Government says Luwingu Boarding Secondary school will reopen on 27th May 2014 after it underwent a thorough rehabilitation exercise on its sewer and water reticulation system.
This was after a court order which was issued by magistrate Davy Simfukwe, recently.
And the Province deputy minister Mr Freedom Sikazwe said government is committed to ensure that ministry of education is given maximum support in order to provide good service to the community
Luwingu district commissioner Mrs Mambwe Katontoka confirmed the development to ZANIS in an interview, on May 23rd.
This was when Northern Province deputy minister Mr Freedom Sikazwe who paid courtesy call on her on May 22nd.
Mrs. Katontoka said government through the ministry of community development and mother and child health working in consultation with the magistrate court have resolved to reopen the school while rehabilitation continues.
She said water supply has improved after Chambeshi water and Sewerage Company reconnected the school to the main water supply and that plans are under way to connect bore holes to the main tank.
The said ministry released over K890 000 for the rehabilitation of kitchen, dining hall, water reticulation and sewer system at the school.
The closure of the institution by the ministry of health had brought worries to many parents and pupils some of whom were evening planning to look for school elsewhere in the province.
And the Province deputy minister Mr Freedom Sikazwe said government is committed to ensure that ministry of education is given maximum support in order to provide good service to the community.
Mr Sikazwe said he was equally touched by the closure of the school because it would affect many children especially those in examination classes.
“I expect the school administration to be prompt whenever the school is faced with such problems and not to wait for time when the problem becomes acute,” he said.
The provincial minister appealed to civil servants not to differ over the closure of the school because each one has his roles and responsibilities to play in matters of running government operations in the district.
He commended the department of health for the quick action taken in order to prevent the school from an outbreak of diseases because of the poor sanitary conditions in the school which had prompted its closure.
The minister was in Luwingu on his tour to look at the projects in some parts of the district and to familiarize himself with government operations in the district.