Government has revealed its plans to procure over 100 motor vehicles for the Ministry of Education in the country.
Education Deputy Minister Sydney Mushanga made a revelation when he met with Northern Province Permanent Secretary Hlobotha Nkunika and Provincial Education Officer Jobbicks Kalumba before gracing this year’s graduation ceremony at Lukasha trades training institute in Kasama today.
Mr Mushanga said government is alive to the transport challenge the education sector was going through in the country.
He added that government is therefore committed to ensuring that it improves the working conditions by providing all the necessary needs in the sector.
The Education Deputy Minister said it is in this vein that government is planning to buy one hundred and fifteen (115) vehicles for the Ministry to be distributed across the country.
He said the vehicles will be purchased as soon as funds are released from the treasury.
Mr Mushanga further said government is also aware of other challenges faced by the education sector and that it is committed to addressing most of them.
He also assured the people of Northern Province that government is working on modalities to fulfil its promise of building a university in the province.
Meanwhile, Mr Nkunika thanked government for assuring people in the area with a university which has been waited for for a long time.
He said the move by government to build a university has come at a right time when people needed the facility most.