Khaya Moyo do­nates R3k to de­stroyed school

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Sukul­wenkosi Dube-Matutu Plumtree Cor­re­spon­dent

THE Min­is­ter of Pol­icy Co-or­di­na­tion and Pro­mo­tion of So­cio-Eco­nomic Ven­tures in the Pres­i­dent’s Of­fice, Cde Simon Khaya Moyo, has do­nated R3 000 to­wards re­pairs for Mangwe District’s Dukwe Pri­mary School which was de­stroyed by a hail­storm early this month.

The school needs $4 300 to re­place the roofing and $1 400 to re­place text­books. Mangwe District Ad­min­is­tra­tor Mrs Felic­ity Gan­gada handed over the money to the school’s head­mas­ter on be­half of Am­bas­sador Moyo who is also Bulil­ima and Mangwe Sen­a­tor on Fri­day last week. e school’s head­mas­ter, Mr Khum­bu­lani Ncube, said pupils were in des­per­ate need of learn­ing space since the rainy sea­son had started. “We re­ceived R3 000 from Am­bas­sador Moyo and we used the money to buy as­bestos. We are grate­ful for this as­sis­tance as it is a start­ing point but there is still a lot that has to be done. “Grade 7 pupils have com­pleted writ­ing their ex­ams which has helped ease con­ges­tion a lit­tle bit. “How­ever, pupils are still crowded in classes while ECD pupils are learn­ing out­side. This isn’t a good set up con­sid­er­ing that we are now in the rainy sea­son,” he said adding that com­mu­nity mem­bers were also try­ing to mo­bilise re­sources to­wards re­pair­ing the school. Mr Ncube ap­pealed to well-wish­ers to as­sist. Home Af­fairs Deputy Min­is­ter Cde Obe­d­ingwa Mguni re­cently do­nated 1 000 ex­er­cise books to the school and urged stake­hold­ers to con­trib­ute to­wards re­build­ing the school. He lamented the poor learn­ing con­di­tions which pupils at the school were now ex­posed to. About 10 home­steads and shops at Dukwe Busi­ness Cen­tre in Mad­abe Cen­tre were also de­stroyed by the hail­storm. Two vil­lagers sus­tained in­juries af­ter they were struck by fly­ing de­bris — @DubeMatutu.

Simon Khaya Moyo

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