Govt reaffirms commitment in providing quality education


KALUMBILA district commissioner Robson Kalota says Government has a vision to provide quality and easily accessible education for all and relevant to the individual, the national and global needs. Mr Kalota said the construction of the ministry of general education infrastructure in the district had made significant contributions towards the realisation of the ministry’s vision through the provision of project grants for the construction of teacher houses and classroom blocks. “The commitment and passion to realise the vision of providing quality education to all is evidenced by Government’s increased investment in the education sector,” he said. Mr kalota was speaking in Kalumbila during the handover of three staff houses to the Ministry of General Education by Lumwana Community Trust Fund (LCTF) at Lubinga Primary School in senior chief Mukumbi’s chiefdom. He said LCTF has been implementing various projects including infrastructure development in the three chiefdoms of Mukumbi, Mumena and Matebo through the funding from Barrick Lumwana Mine Company. “This is a meaningful investment which is directly meeting the immediate need for teacher’s accommodation and long term outcomes of improved teaching and improved pupil performance,” Mr Kalota said. He also commended LCTF for the continued support and partnership shown in the district. The three staff houses were constructed at a total cost of K660, 000. And LCTF chairperson Chief Mumena said the trust’s investment in education development program was not only through contributing to improving the quality of education but also through improving infrastructure in the three chiefdoms. He thanked the Lumwana mining company and the Mukumbi Royal Establishment for cooperation and support during the implementation of the project. Meanwhile, Lumwana Mine senior cooperate affairs manager Nathan Chishimba disclosed that the mining company had provided about US$329, 000 for running the trust and delivering on approved community projects by the trustees. “This is part of Lumwana Mining Company’s vision of sharing benefits to host communities of Mukumbi, Mumena and Matebo,” he said.