LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Malawi President Peter Mutharika is set to launch the United States government funded project for the construction of 250 secondary schools across the country
According to a statement from the Office of the President and Cabinet, Mutharika will launch the project on Tuesday in Lilongwe.
But perhaps what the statement ‘conviniently’ forgot to include is the source of the funds of the massive project.
Well, we will tell you that the 250 secondary schools have been funded by the people of the United States of America (USA).
“Yes the money for this massive project has been made available by the American government. That’s a fact. This was done about a year and half ago,” said a high ranking official at the Ministry of Education.
USA embassy officials also confirmed that the USA government is funding the construction of the secondary schools as part of the bilateral relations between the two countries.
But Mutharika is expected to take personal glory for the project during the launch of the project.
The statement said after the launch of the project at Kawale Community Day Secondary School, Mutharika will proceed to address a development rally at Kamuzu Institute for Youth in Lilongwe where he is expected to boast that he has brought the 250 secondary school through his wise and dynamic leadership.
A Usuid website says onTuesday, July 24, 2018, U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer and Minister of Foreign Affairs Emmanuel Fabiano signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining their joint contributions to the Secondary Education Expansion for Development (SEED) initiative.
It says SEED seeks to address a critical shortage of facilities, teachers, and seats needed to accommodate the more than 20,000 female students who graduate from primary school each year, but are unable to continue to secondary due to lack of space.