China   hands over modern  pit latrines worth 32.5m/-

09Feb 2019
Correpondent
MOSHI
The Guardian
China   hands over modern  pit latrines worth 32.5m/-

CHINESE ambassador to Tanzania, Wang Ke has handed over modern pit latrines worth 32.5m/- to Msinga primary school in Moshi Rural District, Kilimanjaro Region.

CHINESE ambassador to Tanzania, Wang Ke

Speaking at the function, the Wang said that her country will continue supporting Tanzania in various development projects in health, education, and environmental conservation sectors.

Headmistress of Msinga primary school, Pancrasia Tesha lauded the role played by the Chinese envoy to Tanzania, stating that the facility will reduce the number of pupils suffering from water-borne diseases such as diarrheal and urinary tract infections (UTI), among many diseases due to the lack of appropriate toilet facilities.

“As you all know, lack of appropriate toilets particularly to public schools like Msinga primary school can fuel water borne diseases like diarrhea, and Urinary Tract Infections (UTI), among other diseases to our beloved pupils; so this project comes at a right time in our school,” Tesha said.

She further explained that, the project is vital for them as it will help to improve education through saving days missed from school through sickness as well as improving school’s hygienic environment through the use of modern pit latrines.

Tesha named other challenges her school faces as lack of school dining hall that will cost a total of USD 35,000 upon its completion, lack of staff toilet’s and residential houses for the teachers, and lack of school’s fence for safety and general security of the school’s infrastructures and properties.

On behalf of her fellow pupils, a Standard Five pupil,  Peter Athanas, lauded the Chinese government for the support, which is important in scaling up education in the school.

He said that the support will improve their performance as they have now modern pit latrines as the one they had previously has no conducive environment for them, thus fuels water borne diseases.

 

 

 

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