BY PAULINE SIKWESE, MANA
Nkhoma Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) has renovated four teachers’ houses which were damaged by stormy winds last year (2019) at Kanyenda Primary School in Traditional Authority Kalumo in Ntchisi District.
Speaking when handing over the houses on Wednesday, the synod’s Deputy General Secretary, Reverend Brian Kamwendo said the synod decided to renovate the houses after observing that lessons had been affected since the affected teachers were being accommodated in classrooms.
“As a synod, we work hand in hand with government in promoting education standards in the country and we thought it wise to renovate the houses to create a conducive environment for the teachers, thereby improving service delivery,” he said.
He commended Ntchisi District Council through the District Education Manager’s Office for working hand in hand with the synod during the implementation of the project and pledged support towards renovating the remaining teachers’ houses.
Nkhoma Synod Education Secretary, Amos Kachilele Mwale applauded the community members for their support towards the project as they had provided bricks and sand.
Coordinating Primary Education Advisor (CPEA) for the district, Harmmex Malithano commended Nkhoma Synod for the gesture, adding his office was impressed by the teachers’ patience after their houses were damaged.
In his remarks, Group Village headman Mpamila said his subjects were committed to ensuring that the school property is safe and well taken care of.
The synod has renovated four out of the eight teachers’ houses which were damaged.