By Konda Chilimunthaka
The First Lady of the Republic of Malawi, Her Excellency Madam Monica Chakwera on Monday morning presided over the handover ceremony of the newly built Luviri Secondary School in Rumphi.
Speaking at this ceremony, Madam Chakwera expressed her gratitude for the newly built education facility that is to provide 50-50 enrollment for both boys and girls and she added that she believes the school will make Malawi better in terms of education.
The First Lady further urged the chiefs, learners and the entire community to fully take care of the facility saying it is for their pride and benefit.
Madam Chakwera also donated 1,600 face masks to students of Luviri Secondary School as one way of making sure that students are well prepared with Covid-19 preventive equipment since schools are opening amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Concurring with the First Lady, the Minister of Education Honorable Dr. Agnes Nyalonje and the Director for Eva Demaya Centre Jacqueline Kouwenhoven concurred on a point that education is a key to success for the current generation more especially the girl child.
Nyalonje again promised that her ministry will provide 200 beds and mattresses to the school and added that her ministry will make sure the school has all needed minimum package of infrastructure like library and laboratory.
Luviri, a boarding secondary school standing on 8 Hectare land given freely by the Kanyerere Gondwe family, has been built in Luhono area of Themba la Matemba Chikulamayembe by Eva Demaya Centre whose Director is the former Member of Parliament for Rumphi West, Jacqueline Kouwenhoven with private funds from the international community in Netherlands amounting to MWK215 million.
Once all building activities are finished, Luviri Secondary will be among the most modern and beautiful Schools in this country.