By Prossy Namiiro
Opposition Democratic Party (DP) has asked the government of Uganda to establish Non-Performing Debt Trust under the Ministry of Finance for School proprietors that were operating on loans.
During the media briefing on World Teachers’ Day in Kampala, DP spokesperson Opio Okoler said that the only gift teachers must receive is to have their jobs protected especially now when schools are closed.
“It is time for the government to establish Non-Performing Debt Trust under the Ministry of Finance for School proprietors that got loans, it was ill advice from Minister that the school owners should sell off their property to pay loans, let the government take over and pay the non-performing loans acquired by school proprietors who shall pay after the resumption of schools, ” Opio said.
Okoler added that some schools, especially those that we’re renting their premises will not be able to open because landlords terminated their contracts.
“Given that schools have been closed for a period of close to two years, some won’t be able to open especially those that we’re renting their premises, the landlords terminated the contracts with school proprietors for failure to pay rent. These schools have been helpful to Ugandans in various parts of the country therefore money should be earmarked to get them back on the road of offering education services.” He urged