Government needs K600 million to equip 220 schools

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Kanyonyo Secondary School in Kapulanga Community's mobile laboratory
Kanyonyo Secondary School in Kapulanga Community’s mobile laboratory

The Government needs more than 600 million kwacha for it to fully equip 220 schools which were recently upgraded from basic to secondary level, with fully-fledged laboratories, General Education Minister Dennis Wanchinga has said.

JCTR recently conducted media site visits in Mongu Western Province.

The team visited Kanyonyo secondary school which is grappling with inadequate computer laboratory space and equipment for Grade 12 exam and learning purposes as the existing mobile facility, taking 35 students at a specific time.

Kanyonyo Secondary School in Kapulanga Community has had no ablution block for over three years now.

Lack of sanitation is contributing to poor quality education and a learning environment considering that for now a makeshift ablution is built with reed mats.

JCTR says it hopes that once government secures the funds, Kanyonyo school will not be left out among the 220 school.

In picture below is the school’s mobile laboratory and makeshifts ablution used by pupils.

Kanyonyo Secondary School in Kapulanga Community's makeshifts ablution used by pupils
Kanyonyo Secondary School in Kapulanga Community’s makeshifts ablution used by pupils

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      Get a loan from IMF. You have proved prudent in your spend so far.

      I have no doubt you will use that money wisely.

      Mr Mutati I’m talking to you.

      Stable currency, influx of foreign investment, malls built left Right and centre, roads built, for engines procured

      This is a definition of a successful Government to me.

      Thanks

      BB2014,2016

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      assuming 500 pupils at each school we are talking about 110 000 children and yet this inept PF govt found it prudent to buy over priced Fire engines! A day of reckoning will surely come

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      Jonathan must be bad with money, priorities! Buy beer or food? Go party or pay rent? Buy fire trucks used by bazungus for rescuing cats in trees or equip schools at home??

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      Sorry my children, there is no money for your education as our hard earned taxes and huge loans borrowed on our behalf was stolen by Lungu and his PF thieves.

      Maybe you should just learn to steal yourselves and then you can enjoy expensive travels all over the world while the rest of your Zambian family wallow in poverty and hunger.

      Don’t worry about the consequences of your dishonesty and lies, just join a corrupt political party and make sure you share a few millions of your loot with someone like Lungu, and you will never be caught or prosecuted and punished for the evil you have done.

      Just call for a day of “prayer and fasting” and do some dancing at elections and you will be fine.

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      Just the kickback from that Fire Truck Tender can buy those desks and the excess from that grossly overpriced Ndola- Lusaka can pay for upgrading all schools in the country. When we tell you our leaders are reckless empty tins.

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      When you have a known thief in state house, The guy who swindles a widow client, He will milk the govnmt, coffers dry, $42 m for fire trucks, my foot and yet schools are in a sorry site and hospitals are a death trap.

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      Those mediocre
      grass thatched dippers are for teachers, pupils rush to answer the call of nature behind antihills, where do you think all that juicy mushrooms that litters out highways in the rainy season comes from?

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    And lungu and his associates go and steal $20 million…….they charged Zambia $1 million for fire trucks costing $380,000,
    Check them below…..

    www google.co.uk/amp/s/www.crawleyhappytimes.co.uk/new-state-of-the-art-fire-engine-for-crawley/amp/

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      Copy and paste the article here..Zambians are lazy to follow that link even when some is clearly stealing from them.

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      It’s what they do with the info is what matters. Given the docility of Zambians, even if given facts on a silver platter, they will find a reason to discredit the facts so that they have no reason to act.

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      Enka

      I too feel your pain.
      But we as concerned citizens can not stand by just reading blogs while Zambia is being looted left right and centre.. …we can help arrest the situation by condemning this corruption on line aggressively.. …participate in on line petitions on face book and other madia, only the international community who PF depend on for aid can stop this rot…….

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      Sorry, the copy and paste of the link should not include the www part……only

      google.co.uk/amp/s/www.crawleyhappytimes.co.uk/new-state-of-the-art-fire-engine-for-crawley/amp/

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    220 schools upgraded by PF but you hear a chi oppo chikopo ati it was mmds projects, so what , even if it were true ,it was planned by Unip or Mmusi Maimane party who cares…. PF delivered what others couldn’t, a thinking Government looks green… I’m breaker, I’m transcendent and i approve this message

    #HHLIES

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      You are breaker, you are transgender….

      You all theives in PF, that 20 million stolen by lungu and bokani soko would have gone a long way upgrading these schools….

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      Which F00Ls will buy those used $300,000 fire tenders for $1 million ????

