—–Government says its dream described in the Vision 2030 of making Zambia a prosperous middle-income nation can only be realised through innovative, productive, life-long education and training for all.
Chavuma District Commissioner, Lawrence Kayumba, said this today in a speech read for him by District Administrative Officer, Kennedy Pezo, during the commissioning of Ngambela Primary School, one staff house and 4 Ventilated Improved Pit (VIP) latrines for both teachers and pupils in Mandalo-Chambi Ward that were constructed at a total cost of K360,000.
Mr Kayumba said the goals and strategies to meet the Vision 2030 can only be achieved through the provision of quality education and adequate infrastructure in schools.
He said the Patriotic Front government has committed itself to bringing development very close to the people as evidenced by the massive investment infrastructural development in the education sector and other facets of the economy.
Mr Kayumba added that the construction of the school will provide access to learning and improve the quality of education for more than 125 pupils.
He urged the community to guard the newly built school jealously and appealed to the traditional leadership in the area to assist the school deal with absenteeism, early marriages, teenage pregnancies and child-defilement which he said could deter development.
And Chavuma District Education Board Secretary, Richard Kasoma, said the school which was made of mud and thatched roof, thanked government for funding the construction of the 1 x 2 classroom block, a staff house and VIP toilets through the 2012 Infrastructural Development Plan.
Rev Kasoma said this in a speech read for him by Education Standards Officer for special education, Juliet Mungili.
Meanwhile sub-chief Lingoji of the Luvale speaking people of Chief Ndungu’s area on the West Bank commended government for what it was doing for the people in his area.