Schools’ infrastructure funding cut from budget: Yopyyopy

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THE money for the infrastructure development of schools has been removed from the budget, according to Education Minister Joseph Yopyyopy.
He was responding to Unggai-Bena MP Benny Allen in Parliament who questioned the funding in the supplementary budget to build boarding facilities for a new high school in Unggai.
“The Education Department registered the school to commence next year and we need money to build boarding facilities,” Allen said.
He said K500,000 was initially given to start the work on the school, district services improvement (DSIP) funds were used.
“The school has five staff houses, 32 classrooms, shower and ablution blocks and physics laboratories.
“We have spent K14 million so far with the services improvement funds.
“I had a meeting with the Education Minister some months back to discuss the possibility of giving me some funding to continue the project. I am still waiting for the funding.”
Yopyyopy said the school project in Unggai would have to wait.
“We do not have funds for this year.”

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