Roads Fund Administration hands over potable water supply facility to Msiyaludzu School

On Wednesday 24 May 2023, the Roads Fund Administration handed over a water supply facility to Msiyaludzu full primary school. The water facility was handed over after upgrading the existing hand held Afridev water pump to a solar powered source. RFA Chingeni Station Officer, Mr. Stephen Chawala presided over the handing over ceremony.

Speaking during the presentation ceremony, Mr Chawala said “the RFA conducted a needs assessment in consultation with school management before prioritizing their needs.

“We noted that the school had acute water shortage which required urgent redress due to the cholera outbreak. There were also a concern of hygiene and sanitation issues for the special needs pupils who were being accommodated at the school campus”.

“The RFA approved and prioritized the installation of solar powered water supply system to the school to ensure provisional sustainable water supply which has no water bill costs.”

He urged the learners to take good care of the water facility and refrain from acts of vandalism as this would negatively affect themselves.

In his response, the headmistress Mrs. Mercy Gongoni thanked the RFA for the donation which will go a very long way to address the water challenge.

“We are very excited with the provision of the water facility as we have been unable to service the water bills which have accumulated to over MK500,000. We have some special needs pupils on boarding and lacked adequate water supply. The installation of the water facility has improved access to water and we look forward to reduction in water borne diseases such as diarrhea, cholera and covid-19.

We look forward to more support especially the need of learning materials for the visually impaired pupils”.

In his speech the District Commissioner for Ntcheu, Mr, George Ngaiyaye thanked the RFA for sparing its resources to donate to the school the water supply facility which will ensure that the pupils learn in a conducive environment free from water borne diseases which will result in improved hygiene and sanitation.

He called upon other private and government entities to emulate the RFA in assisting Government to address educational needs in public schools.

He called upon the pupils, school management and the community to take jealously guard the water facility from theft and vandalism.

The donation of the water facility is at a total cost of MK12million and is part of the RFA Corporate Social Responsibility.

The RFA operates Chingeni Toll Plaza in Ntcheu which is within some 2kilometer range of Msiyaludzu School.