Chongwe DC hails Norwegian support

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Chongwe DC hails Norwegian support

Chongwe, July 19, 2013, ZANIS–Chongwe district commissioner (DC) Charles Mwambi has thanked Lion Aid Norway (LAN) for supplementing Government’s efforts in expanding the education infrastructure in the district.

Mr Mwambi said it was gratifying that organizations like the Lion Aid Norway has come on board to identify vulnerable areas in the district where education infrastructure can be built.

The DC said this in a speech read on his behalf by Chongwe District Education Board Secretary Duncan Banda when Lion Aid Norway handed over a 1 x 2 classroom block to the community of Ndapula village in Chongwe today.

Mr. Mwambi said the gesture exhibited by lion aid will no doubt benefit the vulnerable children who for a long time have continued to share the only two congested classroom blocks.

He has since called on the private sector to emulate Lion Aid Norway by assisting government in constructing schools especially in the remote parts of the country.

And speaking at the same function, Lion Aid Norway country director Nicolas Mutale disclosed that the school project which was constructed at a cost of K230,000 is part of his organization’s commitment to uplift the living conditions of the vulnerable in society.

Mr. Mutale also said his organization will soon commence the construction of another 1 by 3 classroom block to ensure that the school caters for the ever growing population in the area.

He reaffirmed his organizations commitment to supplement government’s efforts through the provision of eye health care services and improving the school infrastructure among other projects.

Mr. Mutale has however called on the community in Ndapula to guard the school jealously from any form of vandalism.

Meanwhile, senior Chieftainess Nkomesha Mukamabo II thanked Lion Aid Norway for successfully implementing the project in her area.

Chieftaness Nkhomesha said this in a speech read on her behalf by Headman Kalima Kwenda .

Chieftainess Nkhomesha noted that the school was constructed in 1995 and has a population of over 250 pupils but lagged behind in terms of infrastructure development.