Giving a statement on the fire that gutted the school The state minister for higher education John Chrystom Muyingo said that nine students have lost their lives (Update: 11 now confirmed dead) while nine students sustained injuries and receiving treatment at Manya , Kalisizo and Kitovu.
Muyingo also says that government has given to given financial contributions to the families of the students of the children that were affected in the fire to assist them in paying medical bill and making burial arrangements.
Muyingo also says that they would like schools to equip their institutions with fire extinguishers and also equip them with techniques on how to combat fire.
However a number of MPs mainly from the central region are bitter why government had failed to bring out a report on the so many schools that have been burnt and students loosing lives.
Rakai woman Mp Juliet Kinyamata and Robinah Sentongo Kyotera woman MP said that they need a report to know the people behind these acts. ‘Don’t make us suspect that there are big people in government behind the fires, many schools have been burnt but no one is coming out to give a report. What is intelligence doing – she stated.