Teachers and students on access road construction.

students repairing gravel road.

students repairing gravel road.

Having realised that the road to access Chirumba High was now very bad for both locals and visitors the school staff and students went out to mend the access road. Chirumba High, situated 10km from Nyika Growth Point, is a Bikita Rural District Council school. The major question many people would
ask is that who actually is responsible for the maintenance of these access roads to schools, hospitals and many other public places. From the government’s statutes, the roads are a prerogative of the local
authorities. It is common knowledge that our local authorities collects levies from communities. One then wonders why they fail to attend to these very important roads. As if this is not enough, students learning time is lost while doing the job that these authorities should do. It is time that as residents, we should seek accountability of funds the local authorities collect from residents.

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