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Ministry of Education Asks Financiers for Extension of Deadlines of Projects



Authorities in the Ministry of Education and Sports have requested for extension from financiers of various projects whose completion dates are nearing expiry.

The Education Ministry Permanent Secretary, Alex Kakooza says the appeal is based on the fact that several projects have stalled due to the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

He explains that there has been little or no work over the last six months.

According to Kakooza, some projects need international collaborations but given the fact that the airport had been closed, a number of key individuals couldn’t travel to Uganda.

Kakooza says they have already shared their plight with Finance Ministry officials who are expected to engage their financiers including the World Bank among others to extend the grant period. 

Some of the affected projects are the Uganda skills development project through, which government has been operationalizing the Business, Technical, Vocational Education, and Training- BTVET strategic Plan.

The Shillings 369 billion project has been running since April 2016 and was expected to be completed in August this year.

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