MELODY MUPETA, Kitwe
GANERTONE Primary School in Kitwe requires K22,500 for the construction of a sewer system and enable pupils utilise the ablution block that was built seven
The ablution block was built in 2010 and has never been operational because of the lack of a sewer system.
Pupils are left with no choice but to use pit latrines.
This came to light on Friday last week when Kitwe mayor Christopher Kang’ombe visited the school to check on the state of the infrastructure.
Head teacher Nelson Daka said teachers and pupils faced challenges in using the pit latrines because of the unsanitary condition.
Mr Daka said the installation of a proper sewer system would help improve sanitation at the school.
And Mr Kang’ombe expressed shock that the school, which has been in existence for more than 30 years, still uses pit latrines because of the unavailability of sewer lines.
“It is saddening to see that the school has no proper sanitation and yet pupils spend most of their time within the premises,” Mr Kang’ombe said.
He assured management at the school that the problem would be dealt with within the shortest possible time.