By Leilah Bbaale
Uganda Technical College Kichwamba in Kabarole district has commissioned three buildings built under the Albertine region sustainable project.
Silver Mukwasibwe, Principal Kichwamba College, says that they secured a loan of Shillings 8Billion from the World Bank to enable them erect three workshops for students targeting the Oil and gas sectors.
These include students training in electrical installation, welding and fabrication, plumbing and pipefitting, carpentry and joinery. Mukwasibwe also says that the same project also saw the institution unveil a brand new Bus Registration number UG 2988 E.
He said that their target is to produce excellent professionals to fit the world market and those that will benefit the country when oil extraction starts.
He revealed that oil and gas studies are highly specialized to an extent that one class is likely to have a maximum of 20 students unlike other courses where a class would have 100 students.
Mukwasibwe noted that this is likely to make the courses expensive in nature, adding that government alone will not manage to sponsor the training of many students.
Richard Rwabuhinga, the LC V Chairperson Kabarole District, who represented the school governing council, called upon Ugandans especially those in the region to take advantage of the Oil and Gas sector and utilize the facility to the maximum.