Imena Day Secondary School in Katete district has been officially launched.
And Eastern Province Minister Malozo Sichone has praised Chief Mbango’mbe of the Chewa people for what he has described as the first ever successful Day Secondary School initiative by a traditional leader in Eastern Province.
Speaking at the official launch of Imena Day Secondary School, Mr. Sichone said the school should remain a model as it was the first school built with partnership from the community, foreign partners and government.
Mr. Sichone said government will forever be grateful to Chief Mbango’mbe and Imena Foundation of the Netherlands as the initiative taken by the chief was an empowerment given to the people that will change their lives forever.
He urged other chiefs in the region to emulate Chief Mbango’mbe adding that the royal vision of developing his chiefdom through education was empowerment of the whole community for life.
Meanwhile Chief Mbango’mbe has thanked the government and the Netherland government for the unwavering support towards the project.
He was speaking when Eastern Province Minister, Malozo Sichone paid a curtsey call on him at his palace before the launch of Imena Day Secondary School
Chief Mbango’mbe noted that many are times people cry to government to build them schools but noted that Zambia was too big and therefore needed partners and communities to reach its people.