156 Serengeti district schools including 122 primary and 34 secondary schools have benefited from the free education program by receiving shs. 6.2 billion over the past five years.
This was stated yesterday evening (Saturday, September 19, 2020) by Member of the Central Committee of the National Executive Committee of the Revolutionary Party (CCM), Kassim Majaliwa while addressing residents of Mugumu, Serengeti district, Mara region at a meeting held at Sokoine.
Explaining what the Government has done as a result of implementing the CCM Manifesto within five years, Mr. Majaliwa said shs. 2.9 billion was provided to 122 primary schools for rehabilitation, administration, sports, examinations and allowances for county education officers and head teachers.
In terms of secondary education, Mr. Majaliwa said shs. 3.3 billion was provided to 34 schools to pay compensation for fees, food for boarding schools and power allowances for principals.
Explaining another initiative that has benefited many schools in the district, Mr. Majaliwa said the Pay for Results (EP4R) school infrastructure improvement program implemented from 2015 to 2020 has enabled shs. 2.7 billion should be provided for the completion of classroom infrastructure, toilets and primary school teachers’ houses.
“1.7 billion shillings initially disbursed and the second phase was disbursed one billion shillings. Some of the primary schools that benefited from the funds are Wageti, Nyamakendo, Moningori, Masangura, Maburi, Kitunguruma, Itununu, Mchuri, Mrenge, Mesanga, Miseke, Busawe, Musati, Monuna, Nyamburi, Nyiberekera, Motukeri, Kemugongo, Nyansurumunti, Mugumu and Nayaigabo, ”he said.
He said secondary schools were given shs. 3.076 million for the rehabilitation and construction of school infrastructure including laboratories, classrooms, dormitories and toilets. “In the first phase, 2.1 billion shillings were provided and in the second phase 976.2 million shillings were paid.”
He named the schools as Mugumu, Kitunguruma, Busawe, Nyamoko, Natta, Robanda, Serengeti, Ring’wani, Machochwe, Rigicha, Manchira, Mama Maria Nyerere, Ikongoro, Nagusi, Dr. Omari Ali Juma and Nyambureti.
Mr. Majaliwa has used the meeting to pray for the presidential candidate for the CCM ticket, Dr. John Pombe Magufuli and praying for votes for the Serengeti constituency parliamentary candidate, Mr. Amsabi Jeremiah Mhimi, the councilor candidate for the Central Stand, Mr. Steven Mapancha and councilor candidates for all wards of the Serengeti district.
Regarding clean and safe water, Mr. Majaliwa said shs. 3.4 billion has been spent on rehabilitating and building various projects in the Serengeti district, including the villages of Natta, Motukeri, Makundusi, Nyamakobiti, Majimoto, Musati, Kebanchabancha, Kutunguruma, Kenyana and Nyamitita.
“Similarly, 62.5 million shillings have been spent on the drilling of one well in Makundusi village and the rehabilitation of hand pump wells in 19 villages,” he said.
Regarding electricity service, Mr. Majaliwa said a total of 69 villages out of 78 villages in the Serengeti District Council have received electricity and only the remaining nine villages without electricity will get it because the contractor is on duty.
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