Energy and Power Development Minister Fortune Chasi, who is also Mazowe South legislator (ZANU PF), has paid tuition fees for 1 200 pupils from underprivileged families in his constituency.
Chasi deposited $146 000 into Mazowe Primary School’s CBZ account for second term fees. The development was confirmed by school head Archibald Tanda. He said:
We received school fees for 1 200 pupils from our honourable MP, the fees for the second term.
Meanwhile, Zanu PF youth and former Mazowe Primary School school development committee chairperson Peter Mangisa said they approached Chasi for help following the closure of Jumbo Mine where many parents and guardians were employed.
Mangisa also said that many families in Mazowe do not fall under the “underprivileged” category for them to qualify for the government’s Basic Education Assistance Module (BEAM) even though they cannot afford to pay the school fees.
The BEAM programme provides assistance to close to 500 000 disadvantaged children.