Govt supports satellite school construction

MUSOMA: THE government has supported citizens in the construction of a satellite primary school at Nyasaenge area of Kataryo Village in Musoma Rural that will bring education closer to children.

Musoma Rural Constituency’s Member of Parliament (MP), Professor Sospeter Muhongo made the statement on Sunday insisting that the school meets all criteria for primary school registration and hence registration application was submitted to Musoma District Council for approval.

Prof Muhongo noted that the school’s construction was initiated by citizens with the objective to address the challenge facing pupils who are forced to walk over six kilometres to Kataryo Primary School, one of the two schools at Kataryo Village.

“The existence of this school will help to reduce dropouts among other demerits associated with accessibility at Nyasaenge area,” he said.

He said the first phase of the project that started in 2017 included construction of the two classes, one teachers’ office and toilet at a cost of 49m/-, which was obtained from citizens’ financial and workforce inputs ,while he contributed a total of 100 bags of cement and 108 iron sheets that together won government support.

He said this year, the government through the BOOST Programme disbursed 81.3m/- as addition to 46.6m/-, which was allocated under the Education Programme For Results (EP4R) in 2021 to support construction of the school.

“Development isn’t for those who wait but for those who use what they have to execute their ideas, our efforts have impressed the government” Prof Muhongo said.

Nyasaenge area resident, Ms Joyce Chacha commended the government for supporting their commitment referring to the fact that citizens and government concerted efforts are vital to upgrade social services provision in the country.

She also appreciated the MP– Prof Muhongo for demonstrating transformative leadership that entails undertaking different development projects more significantly in school and health services provision for enduring community wellbeing.

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