      Face it Peter, that money is in secret bank accounts in some tax haven like Panama and the only trace of it Zambians will ever see is the TAXES and ROAD TOLLS they will be forced to pay to pay back the kaloba and the interest on the borrowed money that was stolen.

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      No council would be fooooolish enough to pay over $100k as they are no classed as used…what you people dont understand is a brandnew car depreciates immediately you drive off the show room.

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    Clear lack of priorities by these greedy empty tins who are happy to pay twice for Ndola – Lusaka road and buying Fire Engines for double the price all so they can pocket the difference yet its these kids who will be paying back those loans!!

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    If the government can manage to purchase go’nga fire fighters trucks at $ 42million, surely cannot hesitate to fund schools which is much more important that those so called fire fighter trucks. We wait and see, bushe ba Lungu balibwela kubulaya mwa?

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      Remember that with the Fire Trucks the lazy foooools paid cash when it comes to water and other services they run to Africa Development Bank and World Bank.
      Even Parliament Motel a pointless accomodation facility which is used as brothel or slaighter house gets higher priority than future leaders. Where on earth have seen MPs getting exclusive accomodation..what are they hiding? We pay them housing allowance why dont they go other hotels?

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    One thing I can predict……expect a fire anytime now with one of those gonga trucks conveniently nearby to save the day…….the theives have been cornered and will use state institutions to start a fire anytime now to deflect attention and justify the cost, they were enjoying the money but because of the public out cry they are regrouping ……watch this space….

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    WHY YOU SHOULD CARE

    By Pilato

    The ACC does not investigate or prosecute serving ministers or those close to the President. The Anti Corruption Commission has become nothing but political gun used to shoot down those that don’t agree with the president or the government. If the responsibility to fight corruption is left for the anti corruption alone, Zambia will be like “umulembwe wachipuba”, politicians will just be coming steal and leave. According to them politicians only become corrupt when they leave offices.

    Our Churches have made peace with the government, they have abandoned the route that Jesus Christ prescribed for his followers but have chosen the route prescribed by the government. They fight the devil in spirit but dance with him in physical. They call for…

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    Why on earth should government officials give a toss on Zambian education let alone invest in it when their children and those of the lobbyists attend private schools or go abroad for education? It’s ok for this regime to down play the capabilities of our graduates and ask them to become innovative without resources imbedded in opportunities that a responsible government would create to even the playing field?! But you a local matero graduate to critique otherwise. This is who we are as a people, very docile despite evidence of incompetence by our law makers cleaning up our resources with impunity. What do we do, go for prayers and fast? St00p1d!!!

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    Why on earth should government officials give a toss on Zambian education let alone invest in it when their children and those of the lobbyists attend private schools or go abroad for education? It’s ok for this regime to down play the capabilities of our graduates and ask them to become innovative without resources imbedded in opportunities that a responsible government would create to even the playing field?! But you get a local matero graduate to critique otherwise. This is who we are as a people, very docile despite evidence of incompetence by our law makers cleaning up our resources with impunity. What do we do, go for prayers and fast? St00p1d!!!

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    I don’t understand this government, they need 600m($63m) for schools yet they spent 400m($42m) on fire trucks? Were is their priority? These are the worst ever leaders I have seen in this country

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    The fire engine scandal is one of the many ways this clueless government of dim wits is using to steal tax payers money. Just look at Lusambo .He has overnight transformed from a poor thief to owning several expensive cars .Where on earth has he got the money from ? How can you even think of going stupid trips to Swaziland when you have a school like this in the picture.

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    The fire engine scandal is one of the many ways this clueless government of dim wits is using to steal tax payers money. Just look at Lusambo .He has overnight transformed from a poor thief to owning several expensive cars .Where on earth has he got the money from ? How can you even think of going on stupid trips to Swaziland when you have a school like this in the picture. Something is seriously wrong with Lungu .

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    Mobility and ecommunication first then funding those rural schools later. Who told that is a key priority? Mobile towers first so that people can easily communicate. Build Dual Carriage way between Lusaka and Ndola to make our roads more safer. Look at the stretch between Lafarge in Chilanga all the way to Kafue Round About. There has been a reduction in fatalities from RTA and Traffic congestion. In Solwezi they are doing the same a DUAL CARRIAGE between Kandenba ( Airport Area) up to Kifumbwa or General Hospital Turn off. It shall be SAFE all good driving on our Roads. With 4th or 5th Mobile service providers coming on board, it will work to the advantage of the consumers as they providers launch market share wars to retain or attract more customers. Look at the beer industry, There is…

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    K600m is roughly about $70m meaning that if the government has listed its priorities well they would only be looking for $38m has they have not bought the fire truck tenders at an abnormal price.

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