Ma­jor facelift for Mu­tasa schools:

The Manica Post - - Front Page - Ray Bande Se­nior Re­porter

PRI­MARY and sec­ondary schools in Mu­tasa cen­tral con­stituency, most of whose class­room blocks and en­vi­rons were now in a di­lap­i­dated state, are un­der­go­ing re­fur­bish­ment, thanks to los­ing Mu­tasa Cen­tral Zanu-PF par­lia­men­tary can­di­date Cde Jefter Sakup­wanya.

A re­cent visit by The Man­ica Post to the con­stituency re­vealed that some schools ben­e­fited from fur­ni­ture, paint, con­struc­tion of fish ponds as well as se­cu­rity fence ma­te­rial.

Mr We­ston Chigu­mira, the Zon­goro Pri­mary School head whose school re­ceived a ma­jor facelift through re­paint­ing of build­ings, erec­tion of a se­cu­rity fence as well as the on­go­ing con­struc­tion of a fish pond, heartily thanked Cde Sakup­wanya for the as­sis­tance.

“I think this is some­thing you can see for your­selves. We were at a point where we had lost all hope. These build­ing had be­come more of an eye­sore. We al­ways had prob­lems with cat­tle mov­ing in the school premises and dis­turb­ing the learn­ing process.

“When Cde Sakup­wanya came in he lis­tened to all our prob­lems and took no time to chip in as­sis­tance. We are re­ally grate­ful to him and the most en­cour­ag­ing thing is that he con­tin­ues to do so even af­ter los­ing the re­cent elec­tions. Such is the big heart he has for this area,” he said.

Zinyembe Pri­mary School head­mas­ter Mr Kumbi­rai Maswa also praised Cde Sakup­wanya for his ef­forts in de­vel­op­ing their school.

“We were told that Cde Sakup­wanya once at­tended part of early pri­mary ed­u­ca­tion here. We are happy that he has seen it fit to give back to the com­mu­nity that nur­tured him. We sin­cerely hope that all other suc­cess­ful in­di­vid­u­als who trace their roots to this com­mu­nity will do the same,” he said.

In a sep­a­rate in­ter­view, Cde Sakup­wanya said his call­ing to de­velop Mu­tasa Cen­tral con­stituency goes beyond be­ing elected into any pub­lic of­fice.

He said he will con­tinue work­ing for the de­vel­op­ment of the con­stituency de­spite los­ing the July har­monised elec­tion.

“I have al­ways said I have a soft spot for Mu­tasa Cen­tral Con­stituency. This is my home area and I have a re­spon­si­bil­ity that I give back to the kith and kin who helped me to be where I am to­day.

“Elec­tions have come and gone hence this is the time to work for the peo­ple. It is time to work for the good of our com­mu­ni­ties. It is im­por­tant that we ful­fil the prom­ises that we made to the peo­ple dur­ing the elec­tion­eer­ing pe­riod,” he said.

Cde Sakup­wanya

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