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VICE PRESIDENT DONATES 21 POCKETS OF CEMENT COURTESY LAFARGE, 100 DESKS, A BOREHOLE, AND 9 MUKWA DOORS TO SIANDA

VICE-PRESIDENT Inonge Mutukwa Wina has donated 21 pockets of Cement from Lafarge, 100 desks, a borehole plus to her former school, Sianda Primary, in Nalolo district. The borehole comes with a pump and a 10,000 litres capacity tank. Mrs Wina made the donation during the 100 years anniversary celebrations for the school, held on Sunday 6th October 2019. Mrs Wina said the school will forever remain ‘special’ to her as it helped in shaping her education foundation.

“Coming to Sianda primary school brings memories to me because  this was our examination centre .one thing I remember  is that, back then, all schools in surrounding areas converged here as it was the only examination centre as  it was centrally located, and the quality of education offered,” she said. Mrs Wina said as the Vice-president of Zambia, she was proud to be associated with the school. She has since encouraged young learners at the school look to her and many other eminent people that the school has produced.

Mr Wina also commended the school management for continuing with the legacy established by pioneer teachers at the school. She said she has been reliably informed that the school has continued to record high pass rate over the years, which she said other schools should emulate. “Allow me to also thank the parents and the community at large for encouraging boys and girls to stay in school,” she said.

And Sinada School Management gifted Mrs Wina with a cow and village chickens, for being a role models to the pupils at the school.

 

Meanwhile, Western Province Minister Richard Kapita implored the school management to continue raising the bar. Mr Kapita also congratulated the teachers for taking a lead to teach learners on information technology (ICT). He has since pledged a laptop to the grade one learners who exhibited an excellent demonstration in ICT, during the anniversary commemoration.

Sianda school head teacher, Alice Ilukena said the school was indeted to host Mrs Wina. Ms Ilukena also said that the school was grateful to President Edgar Lungu for gifting them a classroom block, which is almost complete. Others who made donations to the school are   Dr Kakuwa Mutukwa former NAlolo Member of Parliament and former pupil at the school and prominent businessman Enock Mundia.Dr Mutukwa pledged to give the school computers while Mr Mundia, donated 9 mukwa doors with Lafarge gifting the school 21 pockets of cements

 

Story by

ELIZABETH CHATUVELA

Zambia Daily Mail

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