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Lack of toilets at GRZ Primary School in Kazungula district worries residents

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Lack of toilets at GRZ Primary School in Kazungula district has become a source of worry by concerned parents residing in the surrounding area.

The situation has forced pupils to be using the nearest bush to answer the call of nature during school working days.

This came to light during a community developmental meeting held at GRZ School recently which was well attended by more than 70 parents and area ward councilor for Mandia, Brighton Mwampole.

Presenting a progress report for the school, School Project chairperson Abnala Phiri highlighted a number of challenges GRZ School was faced with citing among others, poor sanitation as a result of lacking toilets at the school.

Phiri disclosed that the school was almost closed by the district council last term for failure to comply with the school requirements.

He added that parents have also failed to commit themselves to be paying school fees for their children a situation he said was a big challenge for the school.

Reacting to the progress report for the school, Mandia ward councilor Brighton Mwampole said it was an embarrassing situation to note that things were not progressing well at the school.

Mwampole said it was important that parents worked hand in hand with the school authority to address some of the challenges the school was faced with such as constructing toilets for the school.

He appealed to parents to come on board and make sure that the needed toilets are constructed as soon as possible to avoid unnecessary closures next term.

The area councilor also advised parents to remain committed in paying for their children’ school fees so that the school can progress well.

Mwampole stressed the need for the community members to play an important role in developing their respective areas by being proactive on issues of developmental nature.

He said it was vital for every responsible citizen to leave a legacy behind in their respective community they live in so that the future generation can also follow suit

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