Councilor Bondera Nyirenda was speaking at Chikangawa primary school where he was guest of Honour during an Open Day aimed at soliciting funds for school development.
“The Councils do not have enough money to carter for every development in the country hence the need for communities to embrace the spirit of self help to foster development of their areas,” said Bondera Nyirenda.
He then commended the idea by Chikangawa school of moving towards self help saying the initiative will attract organizations working in the area to assist.
The Ward Councilor then called on the alumni and other organization operating in the area to assist the school.
In a separate interview, Head Teacher for Chikangawa primary Tiyezge Kayira said the school organized an open day to fundraise money for the renovation of toilets and other resources at the school.
“The water system at the school has broken down and we want to construct pit latrines to serve boys since through the same initiative we managed to construct some for girls. We also need to source other teaching and learning materials to improve the learning process at the school,” said Kayira.
She then thanked all people who positively contributed towards fundraising saying all resources realized would be used for the intended purpose.
During the open day, Councilor Daniel Bondera Nyirenda contributed two bags of cement and K16,000 towards the construction of the boys pit latrines.
Chikangawa primary school, which has an enrolment of 605 pupils, was established by Malawi government in 1979 as a model primary school.