—Copperbelt Minister, Mwenya Musenge, has commended Airtel for supplementing government’s efforts in improving education standards in the country.
Speaking in Lufwanyama today when Airtel donated computers worth K20,000 to St Joseph’s School for the disabled, Mr Musenge said government wants to work hand in hand with the private sector in developing the education sector especially in terms of infrastructural development.
He said government is working hard to help develop the education sector through construction of schools as it realises that education is key to sustainable development.
Mr Musenge added that government has so far constructed and completed a total number of 32 schools out of the 84 that have been planned for.
He said the schools being constructed will be accompanied by staff houses for the teachers and support staff.
And the minister noted that the donated computers will help in improving computer literacy at the school.
And speaking earlier, Airtel Country Distribution Manager, Wyson Lungu, said Airtel’s aim is to provide a platform for citizens to become responsible people in society.
Mr Lungu said the donation of the computers was another step in the bridging of the digital divide in society through the company’s corporate social responsibility initiative.
And Lufwanyama District Education Standards Officer, Henry Mwale, thanked Airtel for the donation and asked for more similar donations as such donations would greatly help improve computer literacy in the rural district.