schools have a key role to play and come up with innovations that support industrial growth, thereby spurring transformation through the creation of more jobs,” the message read in part.

The president says that as per the 2040 vision, Uganda’s education sector operates in an environment that is gearing up to transform the country to a middle income status.

“The country is steadily improving its performance in key human development indicators related to education and training so as to prepare the workforce for a dynamic labor market that requires an appropriate mix of increasingly sophisticated cognitive and technical skills where the large majority of jobs are outside agriculture and the informal sector,” said Museveni.

Therefore, the President congratulated Bwongyera Girls Secondary School for offering quality education to students and thus playing apart in the development of Uganda.

“As a country, we have benefited a lot from Secondary Education. I am glad to note that Bwongyera Girls Secondary is expanding and therefore building a dormitory and a Main Hall to cater for the increasing population of students,” he noted.

The Rt. Hon. PM Robinah Nabbanja (3rd right) the Bishop of South Ankole Diocese Rt. Rev. Nathan Ahimbisibwe  (4th left) and other leaders of Bwongyera Girls Secondary School receiving the donation from the President at the school play ground

The president thanked all the participants in the fundraising drive for the dormitory and Main Hall who turned up to support Bwongyera Girls Secondary School.

“When we work together, our effort will not be in vain but live to benefit many other generations. Once again, I pledge the Government’s unwavering support to Bwongyera Girls Secondary School,” the statement read.

The Bishop of South Ankole diocese Rt. Rev. Ahimbisibwe Nathan lauded President Yoweri Museveni for supporting the development of the country.

“Please extend our heartfelt appreciation to H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the president of the republic of Uganda for supporting the development of the country in all sectors,” said Ahimbisibwe.

The Woman Member of Parliament Ntungamo district Joselyne Kamateneti thanked the government for donating computers to the school.

“We appreciate the computers that were given to Bwongyera Girls Secondary school but we request for more because of the high enrolment of 633 students,” said Kamateneti.

She asked the government to extend electricity to areas within Nyamunuka town council because the number connected to power is still limited.

Sam Mucunguzi the LC V chairperson Ntungamo asked the government to support the district especially in the sectors of education and infrastructure.

A section of students of Bwongyera Grils Secondary school attending the 40th anniversary celebrations in Ntungamo District

Mucunguzi said that working as a team has led to improvement in service delivery in the district and also pledged to rally behind President Yoweri Museveni come 2026 presidential elections.

“We have done underground work and we hope come 2026 Ntungamo district will be the best in voting Yoweri Kaguta Museveni,” said Mucunguzi.

Old students of Bwongyera Girls Senior Secondary school thanked president Yoweri Museveni for supporting Girl child education in line with the sustainable development goals.

The Prime Minister assured the people of Nyamunuka town council that the government will address issues raised such as inadequate power supply and the need for more teachers at the school.

The president contributed 80 million shillings.

Bwongyera Girls Secondary school is famous for producing prominent personalities in the country including the First Lay and minister for Education Mrs. Janet Kataaha Museveni among others.