Betty Aol Ocan, the Leader of Opposition in Uganda’s Parliament (LoP), has told first lady and education minister Janet Kataaha Museveni to resign over Rakai school fire.
A fire at St Bernard’s Secondary School, Mannya in Rakai District, on Sunday claimed 11 lives and left at least 37 injured and hospitalized.
Speaking in parliament on Tuesday, Aol Ocan, also the Gulu district woman MP, accused Mrs Museveni of failure to compel schools to implement safety guidelines.
“The minister, without the investigation reports of the past fires, she has no business in this house,” said LoP Aol.
“She has to resign.”
Aol reminded the house of the Budo Junior School fire that claimed 20 lives.
“How many fires have we had, start to count from 2008.”
When she visited St Bernard’s Secondary School, Mannya in Rakai District on Monday, Mrs Museveni said government would catch the arsonists.
She also said schools would be safer if communities worked towards having children who are not “insensitive and self-centered”.