Rodwell Mwepu secondary school in Solwezi district has been operating without water for two years now, authorities have revealed.

This was after Northwestern Water Supply and Sewerage Company disconnected water supply to the school in 2017 due to a huge bill.

School head teacher Kennedy Jaime said the school owes the water utility company over K120, 000 and has to date only managed to pay about K20, 000.

Mr. Jaime told ZANIS in Solwezi today that the situation poses a health risk not only to the over 4,200 pupils at the school but also to teachers.

He has since appealed to relevant authorities to help the school sink a borehole that will help alleviate the water problem.

Solwezi District Commissioner Rosemary Kamalonga said she will engage relevant stakeholders to find a way of assisting the school.

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    • The headmaster needs to explain the reason why the water bill wasn’t paid. These pupils pay utility fees and because Zambians are crooked, love free things and stealing, he just ignored paying the bill pocketing the money. If an audit was taken, I guarantee he will have invoices for water bill payment for those periods.The headmaster needs to be fired. Period!

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    • The money being wasted on lazy Lungu’s unproductive travels could’ve been used to solve problems like this one. This is abnormal and unacceptable. How can you say that you have a functioning government in the country like this? It just shows that these clowns don’t value education at all. And yet they’re talking about building a new State House for corrupt Lungu, while schools are falling apart in the country. What a shame.

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  1. Meanwhile our Lazy President is flying to RSA for routine check and staying for a further 8 days …that money wasted in RSA would have sorted Rodwell Mwepu Secondary School’s issues indefinitely!!

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  2. Apart from this schoool without, Zambian civil servants salaries have been diluted due to the depreciation of the kwacha against no sensible increament. People are now getting a salary as less as $300 ie degree holders. During the MMD and Michael Chilufya Sata time salaries had meaning when converted to us$. It seems this government is heartless to its own citizens. This will prompt citizens to vote for a party which has a tribal tag (UPND) because of the above discovered mess which civil servants are now in. A salary increament of less than 100% will mean nothing to poor civil servants because the last meaningful salary increaments were made only in 2011 by MCS. Current thieves seems not to care for its civil service. Shame on you!

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  3. This is not about the government but the school management, Kennedy Jaime should take responsibility of the water situation at the school. The PTA should come in and sort out the miss-management at this school.

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