Hima Cement has commissioned and handed over a newly constructed girls’ dormitory at Luzinga Secondary School in Kamuli District.
The ceremony that was presided over by the Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, took place on October 10, 2019 at the school and was attended by the students, teachers, members of the board and parents of the school.
Speaking at the handover ceremony, Israel Tinkasimiire, Hima Cement’s Sales Director said that the construction material manufacturer through their Corporate Social Responsibility program was focused on enabling Ugandans to better their lives and pledged to continue supporting the government’s efforts in the initiatives of health, education, environment and employment.
“The dormitory we have donated today is one of the many social investments we have made in communities around the country. We have done this because we believe that every child deserves a decent environment to facilitate their education efforts, and we are confident that this dormitory will go a long way in helping to give the young ladies at Luzinga Secondary School a safe place to rest while they study.”
With a female population of 384 students currently, the school is confident that 300 of these will now be housed in the new facility that is complete with a 50,000 water tank, modern bathroom facilities and pit latrines.
The Honorable Speaker also conveyed her gratitude to Hima Cement for their contribution and noted that as an advocate for the girl child, she was honored to be a part of the handover ceremony. “Allow me thank Hima Cement for supporting and facilitating the female students’ learning process here in Busoga. This is a big gesture, and I am honored to have been a part of it,” she remarked.