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Gov’t: Parents To Pay 20k Termly To Ensure Children Feed On Milk At School

Government has revealed that parents will contribute between Shs 10, 000 and Shs 20, 000 termly to ensure that their children feed on milk while at school.

The revelation was made by Prime Minister, Robinah Nabbanja during Thursday’s Parliamentary session. She said that Government has secured a partnership between the Ministry of Education and SNV Uganda, a Netherlands development Organisation which will help in subsidizing parents to provide milk for children at schools.

As such, Nabbanja said “parents will contribute between Shs10,000 and Shs20,000 each term to ensure their children are fed on milk at School.”

Juliet Achayo (Ngora County) was however concerned about why Government is “adding a burden to parents to pay for milk to be given to children at schools.”

Nabbanja, however, explained that milk was chosen because it provides bone building nutrients, specifically Calcium, Vitamin D and Magnesium which are of high nutrition for both good health and development.

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