—Government has completed the construction of five classroom blocks, four teachers’ houses and 11 Ventilated Improved Pit (VIP) latrines at a cost of K1,945 million in Kabompo district.
The infrastructure has been built at different schools across the district.
Kabompo District Commissioner, Febby Manda, disclosed this when North Western Province Permanent Secretary, Amos Malupenga, called on her on Wednesday.
Ms Manda said the K1,945 million used to complete the infrastructure was funding allocation for the education sector in the 2012 budget.
The DC, however, appealed to government to quickly construct Kalunga Secondary School in Kabompo to de-congest the five existing secondary schools.
She said funds for the construction of a secondary school in chief Kalunga’s area were approved in the 2012 budget, but were not released for the project to take off.
Ms Manda further bemoaned the delay to complete Kapumbo Boarding Secondary School and appealed for money to be released for the remaining works.
She said Kabompo district had 806 boys and 664 girls who qualified for grade 10 after sitting for grade nine examinations last year, but most of them have no school places.
The DC said parents in the district are now calling on government to quickly complete Kapumbo Boarding School and start the construction of Kalunga Secondary School in order to create school places for grade 10s.