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chronicle.co.zw 05 Aug, 2022 02:15 am

COMMENT: Churches crucial to achieving schools target

COMMENT: Churches crucial to achieving schools target
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The official said the Government targets to build 144 schools, with the rest to be built by the private sector on a financing model that will be beneficial to the investors while widening access to education by the public and easing pressure on the fiscus.The Government clearly does not have enough resources to serve this growing population in terms of provision of education infrastructure, hence its call for the private sector to play a role on a win-win basis.However, there is yet another essential segment of society that is not like the private sector which delivers for profit.As we court the private sector to assist the Government in building the 3 000 schools that the country needs by 2025, we need not forget what the Church has done in our history, what it is doing now and what it is capable of doing tomorrow.

We reported on Wednesday the remarkable work that the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints is doing in Bulawayo.Provincial Affairs and Devolution Minister Judith Ncube said: “I am grateful to see a lot of work being carried out by Government in partnership with Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints.

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