The newly created Luampa District Council in Western Province has allocated over K1million constituency development funds towards the education, health and water reticulation system in the district.
In an interview with ZANIS yesterday, Luampa Council Secretary Henry Siwakwi said the district is on course to ensure that education standards are raised adding that the constituency development committee has already approved the projects to be implemented.
Mr. Siwakwi said once the monies are used prudently, the learning environment for many pupils will be improved in Luampa district.
He said many schools and health institutions with dilapidated infrastructure in the district will be rehabilitated using the funds.
And provincial education officer, Loveness Mubisi has appealed to other Members of Parliament in the province to prioritise the education sector in their allocation of CDF because many schools had their classroom roofs blown off due to heavy hailstorms experienced in the province.
Mrs Mubisi who was accompanying Western Province Minister Josephine Limata’s tour of damaged schools in Luampa district said a literate community is a prerequisite to prevention of poverty, disease and hunger in the province.
She said the ministry of education in the province has upgraded over 22 schools into full fledged secondary schools in line with government’s policy on education.