Bumbuli educational challenges getting addressed
Efforts by Bumbuli Development Corporation (BDC) have begun addressing unemployment, education and agricultural produce challenge in the Bumbuli constituency of Lushoto District in Tanga Region.
The BDC activities, brain child of the area’s MP, January Makamba, are giving the area’s economic and social potentials highlight, promising the provincial residents an unprecedented revolution.
The corporation launched the activities with the aim to augment the government in development plans. Makamba who is also the Deputy Minister of Communication, Science and Technology, said that through the organization and concerted efforts of the residents, more employment opportunities had been created for the youth, while farmers would get a reliable market for their crops.
He was addressing Bumbuli residents, who reside in Dar es Salaam in a meeting to introduce the organization and learn new developments and challenges facing people of Bumbuli since he became the area’s MP.
The guest of honour at the meeting held at the Karimjee Hall, was the Lushoto District Commissioner, Majid Mwanga. “Efforts towards development cannot be conducted by one individual, we have to work together.
That is why I called you here so that we can talk and come up with ideas on education and find how to tackle the poor availability of a reliable market. I know since I became your MP we have done a lot, but challenges still exist,” Mr Makamba said.
Elaborating on projects implemented by the organization which was started in 2010 but officially began operations in August last year, Mr Makamba said that they succeeded in ensuring that 150 students who had performed well in their Form Four mock examinations, were hosted in a special camp for intensive coaching in science, art and business subjects to increase their passing chances in the final exams.
The education endeavour was prompted by a report from Lushoto district which indicated that in 2010 only 60 students out of 1,200 passed the Form Four national exams. This year only 30 students out of 1,287 passed.
“We are determined to bring a new revolution in our education. That is why we need to work together. A student who performs well will be awarded 60,000/-. Teachers and the school will also be awarded for their efforts,” he said.
Mr Makamba said that economic projects by the organization will from September this year issue loans to youths and farmers. So far the corporation had received over 730m/- from a financial institution to start a factory and a centre for purchasing farm produce from farmers and sale them at competitive prices.
He said that since he was elected the area’s MP, they had addressed the problem of electricity. Vuga ward at the time, he said, had electricity. In six months it would have running water, he said.
Source Tanzania Daily News
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