Ntungamo Authorities Launch 1.9 Billion Shilling Facilities at Ruhaama Secondary School

By Anthony Kushaba


Authorities in Ntungamo District have launched the construction of new facilities worth 1.9 billion shillings at Ruhaama Secondary School. The groundbreaking ceremony, held at the school premises, marks the commencement of several key projects, including a computer laboratory complex, a multipurpose hall, six fully furnished classrooms, and two lined toilets with five stances each.

Speaking at the event, Ntungamo Deputy Resident District Commissioner Rosemary Atuhaire lauded the school’s and Board of Governors, led by Dr. Stephen Bwekingo, for their dedication to improving the school’s standards. Atuhaire also praised the government and the Ministry of Education and Sports for allocating the necessary funds for these critical facilities.

“The government’s commitment to education is evident in this substantial investment. We are confident that these new facilities will significantly enhance the learning environment at Ruhaama Secondary School,” said Atuhaire.


Ntungamo District Vice Chairperson Asuman Kigongo echoed these sentiments, emphasizing the district’s dedication to supporting the education sector. He urged the school authorities to ensure that the allocated funds are used effectively and that the projects provide value for money.

Lawrence Mbabazi, the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer of Ntungamo District, highlighted the meticulous selection process for the contractor, underscoring the district’s commitment to quality and accountability. “We have been very careful in choosing a contractor to ensure that the work done is of high quality and that it meets the needs of the school,” Mbabazi stated.

Edgar Kwesiga, Director of Goldina Contractors and General Supplies, assured attendees of their commitment to delivering quality work within the stipulated timeframe. “We are dedicated to executing this project with the highest standards and completing it on schedule,” Kwesiga assured.


The need for these new facilities is underscored by the current enrollment at Ruhaama Secondary School, which stands at 873 students. The District Education Officer, Fred Bahati, noted the urgent necessity for the new buildings to alleviate the strain on the school’s existing infrastructure.

Nicholas Tumutoreine, the headteacher of Ruhaama Secondary School, expressed his gratitude for the intervention, noting its importance in addressing overcrowding. “The new computer laboratory is especially critical as it will support the integration of information technology into our curriculum, which is essential in modern education,” Tumutoreine said.


Dr.Stephen Bwekingo the chairperson board of governors revealed that the new facilities are expected to significantly enhance the educational experience at Ruhaama Secondary School, providing much-needed space and resources for the students and staff. He said that the project’s successful completion will mark a notable improvement in the school’s capacity to deliver quality education.