Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Free education catapults need to rehabilitate schools – Musonda


Mungwi District Commissioner Muma Musonda says government’s free education policy has brought with it an emergency to rehabilitate schools most of which were left in deplorable state.

Mr. Musonga says while it is encouraging to witness that pupils who had stopped learning because of the fees during the previous regime, poor education facilities in the learning facilities remains a concern.

ZANIS reports that the District Commissioner said this during a handover of a one by two class room block at Nsofu Primary School in Mungwi District today.

The project was rehabilitated using the 2022 and 2023 Constituency Development Fund at a cost of over K133,000.

The District Commissioner Muma Musonda who also handed over 40 desks to the school, further described CDF as a game changer that is transforming communities through infrastructure development.

“CDF is a game changer, this is not the first and last project the local authority working with other stakeholders are doing, will continue to deliver development to the people who need it most, “ he said.

Thanking the Chimanga community for their support towards the project, Mr Musonda further called for unity for development to continue in the district.

And Mungwi Council Chairperson Grace Chomba commended government for spearheading development in Mungwi through CDF.

Ms. Chomba also urged Chimanga residents to take advantage of the CDF empowerment funds to develop the country so that Mungwi is not left behind.

The Constituency has so far commissioned six projects that were implemented under CDF.

And Parents Teachers Committee Chairperson, Eustus Mpanga of Chimanga has thanked government for the good gesture by rehabilitating the classroom block.

Mr. Mpanga has however asked the government to bring more development to the area through constructing another one by three classroom block at the school.

Earlier, school head teacher, Geoffrey Mulenga described the old structure at the school as a death trap as pupils where often sent away whenever there were heavy winds threatening the collapse of the structure.


  1. They have failed to beat their own deadline of December 2023 to ensure that no child sits on the floor. Let them review their performance and identity which challenges have been faced in the procurement of school desks. Perhaps the deadline was too ambitious.

    • You obviously do not understand why it’s important to have a deadline towards which to work. Yes, it has been missed and the government will work out why it was missed and by how much and learn a lesson from that.

    • We warned these numpties about the down side to such unplanned political vote driven decisions and even pointed them to other nations where this had been tried without planning and how it ended badly.

      So you spend $5000 of CDF money to rehabilitate 2 classrooms and start singing from the top of an ant hill? Don’t buy those useless police 4×4’s, pump that money into such projects!!!

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