School wall kills 1 learner, injures 2

A school wall has killed one learner and injured two others at Fumbi primary school in Mwanza.

Mourner overcome with emotion .

According to sources, the building, which was constructed in 2016 was not been used because of shoddy construction works.

District commissioner Ferancis Matewere identified the deceased as seven-year-old Livison Enoch who was pronounced dead on arrival at Tulonkhondo health centre.

He said the learners were just passing by the building when strong winds pulled down the walls, hitting the learners in the process.

Matewere said the other two learners Masiko Fositala, 10 and Mark Masitoni, 6, who are in standards three and one respectively, have been referred to Mwanza district hospital.

The district commissioner said the two learners are in stable condition.

The incident has attracted criticisms on the part of government, first for failing to provide good learning environment for its children and for lacking mechanisms aimed at protecting its citizens.

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Mkombedzi school in Chikwawa central constituency is another death trap. I last saw it in March 2019. Government/ community/development partners must join hands to demolish the existing substandard structures and construct durable structures. This school is on a ticking time bomb if nothing has already been done!

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Anthu akulukulu, ma MPs dzanadzanali kumavomereza ndalama za nkhaninkhani zomangira ma Stadium za private entities, mmalo mokonzanso ma sukulu omwe adaonongeka. As a parent I don’t know what to say? Ndiye nkumaima pachulu “ku” Malawi kuli umphawi” FOTSEKI! Umphawi wa mmutu wa ma MPS. Please try to learn to be proactive not active when budgeting.

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

When stadiums are a priority than good schools this is what you get.

Mito
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Mito

Charie it was of a low standard. . The building was condemned and nothing was done. And the construction company has been given another contract. Anthu akuyendera payere payere. They know that there is a weak government. Have you ever heard that those who are building or constructing these buildings or roads taken to court? They are given more contracts. And a warning to blindfold us…the fools There was an audit report recently which showed money was paid within supporting documents….No action was taken..,,unless we have a strong government things will not change.. as a country we support thieves. And… Read more »

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Mbulumbuzi

Let us accept the reality as it is in Malawi. Our schools are death traps. Some school buildings are so old and weak. They need serious renovations. At the same time, there is a lot that is left to be desired in the way our schools are built. They do not stand the test of time. They are poorly built. I did my secondary education at Namaka Community Secondary School in Kachingwe Village, Chiradzulu District, in the late 90s. A week after finishing our terminal exams in form 4, a strong wind blew the roof of the whole block away… Read more »

THE BEAST FROM THE EAST
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THE BEAST FROM THE EAST

R I P young G till we meet again in the God’s glory ,we are losing young people just because of the greed of the old people who don’t care about the future of the country look now what they are up to?

Achiswe'.'
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Very sorry to hear this sad news. But why are we again reading about shoddy workmanship? Earlier this year we read of the same thing happening elsewhere in Malawi. Whoever the builders are, they should be sued by the child’s parents, or preferably by the local education authority and compensation given to the child’s parents. Also could this site please refer to those attending school as ‘pupils’, not ‘learners’. If an article is written in English, then use correct English.

njpapi
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njpapi

VERY BAD RIP

Munthu
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Munthu

ITS OK!!!!! WE CARE LESS!!! WHAT IS LIFE AFTER ALL? DOLLAR TIKUPANGIRA ZINTHU ZA PHINDU NGATI KUMANGA MA STADIUM, KUPEREKA 76 BILLION KWA BUSINESS PERSON KUTI APITITSE PATSOGOLO BUSINESS YAKE

MPHANGALA
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MPHANGALA

KOMA MAN NDIYE MUNGALEMBE, ANYWAY RIP AND GET WELL SOON

Noxy
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Inutu hate siyjzakuthelani

knox
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Are BB and Wonders stadiums important important than this ? shame on Malawi parliament. Let us rethink. RIP.

Charie
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Charie

Inde ka do you mphepo umayidziwa kapena umangova anthu ose sakhala akuvutika ndi madzi osefikira aja ndi Vuto la boma ?go to beila akawone mphepo momwe inawonongera mpamene ukuwona kut ngozo ndi ngozi ,Kali kose politics mmalawi mmmmmm