Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:02:02 +0000
By KETRA KALUNGA
PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu attaches great importance to education because it is one of the benchmarks of the country’s development, says Central Province Minister, Sydney Mushanga.
Speaking when he donated 22,500 books branded with Patriotic Front (PF) colours and a portrait of President Edgar Lungu to eight schools in Bwacha constituency, Mr Mushanga said the Head of State has prioritized the education sector in his quest to develop the country.
During the PF Central Province mobilisation launch, party secretary general, Davies Mwila announced that the party had donated 30,000 books to all its constituencies for distribution in schools.
Mr Mushanga who is Bwacha Member of Parliament (MP) said President Lungu had donated exercise books to all PF MPs to be distributed to all schools in their respective constituencies.
“The donation by the President clearly shows that he attaches great importance to the education sector because it adds value to the development of the country,” said Mr Mushanga.
The Bwacha lawmaker said the Head of State had on many occasions indicated that he was eager to see the country produce graduates that would contribute to the development of the country as demonstrated by the donation.
Mr Mushanga has encouraged pupils in various schools to take advantage of the support being rendered by the PF Government to achieve their goals and become responsible citizens.
“Take education seriously for your life to be meaningful and contribute to the growth of the country and as government, we will continue to support you,” said Mr Mushanga.
The minister however assured teachers that Government would soon address all the challenges they were facing such as inadequate classroom space and functional ablution blocks to ensure they are motivated.
In a vote of thanks, Niza Dimwaza a grade 12 pupil at Sanford Chirwa commended President Lungu for the gesture, saying the books would help them improve their writing skills and keep record of what they were being taught.
The donation was made to Danford Chirwa Secondary school, Buseko Primary School, Kuunika Community School, Kawama Community School, Muwowo Primary School, Nyenyezi Primary School, Mtshede Primary School and Hamududu Primary School.