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MP donates school block

Stopping corruption, having sizeble number of children and using composite manure in their gardens are the only ways Rumphi West can develop, parliamentarian Jacqueline Kouwenhoven told her constituents on Thursday.

Speaking at Kasongwe in the area of Paramount Chief Chikulamayembe where she handed over a school block valued at over K13 million to the communities, Kouwenhoven said the government is struggling to address the social needs of the people because its citizens are not patriotic.

She said the constituency cannot develop when families fail to control births of children and some greedy and selfish people enrich themselves by plundering public resources meant for development in the area. She also called on her constituents to apply modern farming methods.

“Learn to be accountable in your offices, have manageable children and work hard in the fields to develop,” said Kouwenhoven.

She said her non-governmental organisation Evademaya pumped in over K2 million towards the school project while the Dutch Christians complemented with K11 million.

Principal Group Village Headman Chimkhwawa thanked Evademaya for the gesture, saying most pupils in the area will now access education as it was not easy to walk for two kilometres from the area to Bolero and another six kilometres to Betere schools.

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