MEC Majuba visits local schools to check sanitation infrastructure improvement projects.

Mpumalanga education MEC, Mr Bonakele Majuba visited four schools this morning to monitor progress relating to the construction of sanitation Infrastructure.
The schools visited are Saile Primary, E.S Malele Secondary, Kufakwezwe Secondary and Ntsie Primary.
The MEC was satisfied with the work done which included the construction of ablution facilities, drilling of boreholes, provision of water tanks and installation of hand washing fountains.
The Department said it intends to completely eradicate pit latrines within the 2021/22 financial year and that so far, 189 projects are underway and every effort is being made to ensure that they are completed within their stipulated time frame.
The principal of ES Malelane Secondary School, Ms Salome Timba, could not hide her excitement for the school infrastructure improvement. She said the fact that the school has 12 newly-built envriroloos has shaped the mindset of learners, teachers and the community at large to forge ahead focused on teaching and learning delivery.
“Today we have someone who is specially hired to take care of our precious assets, our rest rooms. To show our pride and excitement, we sing when we are in there, we treasure and appreciate what the Department has done for us. As for us now there are no more tears, no more sickness and we are now safe from cracked and dilapidated buildings. Thank you MEC and your team,” said Timba.
The MEC urged all role players to accelerate the process where possible to complete the projects. He said that the provision of ablution facilities is a human rights issue that was supposed to have been long addressed.
“I am satisfied with the progress made today, however, I expect that we work around the clock to deliver on this mandate. We must ensure that the pit latrines are eradicated within the stipulated time frames.” he said.

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