By Innocent Ruhangariyo
Kigezi residents have decried of lack of funds to facilitate Music Dance and Drama (MDD) competitions yet they help in stimulating the children’s talents.
Speaking to our Reporter, Medard Niwagaba who doubles as National Teachers College Kabale Music lecturer and chairperson Music Dance and Drama (M.D.D) committee for primary schools in Kigezi said that out of 18 schools that participate in primary music competitions, only four schools have shown interest through turn-up.
He revealed that when he contacted the people in-charge of school co-curricular activities, District School Inspectors, District Education Officers and District Chairpersons, they all pointed out that the behavior is due to lack of funding and the reduction of government capitation grants.
They therefore upon the public to render any help and promote music as both a talent and also, a source of employment opportunities mostly to the young generation.
Music Dance and Dramma (M.D.D) primary school competitions 2022 shall be hosted in Rubanda district at Bubaare Secondary School for regional level and after Masaka district shall host National competitions.