Uganda, Oct. 15 -- The Uganda Teachers' Cooperative Savings and Credit Union (UTCSCU) has started the process of building low-cost houses for teachers countrywide. The Sacco is an umbrella body of several teachers' saving groups across the country.

Speaking at the handover of a Shs10m cheque to Mpala Sacco of Busoga College Mwiri in Jinja City on Monday, Ms Joan Asiimwe, the managing director of UTCSCU, said many teachers have become homeless after retirement.

"Many teachers who are privileged to teach in government-aided schools stay at school until retirement and later find that they don't have where to go. There is a teacher at

Ntare School who taught for 32 years but was staying in the teachers' quarters, and upon retirement, he ende...