Member of Parliament for Blantyre City East Noel Masangwi on Wednesday inaugurated LDF funded school to the communities around Nkolokoti township.
Blantyre City Council sponsored the project through Local Development Fund to the tune of K79 million.
The school which is expected to enroll pupils from Standard One to Four has two classroom blocks, office block, head teacher’s house and three modern toilets.
Masangwi said the school will ease the pressure on Nkolokoti Primary School which has one of the highest enrolments in the country.
“Opening of this school will also help in reduction road accidents,” said Masangwi. “We have lost a lot of children who are hit by vehicles as they try to cross the busy road going to Nkolokoti school.”
The legislator has also pledged to construct a feeding shelter at the school before the end of this year to ensure that pupils do not go to Nkolokoti for the sake of food.
The school’s management committee chairperson Ishmael Alex Kuchinyonga commended the support provided by Masangwi as well as former MP for the Constituency John Bande.
Councilllor Joseph Makwinja, who represented the Mayor, said it was impressive to see former MP joining hands with the incumbent on issues of development.
“By being here today, the former Member of Parliament is a clear demonstration of unity. I hope even us followers will learn to live in harmony,” said Makwinja.
Councillor for the area Mary Kachale pleaded with her subjects to take “very good care of the school” and appealed for more support to build more classroom blocks so that the institution has classes to Standard 8.
In the picture, Masangwi, Bande and the Council’s Director of Commerce and Industry who represented the Chief Executive Officer, Dennis Chinseu get a briefing from School Management Committee chairperson Kuchinyonga