By Ali Mambule
Three weeks into the second school term, hundreds of pupils in Masaka District are still stranded in their homes over failure of their parents to raise money to buy school requirements.
Parents claim that they have not raised money to pay school fees in private schools as well as buying scholastic materials to take their children back to school.
This is what prompted former Masaka woman MP Freda Mubanda to come to their rescue and donated items including books, pens, geometry sets and pencils to over 200 children to help them report to school. While distributing school items in Kimaanya-Kyabakuza and Soweto in Katwe-Butego Divisions on Wednesday Mubanda said she had received a number of requests from parents and children to help them.