CONSTRUCTION of the Michael Chilufya Sata Girls Technical Secondary School in Isoka District in Muchinga Province has reached slab level.
The secondary school is being constructed at a cost of K47 million and is among the six schools to be built in Muchinga Province.
Covec Construction is the company contracted to construct the school. Muchinga Provincial Education Officer (PEO) Jobix Kalumba said construction of the girls’ school, which would cater for 500 pupils, was a positive development in the province.
“As a province we thank the Government for thinking of building a girl’s school in Muchinga. We only have one girl’s boarding school in Chinsali,’’ he said in an interview in Chinsali.
Six teachers’ houses have reached above the window level, while 21 other houses are at slab level, same as the classroom blocks and laboratory.
Kampamba Day School in Mpika was the most advanced at roof level, while three other schools were being built in Mpika, and one each in Isoka and Nakonde.
‘‘ We want these schools to be completed so that our pupils can start accessing secondary school education,” he said.
He also said the Robert Makasa University had reached 90 per cent completion and expressed hope that the higher institution of learning would be done before the end of the year.
In January this year, Education Minister John Phiri said contractors began the 35 secondary school projects after Ministry of Finance released K100 million from the K500 million budgeted for the infrastructure. Meanwhile,
Isoka has completed the first phase of improving the water reticulation which will take piped water into people’s houses.
Isoka District Commissioner Joe Siwila said the exercise was done at a cost of K32 million, while the upgrading of township roads and street lighting had cost K47 million.
Isoka District Council chairperson Moses Simwanza said the district had also taken water to rural places away from the central business district with 42 boreholes so far sunk.
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