President Museveni primary school
President Museveni meets Magufuli

President Museveni vows to construct a Primary School in Chato District in Tanzania

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to construct a primary school in Tanzania, according to a Tanzanian TV report.

President Museveni made the promise during a rally held in Chato District, president John Pombe Magufuli of Tanzania home district. Museveni had gone to Tanzania to pay a visit to Magufuli’s sick mother.

The rally was broadcasted live on Tanzanian National Television, Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation (TBC) television.

However, addressing the rally Magufuli informed people that Museveni has vowed to construct a primary school in Chato District.

“My people, I want you to show gratitude to our brother and friend (Museveni), who has come from Angola, passed every country on the way and come specifically to see us. Now he has told me he wants to contribute to our education here by building classes for our children. Listen to him from his mouth,” Magufuli said.

Speaking Museveni asked authorities to point where the school should be constructed such that he starts right away.

“Once you show me space/land, I will build seven classroom blocks to educate our children. To me, this is like home. I feel happy whenever I am here,” said Museveni.

After his communication, Magufuli and Chato residents granted Museveni land in Nyabirezi village Chato District in Geita region, to construct the school.

“Now you see, Mzee Museveni will give us seven classroom blocks, that means that if a child starts school, they can study from one block in primary one and keep moving blocks until primary Seven. Give him thunderous applause,” said Magufuli.

It’s not the first time for Museveni to construct a school in Tanzania, he has one school named after him in Kagera and other schools in the same region.

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He also constructed a 1.7bn shilling schools in Muleba District, Geita region in Tanzania, in areas of Nyaligamba, Muhutwe, Kamachumi and Nyamiyaga Murongo.

He also contributed 700m shillings for school construction in Rwanda, in 2015.