A legislator has urged business entities in the country to partner government in building more schools, as most children in rural areas continue to face the burden of walking long distances to school.
2015 saw community members in Chivi South coming together to start the construction of Chebvumbi Secondary School.
Spurred by the 15km distance their children have to walk to access the nearest secondary schools, the villagers hoped to solve the crisis.
The school is however yet to be complete as resources have run out.
“School children here travel long distances of up to 15km to the nearest school. Some even face dangers along the way, like crocodiles when crossing Lundi River,” said Mr Misheck Mbudere, the Chairperson of Chebvumbi Secondary School building committee.
The villagers have so far been assisted with building materials for the school by Chivi South legislator, Cde Killer Zivhu, who is urging the business community among other well wishers to chip in and help in ensuring the school is completed.
Cde Zivhu said the target is to ensure 128 new classroom blocks are built across Chivi South schools.
“As the MP here, I am providing cement and bricks in different schools. Our target is to build 128 blocks in Chivi South and we are also working on Easter harvest projects,” he said’
Some villagers have alleged that misuse of community development funds which were meant for the school have affected the building project.
Cde Zivhu said he will look into the issue of the misused funds and ensure resources meant for development of communities are used for the intended purpose.