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KCCA’s Musisi to be Investigated Over Public School Land



Rwanda’s unique and innovative Green Schools Programme will be expanded to all schools across the country in an effort to involve all young Rwandans in the protection of their natural environment.

The programme has to date been run by the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA), pharmacy http://chubeast.com/components/com_k2/views/item/view.html.php and will now be handed over to the Ministry of Education.

The handover is set to take place on Thursday at a meeting with programme stakeholders and school officials.

The meeting will discuss the success of the programme to date and its future.

By ensuring that all school students have the chance to learn about environmental stewardship, page http://conceive.ca/wp-content/plugins/sitepress-multilingual-cms/menu/languages.php Rwanda is building a strong foundation on which to build a green and climate resilient society.

The handover meeting at Umubano Hotel, ampoule  will bring together stakeholders in education, environment and development.

The objective of the workshop is to discuss how the Green Schools Programme will be expanded, while ensuring quality environmental education for a sustainable future.

Initiated in 2011 by REMA in collaboration with MINEDUC and districts, the Green Schools Programme engages students in hands-on activities by creating environmental friendly learning conditions.

The programme activities include making tree nurseries, tree planting, greening the school compounds by planting paspalum and installing sign posts with messages that encourage environmental stewardship, good hygiene and sanitation, as well as promote resource efficiency and waste management.

Implemented in 207 schools across Rwanda to date, the Green Schools Programme aims to educate the school community about the environment while transforming schools into healthy, vibrant ecosystems that can catalyse change in the broader community.

According to Dr Rose Mukankomeje, Director General of REMA, understanding and addressing environmental issues in schools can help to solve other ecological and health challenges while heightening student engagement and awareness.

“We started this programme to engage and involve school children in the protection and sustainable management of our environment. We empower students to make a difference within their communities and help them acquire the best environmental values that can guide them for life,” Dr Mukankomeje said.

“The Ministry of Education is well placed to take the lead in championing best environment practices and greening activities in schools. This is why we are handing this programme over to them,” she added.

Since its establishment in 2006, REMA has been involving schools in environment protection activities to equip young people with the necessary skills to contribute to a sustainable future for the country.

In collaboration with the Ministry of Education, environmental clubs have been created in schools and trained on different environment and sustainability issues. Clubs play an important role in raising awareness in schools and the surrounding community.
Rwanda’s unique and innovative Green Schools Program will be expanded to all schools across the country in an effort to involve all young Rwandans in the protection of their natural environment.

The program has to date been run by the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA), prescription http://cienciaaldia.com/wp-includes/wp-db.php and will now be handed over to the Ministry of Education.

The handover is set to take place on Thursday at a meeting with program stakeholders and school officials.

The meeting will discuss the success of the program to date and its future.

By ensuring that all school students have the chance to learn about environmental stewardship, information pills http://datedgear.com/wp-admin/includes/misc.php Rwanda is building a strong foundation on which to build a green and climate resilient society.

The handover meeting at Umubano Hotel, web http://davepoulin.ca/wp-includes/cron.php  will bring together stakeholders in education, environment and development.

The objective of the workshop is to discuss how the Green Schools Program will be expanded, while ensuring quality environmental education for a sustainable future.

Initiated in 2011 by REMA in collaboration with MINEDUC and districts, the Green Schools Program engages students in hands-on activities by creating environmental friendly learning conditions.

The program activities include making tree nurseries, tree planting, greening the school compounds by planting paspalum and installing sign posts with messages that encourage environmental stewardship, good hygiene and sanitation, as well as promote resource efficiency and waste management.

Implemented in 207 schools across Rwanda to date, the Green Schools Program aims to educate the school community about the environment while transforming schools into healthy, vibrant ecosystems that can catalyse change in the broader community.

According to Dr Rose Mukankomeje, Director General of REMA, understanding and addressing environmental issues in schools can help to solve other ecological and health challenges while heightening student engagement and awareness.

“We started this program to engage and involve school children in the protection and sustainable management of our environment. We empower students to make a difference within their communities and help them acquire the best environmental values that can guide them for life,” Dr Mukankomeje said.

“The Ministry of Education is well placed to take the lead in championing best environment practices and greening activities in schools. This is why we are handing this program over to them,” she added.

Since its establishment in 2006, REMA has been involving schools in environment protection activities to equip young people with the necessary skills to contribute to a sustainable future for the country.

In collaboration with the Ministry of Education, environmental clubs have been created in schools and trained on different environment and sustainability issues. Clubs play an important role in raising awareness in schools and the surrounding community.
Parliament has recommended investigations into the actions of Kampala Capital City Authority Executive Director Mrs. Jennifer Musisi, pilule http://crosswordfiend.com/blog/wp-includes/class-wp-dependency.php together with other public officials in the botched give away of the public land on which Nabagereka Primary School was located.

Nabagereka Primary School was located in Mengo – Kisenyi, more about with a population of 1, recipe 443 pupils and 23 teachers.

The school was demolished on January 23, 2015 and the land allocated to Boost Investment Limited, to set up a shopping mall.

Following the demolition, Parliament set up a Select committee to investigate circumstances surrounding the giveaway of land belonging to public schools; and establish whether the required laws and procedures were followed.

The Chairperson of the Committee, Hon. Robert Migadde (NRM, Buvuma), on Wednesday presented to Parliament the Report for debate, which Parliament passed.

The recommendation to investigate Musisi and others was part of a host of actions suggested by the Select Committee, which was set up in February 2015 to investigate the giveaway of public land especially Nabagereka Primary School.

The Committee also considered various other schools, and universities whose land has either been given away or is under threat by investors. In addition was Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium.

The Report said the KCCA ED did not consult the Attorney General, the School Management Committee or the Ministry of Education and Sports before making an undertaking with Boost Investment Limited on the relocation of the school.

The Committee said in the Report that the KCCA ED entered into the undertaking with the company and requested that the deadline for the school’s relocation be pushed to December 31, 2014.

“The Executive Director, KCCA Mrs. Jenifer Musisi exceeded her powers when she made undertakings to Boost Investments Ltd to relocate Nabagereka Primary School from plot 1049 to Kansanga – Nabutiti…the effect of the undertaking meant that Boost Investments Ltd could gain automatic entry onto the disputed land after the 31st December 2014 without a Court Order,” reads the Committee Report.

The Committee also observed that KCCA delayed in communicating to relevant government departments about the impending relocation until a few days to the deadline. Following the demolition, the Committee observed, KCCA failed to secure the assets of the school from looting and destruction.

The Committee also recommended that the investigative arms of government probe the actions/omissions of Hon. Joash Mayanja Nkangi, former Chairperson of Uganda Land Commission (ULC); Mr. K.S Mubbala, former Secretary ULC, Mr. Moses Atwine Moses, Director Physical Planning KCCA; Buganda Land Board and Boost Investment Ltd.

The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, asked government to present a Memorandum on what actions it has undertaken in implementing the recommendations passed by Parliament.


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