Councillors applaud Govt's decision to relocate flood-prone schools
KATIMA MULILO, 09 APR (NAMPA) – Councillors of the Kabbe North and Kabbe South constituencies have applauded Government’s decision to urgently relocate schools affected by the floods.
Peter Mwala and John Likando made these remarks during a field visit by boat to the worst affected schools in their constituencies on Saturday.
The visit was aimed at informing teachers, learners, parents, school board members and the entire community of Government’s decision to temporarily relocate schools in the two constituencies in the Zambezi Region until floodwater subsides.
The two councillors were accompanied by the Bukalo Circuit inspector of Education and a Namibia National Teachers’ Union (Nantu) representative in the region.
At the Nankuntwe Combined School in Kabbe South, all buildings are under water, with teachers’ accommodation as well as toilets the most affected. Only a small portion of the school premises is on dry ground.
The worst affected school in the area is the Muzi Combined School. Here learners sleep in classrooms due to water in their sleeping quarters.
Apart from the flooding, toilet floors and walls are covered in human faeces, which emit a strong stench. Teachers informed Nampa that everyone use the river to bath and to relieve themselves. People also drink water from the same river.