Mawani Vil­lage needs fa­cil­i­ties

Sunday News (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page -

RES­I­DENTS of Mawani Vil­lage in Mberengwa Dis­trict have been ap­peal­ing to the author­i­ties to build a sec­ondary school and a clinic near Mawani Pri­mary School for a long time now but all their cries have fallen on deaf ears.

It is a big sur­prise that Mawani is the only vil­lage in Mberengwa Dis­trict with­out a sec­ondary school and this has forced chil­dren to drop out of school af­ter com­plet­ing Grade Seven.

These mi­nor pupils can­not walk more than thirty kilo­me­tres to the near­est Vu­tika Sec­ondary School. The vil­lagers have a hope that since the elec­tions are now over what they were promised on the build-up to the July har­monised elec­tions would be done. The vil­lagers said the as­pir­ing can­di­dates promised to build a sec­ondary school and a clinic near Mawani Pri­mary School.

These vil­lagers are not only ap­peal­ing for a sec­ondary school but also want a clinic be­cause they travel to Mnene Hos­pi­tal which is more than 20km away from Mawani Pri­mary School and there are re­ports of vil­lagers dy­ing while be­ing trans­ported to the hos­pi­tal in scorch carts and also in wheel bar­rows.

We hope the Min­is­ter of Health and Child Wel­fare will visit the area to see the bad sit­u­a­tion in this area. As if that is not enough Mawani Pri­mary is the only school with­out elec­tric­ity.

We know there is the ru­ral elec­tri­fi­ca­tion pro­gramme in which al­most all ru­ral schools are elec­tri­fied to en­able pupils to do their stud­ies in the evening but the sit­u­a­tion is quite dif­fer­ent at Mawani Pri­mary School.

Peo­ple in the area are al­ways com­plain­ing that they are be­ing left be­hind as other ar­eas are be­ing de­vel­oped. We hope that the sit­u­a­tion at Mawani Vil­lage will be looked into as a mat­ter of ur­gency.

Ed­dious Ma­sundire Shumba, Zvisha­vane.

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