|Nathaniel Mubukwanu (left)|
Over 200 pupils in Mongu District of Western Province are being funded by the Constituency Development Funds (CDF) to attend school.
CDF is an annual allocation in the National Budget to all the 150 constituencies countrywide which is used to implement developmental projects.
The 200 pupils are specially selected by the Mongu Central Constituency CDF Committee and the criteria is picking pupils whose parents are unable to support them or pupils who are orphans.
"These children we are supporting are those whose parents have failed to take them to school. Our priority is to see these children contribute to this country's development," said Nathaniel Mubukwanu, Mongu Central Member of Parliament.
Mr Mubukwanu, who is also North Western Province Minister, recently commissioned a classroom block at Mukoko Basic School in Mongu which was refurbished at the cost of K30,000 using CDF.
The classroom block will be used for Home Economics and it has been equipped with various chicken utensils.
"Our focus as the PF Government is to rehabilite education infrastructure in Western Province as a way of improving education standards which are considered the lowest in the country. We are not happy with the low pass rate in the province," said Mubukwanu.
And Western Province Education Standards Officer Loveness Mubisi says the refurbishing of the classroom will help in the implementation of the revised school curriculum.
"I call upon other members of parliament to emulate Honourable Mubukwanu and use their CDF to help implement the newly revised education curriculum," said Ms Mubisi.