Member of parliament for Mzimba North East Constituency who is also Speaker of the Malawi’s National Assembly, Catherine Gotani Hara, has donated various building materials worth K10 million to different schools in her constituency for construction of girls hostels and teachers’ houses.
Morgan Tembo, who is a councillor for Ekwendeni Ward, who represented Gotani Hara, handed over 40 bags of cement to Choma Community Day Secondary School
Tembo said the Mrs Hara wants to help the girls so that they can achieve their dreams.
“This donation will provide the girl child with proper boarding facilities there by keeping her in school. Imagine at Choma School, girls forget that they can be in a boarding school!” said Tembo.
Tembo further disclosed that the donation is part of Constituency Development Fund (CDF) that government provides to members of Parliament for development of their areas.
Deputy head teacher for Choma CDSS, Mr Leonard Nyirenda, applauded the donation saying it will help in ending early marriages as tmost of girl find it difficult to walk long distances when going and returning from school.
Besides bags of cement, other materials that have been donated to both primary and secondary schools, so far, are iron sheets, steel windows and door frames paints and ant termite chemicals, among others.