Bulawayo Progressive Residents’ Association (BUPRA) survey report revealed that pupils from Cowdray Park’s Hlalani Kuhle/Garikai area in Bulawayo are required to bring their own chairs to a school which only has two classroom blocks and accommodates more than 800 pupils.
The reports reads:
The school also has a serious shortage of furniture to the extent that pupils are required to bring their own chairs from home. The environment at the primary school is not conducive for learning as five classes share a single classroom block.
BUPRA states that a single doctor visits the suburb once a week on Tuesdays. The report reads:
Furthermore, residents said the clinic had limited staff leading to slow and inefficient services, with patients spending the whole day at the clinic to get attended to. Another challenge at the clinic is that there are shortages of drugs with patients given prescriptions to buy from pharmacies. This is expensive for most residents and has posed a threat on the right to primary health care. Also, a doctor is only available at the hospital on Tuesdays, and he is only able to attend to a limited number of patients.