Lunga District In Luapula
Lunga District In Luapula

About 250 children are learning under a Mango tree at Matipa Community School in Lunga District of Luapula province.

The Community school has no infrastructure and the Church building the pupils were squatting in collapsed two weeks ago forcing them to attend classes under a mango tree.

The school goes up to grade 3 with volunteer teachers among them grade 12 school leavers.

This came to light last week when First Lady Esther Lungu visited the area on her continued tour of the Luapula Province.

Mrs. Lungu interacted with the pupils and encouraged them to concentrate on their education.

Last week, Acting Minister of General Education Vincent Mwale announced that K19.5 million has been embezzled at the Ministry resulting in the suspension of funding by the International Development.

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    • Emerine kabanshi’s constituency, i thought pf constituencies are highly developed,since mp is from the ruling pate.

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  1. And someone is buying himself a luxury plane from borrowed cash. How many school can we do with $45m. God help Zambia,

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  2. Lunga district is one of the most challenging districts in Zambia. Going there for the first time was like woohoo God is this how your people survive? What a sacrifice by civil servants. They deserve at least 30% rural hardship allowance. What a place.

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  3. and we have a government spending billions on tear gas. this is what you voted for you silly monkeys. In other countries the pf would have been forced to stand down. But here you are so docile in zambia. You will march for one day and then forget. it is because you have become immune to poverty in zambia. Even my wife thinks that zambians are used to suffering. she couldnt believe it her first time in zambia when she had a conversation with my zambian friends who seemed to praise their suffering. she couldnt understand why they were proud of having suffered in life and why they expected their kids to suffer also. She does not understand why in zambia it is shunned upon to live a wealthy life and have it easy in life.. my wife is european btw

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  4. Something wrong with this story. First, how can you have a community school with no infrastructure? Can anyone just wake up and point a finger and say this is a school? Second, who is in charge of this school? it must be affiliated and governed by some formal organization? incompetence and selfishness is the reason funds don’t reach their intended destination. We need to ask questions to whoever is in charge of this school, why have they not lobbied the government for assistance? If this is a registered Zambian school then it should be funded in the same way the government funds all the other schools in the country. People are quick to look at donor aid…sort your own mess out first.

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  5. ooh my God…
    you spending on tear gas..
    now how can you tell the children to continue learning under the tree …
    this is a rain season now……

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  6. “Mrs. Lungu interacted with the pupils and encouraged them to concentrate on their education” heartless people

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