Wapenamanda came alive today at the primary school grounds when Enga Governor Chief Sir Peter Ipatas was on hand to officially open 4 in 1 staff accommodation, double classroom containing both Library and Computer Lab and a staff house.
School Head Teacher Mr Kurai Piuk was just filled word of thanks for his board of management (BOM) for the school. He said that a teacher must sleep in a good house and teach the children. Knowing this at heart the BOM set aside some funds from their TFF funds as well as charging project fees annually to the students which led to the completion of the 4 in 1 staff house which cost at K450,000.
"Sir Ipatas it is with great pleasure let me thank you and the former government that you were with on the TFF policy which has let us achieve so many things in our School. It is how we manage the little we get that matters.
I also thank the Wapenamanda DDA under the leadership of Hon Pato which gave us K100,000 to complete the other classroom. For your knowledge Sir Ipatas we have also purchased and set up our Computer Lab for the students as well our school library," said Mr Piuk.
Sir Ipatas in his speech thanked the contribution of teachers, parents of students, school board and the head teacher to the development of infrastructure at the school. He also emphasized further on the separation of how the government level delivers in the provinces.
"Let me take this time to acknowledge Wapenamanda Primary School. This is a testimony of managing little funds you get. Well done school board chairman Belly Leme and head teacher Mr Piuk.
Also let me take this time to inform the people of Wapenamanda and Enga that District MPs are responsible to look after the affairs of Primary and Elementary Schools and it is my duty to look after High and Secondary Schools also Provincial and District Hospitals in the province. That is why sometimes you will never see me here.
I have made a commitment here to assist schools who do well in managing their funds as well as managing students enrollment well. Enga Provincial Government will support this school," said Ipatas.
He also stressed the importance of respecting people from outside of Enga that come and serve in our province. Sir Ipatas also informed the people that it is everyone's responsibility to develop our country. Ipatas also officially announced that he will bring to November Parliament sitting the bill for Enga to have Enga to have its own University.
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