APM donates minibus to Dedza Secondary School

President Peter Mutharika has donated a minibus to Dedza Secondary School.

Ben Phiri handing over the minibus to Dedza Secondary School
Ben Phiri handing over the minibus to Dedza Secondary School

Through his special assistant Ben Phiri, Mutharika who is an alumni at the school, also promised to rehabilitate the school and pay for the maintainance of the the road up to the Boma.

According to Phiri, the whole project will cost the President K20 million.

“This gesture followed a surprise visit the president had to this school, he was shocked with the status of the buildings and the state of the road.

“Although the school has produced prominent people in the society, APM thought it wise to lead in assisting the school so that the rest should follow,” he said.

Phiri said the six kilometer road maintenance and school rehabilitation will start from next week.

“The President is using his own money in all this and it is his wish that he extent the same to other secondary schools.” he said.

Late President Bingu wa Mutharika also was alumni at the same school.

Phiri advised the students to take care of the school and the buses for future use.

“If the crop of APM had vandalised the school I don’t believe some of you could have been here today. Should you destroy the school today, your children or grandsons will have nowhere to learn,” said Phiri.

Dedza Secondary School Deputy Head Edness Banda said the bus will help solve transportation problems.

“We have had problems to help sick students to hospital and teachers to attend meetings at the ministry and district offices and now this is the thing of the past,” she said.

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Sidreck Austin
6 years ago

Waba ameneyo.mbava ya chabe chabe.mbuzi

Nobel
Nobel
6 years ago

Of course no one will not be 100% right but let us thank the president no matter how long it has taken him to remember his old school. If Bingu, APM etc were there, how many more were there and how many have come forward to do what the president has done? The same can be replicated into the primary ahd secondary schools we’ve gone. Its better to donate to your former school when ur a head of state than criticize and do nothing though your former school is in dire need of maintenance.

maurrice
maurrice
6 years ago

So fuel will be selling at 1900per litre from friday, so Ben are you going to donate fuel

KING SOLOMONS WISDOM
KING SOLOMONS WISDOM
6 years ago

MY NAME AS U HAVE SEEN AM CALLED ACCOUNT NUMBER ONE.GREEDY PRESIDENTS LOVE ME SO MUCH.THEY PUNCH HOLES ALL OVER ME WITH WORST ARROGANCE.ASK KASONGA PHIRI WHY HE FEELS PITTY ON ME.HE KNOWS THE SECRET BEHIND MY EXISTENCE.PLS COME TO MY RESCUE-CLOSE ME FOREVER.yours account in turmocious waters

Kalekeni Kanene
Kalekeni Kanene
6 years ago

I as one of former students of this school wish to thank the president for remembering the school through this donation. May God bless you Mr President. I wished I could do the same. ‘Sapere Aude’ (Dare to be Wise) is the motto of this school. I was there from 1979 to 1983, residing in Shire Hostel. I love this school. Always in my memories. Godfrey Longwe.

Mfwethu
Mfwethu
6 years ago

Applauds to APM for this gesture but he should extend this gesture to all schools that are in bad state. As an academician he should make education a priority not just selectively doing his handouts.

crispen kandido
crispen kandido
6 years ago

HOW CAN A WHOLE PRESIDENT USE TAX PAYERS MONEY AND CLAIM ITS HIS ASSET AND THEN HAVE CAMPAIGN PARADE THAT HE IS DONATING. THIS WAS UNDERSTANDABLE DURING MULUZI PRESIDENCY BCOZ HE IS EDUCATIONALLY CHALLENGED, BUT FOR A PROFESSOR AT LAW!!!!!!!!!!??????????????
CRY MY BELOVED COUNTRY

mangochi kabwafu
mangochi kabwafu
6 years ago

Cash gate money? Wazitenga kuti? And the mini bus itself, sii used Dubai? Malawi is pathetic.

mulunguatithandiza
mulunguatithandiza
6 years ago

Did it have to wait until HE was president to assist the school? So he had no money when in USA and no money when minister and no money before being president. So within six months he has become so rich when the country is bleeding white. How ironic.

The truth shall set them free
The truth shall set them free
6 years ago

How ironic indeed !
This guy came back with literally nothing ! His late brother literally sourced his area 43 house for him , he was very surprised that he also had to literally buy it for him, and not only that ,he had to literally buy the furniture and curtains and pots for him ! And now he can afford to donate public assets in his own name ??
These so called donations are what Cashgates are made of !

Mbolozidana
Mbolozidana
6 years ago

This will be the first target by ever irrate and uncompromisisng students to damage during riots

Turpsy
Turpsy
6 years ago
Reply to  Mbolozidana

Am the alumni of dedza and it has a bus and a 3 ton lorry,there av been demostrations bt u wul never fine a student smashing school property,i guess there are wise n smart…dats y they are called sapere aude

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