Story by Providence Maraneli
THE Second Republic’s thrust of equitable infrastructure development continues, with Sabhabha Primary School in Insiza south receiving building material and funding for its administration and computer laboratory block this Sunday.
With the government surging towards the attainment of an upper middle income society by the year 2030, the development of infrastructure with a bias towards scientific research may catapult the country towards that vision.
As such, the construction of an office, laboratory and an administration block at one of the old schools in Insiza South, Sabhabha Primary School, with the support of Vice President General (Rtd) Dr Constantino Chiwenga and his wife, Colonel Miniyothabo Chiwenga has been received with celebration.
This is in line with the government’s thrust of closing the digital divide between rural and urban communities and according equal opportunities for children in urban and rural communities.
“We are grateful, this is one of our old schools. This support will help create a conducive environment for our children to develop,” said a villager leader.
A member of the community said, “We, as the community, are so happy. Our children will learn the same things as those of the towns. After this, I plead to government to build schools that will have a bias towards science subjects so that our children can pursue these fields. The administration block is very critical to this community in ensuring the provision of relevant, equitable and quality education.”
Vice President Chiwenga, who officiated at the ground breaking ceremony, said government will not tire in ensuring that no one and place is left behind in the development matrix.
“If it is us who are the masters of our destiny, then our children who are the future should have quality education. Our President always says no one and no place should be left behind and we should all be in unison to build the country that we want. We want our children to have access to quality education. Children in the rural areas and those in the urban should be equal,” he said.
The Vice President also took time to thank the people of Insiza for observing peace, before, during and after the elections.
“Let there be love, peace, harmony among us so that we build the Zimbabwe that we want. The elections have come and gone, let’s work and be united so that we have a great Zimbabwe.”
A piped water scheme has also been established at the school, with plans for an extra pipeline that will supply the surrounding community.