Zambia: Schools of Kabompo constituency will receive 1,554 desks courtesy of the constituency’s Member of Parliament Ambrose Lufuma. The aim of the initiative was to help the schools in providing better facilities to the students.
MP Ambrose Lufuma also serves as the Defence minister in the government of Zambia. He said that the government is committed to the provision of quality education in the country.
The administration believes that education remains the number one equaliser anywhere in society.
MP Lufuma officially flagged off the distribution exercise for school desks constructed from the constituency development fund (CDF) on Sunday.
“Government is committed to ensuring that no child sits on the floor by the end of 2024 and this is being achieved through the utilisation of CDF to have the desks made by local companies,” Lufuma said.
The Lawmaker said government wants to ensure quality education through recruitment of teachers and provision of adequate desks to all schools.
Meanwhile, speaking at the same event district education board secretary Josephine Kahanji said no learner in the district will sit on the floor. She claimed that all the 99 schools in the area will be catered for through CDF.
“We have ensured that no child in our district will sit on the floor as we have been ranked second from Kalumbila according to the provincial statistics,” Ms Kahanji said.
She further stated that most desks have already been distributed to the respective schools
Meanwhile, speaking at the same event Kabompo boarding secondary school Headteacher Isaac Lijimu said that the fruits of CDF are tangible framework of action, as this is not being given to people by word of mouth.
The head teacher of the school, Lijimu said the desks produced shows that CDF money has been utilised and translated into tangible fruits of action.
“Honourable minister, the CDF produced desk are a sign of tangible action by your government and we are happy to be part of it as seen from the number of desks already produced …CDF is working, ” Mr Lijimu said.