By Hazvinei Mwanaka
MASVINGO- Masvingo City Council is planning to build a secondary school in Rujeko to cater for students who endure long distances to get to nearby schools in the area.
Currently there are Primary schools and no Secondary schools in Rujeko.
In an interview the City’s Mayor Collen Maboke said the money which will be used to build the Secondary school will be from the devolution fund.
“We have received RTGS 6 million from the devolution fund and we already have a resolution that we will use the money to complete Mucheke trunk sewer and another part of the money will be used to build a Secondary school in Rujeko.
“If you have noticed, students are walking long distances to other areas like Mucheke, we hope by building 2 blocks it will help a lot as other blocks will be finished in the long run,” he said.
Asked how much will be used to build the school the Mayor said he was not sure of the amount as the main project is to build the trunk sewer first.
“We are confident that all the money that we were given will be enough for the trunk sewer as well as building part of the classroom blocks,” added Maboke.
“Government’s policy concerning devolution money is that the money should be used as soon as it is disbursed so we are hoping to build it soon. So very soon we will be starting.
“So we are saying as long as we start building those two blocks the remainder will be finished when the School Development Committee is chosen,” Maboke added.
Maboke also said they already have land in Rujeko B but at the same time they also have another piece of land in Rujeko A.
“So we will sit as Council and give a resolution as where to build the school as we need a place which is central and will cater for all the students,” said Maboke.