Nang’ole community appeals for toilets, teachers accommodation
Kalabo, Mar 18/13, ZANIS ——–The community of Nang’ole in Kalabo district of Western province is appealing to government to construct Ventilated Improved Pit (VIP) latrines and more teachers’ houses at Nang’ole Primary School.
Nang’ole Primary School Parents Teachers Association [PTA] chairperson, Derrick Pumulo, who was his vice, Sichechani Nyambe, made the appeal through ZANIS in Kalabo today.
Mr Pumulo said his community expressed worry about having ordinary and locally made toilets at Nang’ole school that were now getting flooded every rainy season and posing a health hazards that could result into a disease out-break at the institution.
He added that it was unacceptable to have only two permanent teachers’ houses against ten teachers at the school.
Mr Pumulo said that when the toilets at Nang’ole Primary School were recently submerged in floods due to heavy rains, pupils and teachers were forced to use the nearby bush that the community was also using to answer the call of nature.
He said the nearby bush t was also subject to floods and that there was a risk of the community being bitten by snakes since the reptiles also shifted to the same bush during the flooding season.
Mr Pumulo complained that since Nang’ole Primary School was up-graded from a community to a government school some eight years ago, it does not have VIPs and only has two permanent staff houses against ten teachers.
On staff accommodation, the PTA Chairman said that the head teacher was occupying one of the permanent houses while three other teachers were sharing the other one and the rest of them were occupying four mud and grass thatched houses.
In another development, Mr Pumulo appealed to government to sink a borehole for Mande, Mulondo, Nakasha, Mushamunalula and Lukwati villages as the community was drinking contaminated water from ordinary wells especially during floods.