16 schools from Matabeleland North Province are set to benefit from the $89000 availed for rehabilitation of damaged infrastructure due to the floods which hit parts of the region early this year.

The rehabilitation is expected to commence soon after the United Nations Children’s Fund came to the rescue of the affected schools, with an $89000 funding to be shared among 16 identified learning institutions.

Each school is set to get $5000, while $3000 has also been availed to each of the three districts for monitoring and evaluation work.

From Hwange, five schools have been identified, with a similar number in Bubi, while Tsholotsho has six schools which will benefit under the initiative.

Hwange District Administrator, Mr Simon Muleya said the district is pleased by the gesture and is confident that the programme will go a long way in the provision of conducive learning environment for the identified schools.
A committee has since been formed, comprising officials from the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, the district administrator, Hwange rural district council and the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education to oversee the implementation of the programme in Hwange.

Some of identified schools from Hwange are Mwemba, Kanyambizi, Nejambezi and Dinde primary schools.