Private school owners under the new leadership of Hassadu Kilabila are reminding president Museveni to fully implement his pledge to scrap taxes off private schools as agreed in their meeting held last year in Kampala.
Speaking at the event where Kilabila assumed office he stated that the president promised to have income tax paid by private schools scrapped since they are complimenting the government in extending education services to the citizens.
According to Kilabila currently private schools are chocking in financial hardships with over 6000 on the verge of losing property to banks due to loans.
The owners now want the president to expeditiously work on the implementation of the pledge to save private schools from landing into more financial problems when the tax man comes knocking on their doors.
The education sector is one of the hard hit sectors in the country by the pandemic since it was the first to be closed as a precautionary measure to control the likely spread of covid19.
Meanwhile, the new leadership of National private education institutions association Uganda confirms that starting May this year they will embark on the registration of all private schools in the country.
The newly elected chairman of the association Hassadu Kilabila says the exercise is aimed at asserting the number of private schools and renew membership of the association.
Kilabila adds that after the registration process they plan to take members through processes that will improve the standards under which they operate.
The association further calls on the government to relax on the new policies it is planning to introduce among them all schools paying uniform school fees, uniform salaries for their staff among others.
The association warns governments that the policies will grossly affect private schools and the education sector
The country currently has 100,000 private schools members employing over a million teaching and non teaching staff.