CHIPATA Mayor Sinoya Mwale says all Chipata residents have a duty to make the new city shine as a beacon of excellence.
Officiating at the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a hall at Anoya Zulu Boys Secondary School, Mwale said Chipata’s attainment of city status had raised a lot of expectations.
“I wish to assure the school management that my office will support this noble cause in any way possible. The declaration of Chipata as city has raised a lot of expectations from various stakeholders. Standards should rise in services provided by all institutions to befit the city. We all have the duty to let Chipata shine as a beacon of excellence,” he said.
Mwale said the government attached great importance to education as evidenced by the way schools were being constructed across the country.
He said the government had put in place a lot of measures to improve the quality and standards of education.
He said he was aware of the challenges the school faced such lack of an assembly hall, laboratory as well as sports infrastructure.
“Let me mention here that government is committed to providing a conducive learning environment despite the challenges faced by the school. I wish to commend the school board, the PTA and management for
coming up with an initiative, which is aimed at raising funds, including school facilities, which are lacking. Such initiatives cannot be overemphasized as they supplement government’s effort such as this one,” said Mwale who also urged the business community and other well-wishers to continue helping the school.