UNITED FOR ONE CAUSE;Teachers join hands to cut their cake to mark their international day celebrations held at Banda NCDC gardens.
KCCA marks World teachers’ day with demand to salary increments
By Kitts D.Mabonga
Every year the world comes together to celebrate teachers day with a view to look back and reflect on successes and seek solutions to prevailing challenges.
In this respect KCCA held its festivities at the national curriculum development centre (NCDC) at Banda in Nakawa division and key demands from various speakers of the day echoed their demands for better pay, descent housing, Health Care and a good political environment that favors the teacher fraternity.
Opening the Pandora box on government was the mayor of Nakawa division Eng. Ronald Nsubuga Balimwezo who revealed how he was ready to go on strike as a vehicle to compel the government to consider increasing the pay for teachers across board.
[L-R] Namuddu is flanked by the Nakawa division Mayor Eng. Balimwezo as he officially launches the ‘nsobedwa ekka nemukibira’ book that was authored by Darmallie Kibirige extreme right.
Balimwezo who said he is a professional teacher who taught at Kyambogo University wants government to unconditionally increase the gross teacher salary because of their strategic significance to society.
The chairperson Kampala primary schools head teachers Association prince James Jjuuko said teachers of Kampala are doing a commendable job of teaching the young population of tomorrow who needs to given all the necessary technical and logistical support to enable them realize their potential.
The KCCA director of education and social services Juliet Bambi Namuddu applauded the teacher’s fraternity for being in the forefront of offering high quality all round education services to the children of Uganda saying her authority would continue working with them for a win win situation for all.
She congratulated the teachers for the hard work and dedication towards serving their country saying they must remain focused, honest, obedient to their superiors and true love to both the children they teach and God the almighty.
Namuddu challenged the over 2,000 teachers to individually make preparations for retirement by setting up income generating projects were they can save for the future so that they can remain relevant outside normal employment circles.
She commended the Uganda national teachers Union (UNATU) for offering strategic guidance to their members saying KCCA strongly believes that is the best way of interacting with stakeholders.
Namuddu used the occasion to launch a new book titled “ Nsobedwa ekka nemukiibira” authored by DamallieMiritahKibirige who doubles as acting deputy headteacher Buganda Road primary school.
LETS CELEBRATE OUR DAY; Teachers doing the paka chini jig during celebrations marking their day over the weekend.
She congratulated Kibirige for interesting herself with that art of book writing saying it was good because it helps the readers especially the children to master their language and at the same time learn more interesting stories.
Kibirige in her brief remarks commended Namuddu and entire administration of KCCA education directorate and her school for their positive words of encouragement saying she was humbled and would write more such story telling books as a strategy to boost the reading culture in Luganda.