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MTC Rural Schools Project heads to Tsumkwe

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Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) on Tuesday announced that it commenced with constructing six new classrooms and two storerooms for the Omatako Primary School in the Tsumkwe Constituency through its Rural Schools Project. In partnership with the Ministry of Education, Arts […]

Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) on Tuesday announced that it commenced with constructing six new classrooms and two storerooms for the Omatako Primary School in the Tsumkwe Constituency through its Rural Schools Project.

In partnership with the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, the project is aimed at rural schools to either build new classrooms or renovate existing classrooms.

MTC Manager for Corporate Affairs and Sponsorship, John Ekongo in a media statement on Tuesday said that over N.dollars 1.2 million has been availed to aid the construction of classrooms to ensure that the Namibian child learns in a conducive and safe environment.

“Our aim is to see the dreams of the Namibian child attained, regardless of where they are. Whatever opportunities are accorded to the Namibian child whether, in towns with superior infrastructure, the same must be awarded to the learners in rural Namibia,” he said.

He noted that as a stakeholder of MTC, their role is to make sure that their goals as learners and communities are achieved because they make MTC what it is.

“Omatako Primary School, which currently hangs on pre-fabricated classrooms on the stroke of their lifespan, will now see the turn from rags to riches when the new classrooms begin to form shape,” he said.

Otjozondjupa Governor, James Uerikua is quoted as saying that in support of the government, the regional leadership remains “delighted as a region of MTC’s footprint of hope and contribution to communities”.

“The construction of these classrooms will reduce the overcrowding of the current status, and equally so provide a conducive learning environment for our future leaders. Your bold step in assisting communities is a symbol that the future of our learners is indeed in good hands,” he said.

Uerikua further called on the ministry to assist the process of the construction, while urging the local constructors to utilise local skills, finish the job on time, and at no point abandon the project.

Source: Namibia News Agency

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