By ZBC Reporter
THE First Lady, Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa has launched the school fumigation programme at Selborne Routledge Primary School in Harare.
The exercise is expected to see all learning facilities being fumigated in accordance with World Health Organisation(WHO) standards before schools reopen.
In a bid to ensure the safety of learners and teachers against COVID-19 when schools reopen, the First lady, Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa this Thursday launched the school fumigation programme where she also donated disinfectants which will be used countrywide.
The first lady was represented by the Minister of Primary and Secondary education, Ambassador Cain Mathema.
“This is my humble gesture as the mother of the nation as I invite more corporates, civil society, faith-based organisations, and other players among our citizens to also come forward and donate towards the effort to make our schools safe against COVID-19. I chose to launch this programme at one of the schools that has been used as a quarantine centre for returning citizens, in compliance with the international procedures for controlling the cross-border transmission of the COVID-19 virus. This is my way of saying thank you for this facility that has helped the nation to provide shelter to our citizens before they rejoined their families,” read her speech.
Accepting the donation on behalf of the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, the Deputy Minister, Honourable Edgar Moyo thanked the first lady for the donation.
“I am delighted to say that for us in the Primary and secondary education sector, the first lady and the angel of hope foundation have clearly demonstrated compassion that they have for their teachers and children and for that we say thank you,” said the Deputy Minister.
The fumigation programme is for all primary and secondary schools countrywide.