By Kampala Post Reporter
HOIMA. The government has completed the construction of two primary schools in the oil refinery area in Hoima District.
The schools located in Kabaale parish, Buseruka Sub County are meant to cater for the education needs of the community members who were evicted from the land earmarked for the construction of the oil refinery in Kabaale parish, Buseruka Sub-county.
Government hired Build Base construction Company to relocate Nyahaira primary school to Kyakaboga and Kyapuloni primary school to Katooke area from the 29square kilometer piece of land in Kabaale parish which government secured to accommodate oil facilities like the Oil refinery and the international airport.
The construction of the schools will be a relief for the parents and their children who were evicted in 2012, and have since lacked access to education.
The facilities at each of the new schools include seven classroom blocks, staff quarters, kitchen, pit-latrines and water tanks.
The construction for these schools has been ongoing since 2016 until Thursday when the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development handed over the facilities to Hoima local government for use.
Honey Malinga, the acting Director Petroleum in the Directorate of Petroleum at the Ministry of Energy, who commissioned the schools, said that the district education department should own the project and improve education standards.
Malinga also advised the community to properly utilize the facilities.
Godfrey Sserwanja, the Hoima district education officer says the schools will provide employment opportunities to residents and also improve the education standards.