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Govt releases funds to rehabilitate schools in Northern Province

NORTHERN Province Education Officer Mulambwa Nawa says government has released about K7.3 million to rehabilitate schools in the province.

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Mr Mulambwa said the money was released to rehabilitate 72 classroom blocks dotted across the province which were damaged in 2022 and 2023.

He said many schools in the province were built many years back which makes them prone to disasters.

“In a space of two years, the Province has recorded a number of schools which have blown off roofs especially during the rainy season,” he said.

He however expressed happiness that government has been addressing the challenges that schools face using the disaster component of the constituency development funds (CDF).

 And Kasama Mayor Theresa Kolala said the component of disaster management under CDF has helped to roof damaged classroom blocks at Mubanga Chipoya and Munkonge schools in the district.

Ms Kolala said the local authority has also used part of the disaster component to fix the blocked sewer system at Chambeshi market.

“We had an emergency at one of our biggest markets in Kasama which is Chambeshi market which had a challenge with sanitation,” she said.

“As we speak the marketers are operating in a conducive environment after the sewer system was worked on using the disaster component of the CDF,” she added.

She says the disaster component of the CDF is yielding positive results in eventualities which need immediate action. – ZANIS.

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