Friday, 1 November 2013

Geita miner to spend Sh4 billion on girls secondary school

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By The Citizen Reporter

Geita. Construction of Nyankumbu Girls’ Secondary School in Geita will be completed early next year, it was revealed yesterday, bringing a ray of hope to thousands of girls who walk long distances in search of education.

The project is undertaken jointly by Geita Gold Mine (GGM) and the Geita District Council. The two signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in November 2007 under which they agreed that Geita District Council would provide land for development while GGM would construct the school and dormitories.

“Construction will be completed next March. We’ve spent about Sh4 billion so far,” GGM communications manager Tenga Tenga said in a statement. Under the MoU, the district council would also fully manage the 500 girls capacity school once built including providing teachers, stationery and equipment.

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