Bukedea women ask government to extend adult literacy

He said the council's role is to draw services closer to the people.

Bukedea: A section of women in Kabarwa subcounty in Bukedea district have asked the government, through the office of the subcounty chairperson, to extend adult literacy to their community.

This concern was raised over the weekend during the youth and women financial management training organized by the Speaker Annet Among Anita.

Adult education is a practice in which adults engage in systematic and sustained self-educating activities in order to gain new forms of knowledge, skills, attitudes, or values.

Ms. Mary Akol, one of the women’s representatives, told this website they have been cheated in their business because of not being able to read and write.

“We welcome all the government programs, but our request through the office of the subcounty chairperson is to let the government extend adult education to our community,” said Ms. Akol.

Ms. Akol also added that most of them have the feelings of becoming great leaders right from their village’s SACCO, but they lack knowledge capacity.

“Some of our leaders play with the offices even if business people cheat us due to a lack of knowledge,”  added Ms. Akol.

Mr. Ben Angura, the Kabarwa Sub County LCIII chairperson, says his council is going to table the matter to ensure that the women’s desires are put in place.

He said the council’s role is to draw services closer to the people.

“We have received their proposal now, and as the council, we were going to table it with the guidance of the sub-county speaker,”  said Mr. Angura.

However, Stephen Okurut, the Bukedea district education officer, told this publication on Thursday, June 6, 2024, that the adult education system was eliminated from the mainstream and was handed over to the office of the community.

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