Mawani Village needs facilities
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.