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Lack of school facilities forces over 500 children in Nchelenge to roam

Rural News Lack of school facilities forces over 500 children in Nchelenge to roam...

Over 500 children of school going age at Nchelenge’s Kashitu village are said to be the village due to lack of school facilities in the area.

The village is on Chisenga Island which splits Lake Mweru and Luapula River has had
no school following the collapse of a community school last year.

This came to light when Nchelenge District Commissioner, Wilson Kasoloko and
Assistant Secretary in the Office of Luapula Province Permanent Secretary, Blackson
Thomas Ndhlovu visited the Island to assess the area following rising water on both
Lake Mweru and Luapula river.

Acting Kashitu village headman, Mwaba Chilalo told the entourage which included
Nchelenge Police Station Inspector, Cassius Lusambo that the community school
collapsed after it was abandoned by teachers after parents failed to contribute
K2,000 towards their (teachers’) salaries.

The headman explained that there are no nearby schools resulting in the children
being left to roam the village.

And Mr. Ndhlovu bemoaned that the children’s future was at stake who he observed had
now taken up fishing to pass time.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Can we please focus our attention on urgent matters like this one rather than keep on dreaming driving a $53000 vehicle around the streets of Lusaka. 500 children stranded is not an issue to be handled casually. Please act quickly without delay.

  2. Tears me apart to hear such things are happening while everybody is fighting for political power in lusaka. Why do the MMD fail to perform any serious national work? To live the work of paying teachers’ salaries to desperately poor villagers is the worst form of injustice any govt can do to its people.

  3. I think the govt has no clue of what is going on in area’s like Nchelenge. Either that or they have their priorities really wrong. The first thing that a govt should lose sleep over, is the well being of their people. Rise up MMD and ACT now. The greatest service that the govt can do is to provide for their own citizens rather than give tax incentives to foreigners.

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