By Ronald Kabuye
Opposition Forum for Democratic Change FDC has advised government to abandon their decision to close down thousands of private schools that do not meet the necessary requirements.
The party spokesperson Hon. Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda says that government should instead help the schools to meet the requirements rather than celebrating their closure since their role does not stop at setting standards but also to educate the children thus private schools are only helping them.
He added that government in any way lacks the moral authority to close down school since it failed in its own policy which requires it establish schools from parish level and to manage the few that they have which simply means that it has failed to protect rights parents and school going children.
The call comes at a time when schools have opened today which will leave 100’s of children with no where to go for education incase closures are implemented.
In the same way Ssemujju Nganda has threatened that they will mobilise the population to protest against the escalating fuel prices and power prices.
He emphasized that the two issues makes life difficult especially for people in urban area and thus if government fails to hear them this time, people will speak for themselves.
Meanwhile the party has confirmed the death of their Chief administrative officer Miss Rose Nassanga who passed on Monday morning at Mengo hospital.