The long-awaited project to construct Kachere Primary School has finally taken off, thanks to the intervention of Member of Parliament (MP) for Blantyre City East Noel Masangwi.
The development comes a few weeks after the legislator rescued Kanjedza Full Primary School, which was accommodating one of its members of staff in a defunct toilet due to lack of institutional houses.
Masangwi said he was recently approached by chiefs and community leaders from Kachere to find out “if I could help them realise their long-awaited dream of having a school right here”.
“I felt they had a legitimate concern worth giving a priority. I, therefore, decided to approach businesspersons plying their trade in our area to support; and, I’m happy to report that we’ve been given start-up resources for the project,” he explained.
Masangwi hinted that the first phase of the project will involve construction of two blocks, with each having two classrooms.
“This means we’ll have standards one to four by the end of the first phase,” he narrated.
He expressed optimism that the school would ease pressure on St. Kizito Primary School where all learners from Kachere get their education.
Group village head Andrew commended the MP for the project, saying it will go a long way in reducing road accidents learners used to suffer on their way to or from St. Kizito.
“Our children have been involved in serious accidents on their way to and from school. We believe this school will minimise such incidents,” said Andrew. n