In her maiden speech, the Minister for Teso Affairs Ms Christine Amongin Aporu commended his excellency president Yoweri Museveni for his tireless efforts in initializing Soroti university which she said was a spirited support and a landmark history in Teso, Amongin who was very happy with the NRM government efforts in supporting education noted that NRM is on the course to support the university education in Teso beginning with Science.
If Uganda is to ensure competitiveness in the global market, Amongin said. She requested for the task force to be based in Soroti but not in a remote accommodation, adding that the construction must be finished before the next elections.
She amused the audience when she said that “Not and not everything that counts can be counted and not everything that can be counted counts” I want a university that counts as an important house of knowledge. She said she was committed to working with the Soroti university task force.I am at the disposal of Professor Ikoja to do the work, am committed to working with all the members of the task force. She suggested that courses such as irrigation, medicine, water and science should be introduced.