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Thyolo District Council to Construct a Multi-Storey Primary School

Kuphanga Kuphanga - file photo

The Thyolo district council says it intends to construct an upstairs Boma primary school at Bingu turn off using part of K700 million of the Governance to Enable Service Delivery (GESD) funds to decongest the nearest schools.

Thyolo district commissioner, Hudson Kuphanga, told Zodiak Online on Tuesday that the school will be at a five-hectare land donated by Conforzi Plantation Limited some six months ago.

Kuphanga said the land has officially been given to district council and what is remaining is for Ministry of Lands to survey the land and produce title deeds for ownership.

"As regards funds, we have K700 Million plus allocated to Thyolo in the GESD programme and the council will make an approval in its full council to use part of this money to construct a ground plus one building Boma school. We are just waiting for the funds to appear in our accounts," Kuphanga said.

He added, "I am very thankful to Conforzi for donating this land".

Meanwhile, chairperson for Civil Society Organizations in Thyolo, Willard Mwambo, has hailed the Conforzi estate for the donation and urged the district council to realize the plan so that the school should decongest the nearest Nachipere and Mpinji primary schools.

"We are expecting to see the implementation of the plan in a way of constructing the primary school. The plan should not just be on the paper for us to fulfill the rights of children to education," he said.

For so long, the district council has been struggling to expand in development structures, owing to limited land which is largely owned by the tea estates.

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