NSSF gives KCCA Shs 93m for schools’ renovations

National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has given Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Shs 93.2 million to facilitate the renovation of Makerere University Primary School and St. Paul’s Primary School Nsambya as part of its corporate social responsibility.

NSSF executive director Richard Patrick Byarugaba handed over the cheque to outgoing KCCA executive director Jennifer Musisi Ssemakula during the launch of renovations at Makerere University Primary School.

The renovations at the schools shall involve replacing damaged doors and windows at Makerere University Primary School and also the roof at St. Paul’s Primary School in addition to replacing the asbestos roof at the Nsambya school.

The funds are the proceeds from the NSSF Kampala Hash Seven Hill run that was held in Kampala in March 2018.

“It was a good partnership, a partnership that means that we can look at places like this which have been neglected, but also give back to society because it is these young ladies and men who will eventually become citizens of Uganda and contribute to NSSF. So, we are doing it for our own selfish interest but also helping out the kids because we know that education is the key to the future of these kids,” said Byarugaba.

NSSF launched the seven hills run in 2016 with an aim of raising Shs 240 million to improve the status of KCCA Schools.

NSSF has since then given KCCA more than Shs 284m for the improvement of the school facilities in Kampala.

KCCA executive director, Jennifer Musisi hailed NSSF for working with KCCA to uphold status of KCCA schools saying that an investment in children is an investment in the future.

“I wish I could just remove all the asbestos in one day but we are working progressively. I want to thank you for that contribution for making life better for our children, for making children healthier and making the teachers also healthier. Any investment in children be it in education or health is an investment in the future,” said Musisi.

She however urged society to shun wasteful expenditure but rather mobilise resources for a good call. Musisi says that parents for example can offer a hand in such renovations but providing free labour.