Minister fulfils promise to ailing school

fidelis_mhashuMUTARE SOUTH - The housing and social amenities minister, Fidelis Mhashu (pictured), has donated building materials to a school in the area.

Mhashu was left shell-shocked after touring Ndorwe primary school last year. He described the conditions at the school as horrible and said he was amazed that, 29 years after independence, some teachers were still living in pole and dagga houses The school has 200 students and seven teachers. Lessons are held outdoors under trees.

Now, though, the ministry has fulfilled Mhashus pledge to supply building materials to finish teachers accommodation and two classroom blocks.

The materials, which consisted of 17 roofing trusses, 30 bags of cement, nails and paint, were handed over to the community on behalf of the minister by the housing and social amenities provincial head, Lloyd Chirombe.

The ministry also donated over US$500 towards builders wages.

Parents sang and danced while the materials where being offloaded.

On behalf of the Ndorwe community I would like to thank the minister for his efforts to support education in rural areas. We have been neglected and we really appreciate that now we have politicians in the inclusive government with people at heart, said one villager.

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