Over the years Uganda’s oldest Agriculture College at Bukalasa in Luwero District has been facing challenges of insufficient classrooms and insufficient mechanized equipment for use in teaching modern agriculture.
This prompted the government of Uganda in 2020 to launch plans to rehabilitate the College, with the support from the world Bank.
Now the government of Uganda through its ministry of education and sports has officially received Bukalasa multipurpose building facility from contractor VAMBECO Enterprise, the facility is under the Uganda Skills Development Project.
While receiving the facility, Galvin Kisolo Lule the principal Bukalasa College commended the government for addressing the challenges that has been facing the college.
Kisolo However pointed out the issue of water for production in the fields that needs to be addressed and humbly urged the ministry to include it on the new contract
The chairperson of Luwero district local government Erastus Kibirango expressed happiness towards government efforts to revamp the historical college and pledged good working relations with the college administration.
On behalf of the permanent secretary ministry of education and sports Ms. Egau Director for higher technical vocational education training at the ministry of education and sports, applauded the Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Museveni, for her relentlessness in steering the USDP Project to this stage.
At the same event another six classroom blocks were ground broken as well as renovating other facilities at the college, and here the PS appealed to the district leaders and local communities to intensify the central role they have always played in monitoring the completion of these works.
Under the plan, the college will have a library, layer and broiler barns, a piggery unit, a feed mill, a milk processing plant and toilets. The college will also get a laundry house, a pullet barn, and generator house, among others.
Under the same USDP, the government has also upgraded Kaberamaido Technical Institute, Rwentanga Farm Institute in Mbarara and Ssese Farm Institute in Kalangala.