By; Francis Lubega
Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) is seeking for over 700 million shillings for procurement of sanitary pads for primary school girls in Kampala.
KCCA Acting Director in charge of Education department Juliet Namuddu while appearing before the Parliamentary Committee on Education revealed that although the initiative was considered in the budget, there is no money been allocated for it in the coming financial year.
Namuddu says that the procurement of sanitary pads is intended to benefit over 40,000 girls from primary four to primary seven in government aided schools around Kampala.
She says the pads proposed will be reusable for three years hence reducing on school girl drop outs.
KCCA also wants 620 million shillings to improve library services, including buying reading materials to equip community libraries as a strategy to improving the reading culture and literacy rate
Members of Parliament (MPs) on the committee have also agreed to summon KCCA Executive Director Jennifer Musisi and Ministers for Kampala Betty Kamya to explain the status of Kasubi Family Primary School which is not yet renovated though 300 million was approved for this cause.