Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

Tanzania: Commissioner Orders Leaders to Build School Toilets

RUKWA Regional Commissioner, Ms Stella Manyanya has ordered all leaders from Legezamwendo ward in the newly established Kalambo District to ensure latrine pits for both teachers and pupils at Kalembe Primary School are in place within six months or else face punitive measures including termination.

The RC issued the order while addressing a public rally at Legeza mwendo ward after several teachers and villagers rose and echoed their sentiments over the problems the Kalembe Primary school is facing including a shortage of desks and pit latrines.

The school's head teacher, Mr Ezekiel Rupogo, told the RC that the school has more than 500 pupils but it does not have enough latrines to serve both pupils and teacher. He added that pupils are forced to sit on floor due to a shortage of desks. "The school currently needs more than 200 desks", said Mr Rupogo.

It was at that juncture Ms Manyanya directed parents and guardians to ensure that their children do not sit on the floor in class. " As the leader in this region I hereby order all the leaders here to ensure that within six months all requisite infrastructures including latrine pits are constructed," she ordered.

The RC is on a working tour to all the 64 wards in the region to sensitise farmers on modern farming methods including improved seeds and fertilizers in efforts to ensure that by the next harvest farmers triple their food production.

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