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Uganda Baati Supports Busoga College Mwiri in sight to Refurbish the School.

Kampala, 4th February 2024– Uganda Baati, under the Safal Uganda Baati Foundation has supported one of Uganda’s oldest schools Busoga College Mwiri with the removal of the old asbestos iron sheets on two staff quarters and replaced them with quality steel sheets. This follows the college’s appeal last year to refurbish the school’s infrastructure so as to create a safe and conducive learning environment for both the students and teachers.

Peter Sibukule, the Headteacher of Busoga College Mwiri extended his gratitude towards Uganda Baati for stepping in and renovating the two teachers’ houses that were covered in asbestos. “When the teachers have safe and comfortable housing, they’re motivated to continue teaching and delivering excellent results. On behalf of the school administration we are truly humbled and grateful for your contribution,” Sibukule said.

Amon Aruho, the head of Human Resources at Uganda Baati Head applauded the school’s Old Boy’s Association for the continued effort in pushing for the school’s revamping through pooled funds and external sourcing. “We will continue to work with the Mwiri Old Boys Association to support and contribute to the removal of the old asbestos sheets on the different blocks to ensure a safe learning space,” he remarked.

According to the World Health Organization, more than 90,000 people around the globe die every year from asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma, while an estimated 125 million people worldwide remain at risk of occupational asbestos exposure. “When inhaled for a long time, asbestos fibers can become a threat to one’s health making them prone to serious health problems, especially with the lungs, and yet the school requires a healthy workforce to continue pursuing academic excellence,” Amon commented.

Busoga College Mwiri is found in Jinja district, Eastern Uganda and was founded in 1913 making it one of the oldest schools in Uganda. The school boasts a rich list of prominent alumni including Milton Obote, Ruhakana Rugunda, and Kirunda Kivejinja amongst others, however, the school infrastructure is now in a poor state and needs a facelift hence the call for support spearheaded by the Mwiri Old Boys Association.

“Shelter is one of the Safal Uganda Baati Foundation’s pillars, and this support is timely given the current state of the school. We promise to continue supporting the school where we can to regain its glory once again,” Amon said.

About Uganda Baati
Uganda Baati Limited is a Safal Group member Africa’s largest steel roofing company. Founded in 1964, Uganda Baati was the first company in the East African region to set up an ultra-modern galvanizing line. With branches in Tororo and Arua and 13 showrooms across the country. Uganda Baati is the country’s leading manufacturer and supplier of roofing sheets and allied building products.
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