Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) shadow Member of Parliament (MP) for Chitipa Central Constituency Clement Fukumele Mukumbwa has strengthened his will to secure another five year tenure as he has given roofing materials to Ishalikira Primary School in the district.
Speaking to the media after a rally in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Mwaulambia, the aspirant said improving education standard in the district is among his priorities in his manifesto.
“Improving education standard in my constituency ranks highly in my manifesto with an aim of arresting challenges that learners are facing. For instance, inadequate school blocks which makes leaners to miss classes during rainy season.
“It is why today I thought it wise to give a relief to communities surrounding Ishalikira Primary School who through community development initiative started the construction of school block in September, 2018 but they were financially challenged to finish it,” Fukumele said.
He then urged electorates to vote for him and the DPP’s presidential candidate, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, come 21st May, 2019 tripartite elections if they want education standard to improve in the district.
In his remarks, whilst welcoming the gesture by the aspirant, Vice Chairman for school management committee, Elwin Kayenge, said the materials came at the most needed time as children suspend classes during rainy as well as summer seasons.
“This will help us a lot, we could have not managed to buy these materials on our own. The education standard at our school will now improve as learners will comfortably learn in a conducive environment since inadequate school blocks will be history,” Kayange said.
Among the materials donated were 162 iron sheets, 224 timbers, 50 kilogram of 5 inches nails and roofing wire.
The school accommodates 1040 learners but due to inadequate school blocks some classes are under trees.