Pokola PTA thanks govt for toilets
Kabompo, December 9, 2013, ZANIS — Government has been commended for promptly responding to a sanitation crisis at Pokola primary school in Kabompo district in the north-western province.
Pokola primary school Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Chairman John Minganja said the school was on the verge of having an outbreak of waterborne diseases due to poor sanitation.
Mr Minganja said the speedy construction and completion of two ventilated pit latrines at a cost of K50,000 was therefore a timely gesture.
Mr Minganja made the commendation during the commissioning of the VIP latrines at the school in Kabompo at the weekend.
He said that the school community contributed 25 percent of the total cost of the project in order to speed up its completion in order to avert possible outbreaks of waterborne diseases such as dysentery and cholera.
Acting school head teacher Rhoda Kasoka said the school was opened in 1963 and had no proper sanitation since its inception.
The conditions posed an eminent outbreak of waterborne diseases at the school which has a population of 716 pupils and 34 teachers of which 367 are girls,349 boys , 13 female and 21 male teachers.
And commissioning the project witnessed by acting district commissioner Febby Kilele, education standards officer for open and distance learning Milton Kabaji urged the pupils and teachers at Pokola to jealously guide the new infrastructure against vandalism.