The State Minister responsible for Microfinance Haruna Kasolo has come out to heap praise on his boss President Museveni for his decision to send children back home from schools amidst the COVID 19 pandemic.
Kasolo made the comments while appearing on the NBS Barometer program yesterday 21st September 2021.
Minister Kasolo added that Ugandans need not to panic in regards to opening schools because even a third wave is expected.
“God should reward President Museveni for the decision he made by ordering the children back home in the second wave.
A third wave is expected. We need not to rush taking children back to school,” Minister Haruna Kyeyune Kasolo said.
Kasolo said that if all stakeholders are patient, then schools could reopen in January 2022 when the government has vaccinated at least 22 million people.
However, Kalungu East MP Joseph Gonzaga Ssewungu disagreed with the minister saying that children’s continuity at home has continued to pose them many risks especially girls who are coerced into sexual relationships resulting into pregnancies.
He added that the safest place in the world for children is schools something that was reaffirmed by MP Betty Nambooze.
NRM cadre and former MP aspirant Francis Babu said that the blame game should stop and all parties do their jobs especially when it comes to safeguarding children.
“Parents are supposed to do their job. Children get pregnant at home? What are you doing?
We should all be responsible by following the SOPs. Let us stop the blame game,” Francis Babu said.
Babu however came to the defence of school stakeholders saying that government should have helped the private teachers too.
He then said that teachers going back to classes need to be retrained and government needs to change the module of education and regulate private schools.
Political analyst Rwomushana said that Gen Museveni is ruling the country the same way he rules over his family.
This is because they are gambling with the management of the country because they have all been employed in different sectors of the economy.
” President Museveni and his family are gambling with the management of all aspects of the country.
How do you sanction your wife when she fails to perform? How do you sanction your darling?
How do you sanction your brother, sister, and son?” Rwomushana questioned.
Babu again didn’t shy away from criticising the government he serves saying that the country is in a state of chaos and therefore people need to change their behaviours from top to bottom.
He then said the government should give people a way forward and reopen schools.
He also said that the Ministry of Education and Sports has decayed the education system which now needs to be revamped.
“We are tired of too much English and lies. We want children back at school
Ministry of Education has a decayed system. It has to be revamped and rethought,” Francis Babu added.
Nambooze on her part said that the education system should be handed back to the educationists who understand it and not money makers.