Minister of General Education Dennis Wanchinga says government is committed to building a new boarding secondary school in Milenge district of Luapula province.
The boarding school will replace Lwela boarding school that has saved the community in the area since 1935.
Dr Wanchinga made the commitment after touring the school in Milenge district.
He said the school will be part of the 89 secondary schools that government in partnership with the World Bank will soon start building.
The school that is situated about 200 kilometres from Milenge boma has no clean drinking water and electricity.
As a short term measure, the Minister has promised to buy a generator, mattresses and a solar powered water pump to cushion problems that pupils face at the school.
Dr Wanchinga who also visited Mapula Primary school in the area further committed to put up a one by three classroom block at the school.
Meanwhile, Milenge Member of Parliament Mwansa Mbulakulima praised government for embarking on infrastructure development especially in the education sector.
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