Pupils protest over water supply
Solwezi, March 5, ZANIS ——- Pupils at Solwezi Technical School today staged a protested against the school administration over poor sanitation at the institution.
The pupils who refused to attend lessons today complained that the school has had no proper water supply for some time now and the situation was making their life unbearable.
District Education Board Secretary Fredrick Munkini said the supply of water to the school by North Western Water and Sewerage Company has been erratic.
Mr Munkini explained that the problem at the school has been compounded by the power supply outages that Solwezi district has been experiencing in the last few weeks.
And North Western Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Achiume said quick action by police officers prevented the pupils from damaging the school infrastructure.
Mr Achiume said calm has returned to the institution and police officers who were stationed at the school to maintain law and order have since been withdrawn.