Kewanu gives K600,000 to Mendi schools

Highlands, Normal

The National, Wednesday 10th April, 2013

 STUDENTS in Mendi-Munhui, Southern Highlands, will benefit from K600,000 distributed to 28 schools in the district.

The money is from the rehabilitation of education sector infrastructure (Resi) funds.

Mendi MP De Kewanu allocated K20,000 each to primary schools and K10,000 each to community schools. The Mogol Secondary School received K80,000.

Kewanu said at Tente Primary School there was no favoritism in distribution of the money. He wanted all schools to equally benefit.

He said the money was given last year but the delay in allocation was due to problems with the printing of the cheques.

He said K500,000 was from the Resi funds and K100,000 from his district service improvement programme funds.

Kewanu told the headmasters and school boards to use the money wisely for the benefit of the students.

“I will send my district project management team to visit all schools after six months to see what sort of projects or materials the schools have used the money for,” he said.

“Education is key to human and future development of the district. I want schools to make sure that the young generation receives better education,” he said.

Headmistress of Tente Primary School Cathy Bogen thanked Kewanu for visiting the school to give the money.

“This is the first time I see a local MP coming into the school 10 years after it was re-opened to give us money,” she said. 


She said the school was undergoing renovation and the assistance would come in handy.