…Covid-19 blamed for disposal of school projects
Mupandawana High School Development Committee (SDC) was dissolved last week after allegations of improper disposal of school projects and assets that were distributed without following due processes during the Covid-19 induced lockdowns.
Parents and school authorities held a crunch Annual General Meeting (AGM) on September 16, where they passed a vote of no confidence and unanimously agreed to dissolve the SDC.
The meeting was convened after school standards continuously deteriorated at one of Gutu District’s oldest schools.
The projects, including piggery and poultry were allegedly disposed after school authorities cited economic hardships of Covid-19 arguing that the school coffers were dry since no tuition was paid during the lockdown period.
Efforts to get a comment from School Head Kundai Kufa were fruitless as she declined the call and never picked her mobile when persistent efforts to contact her were made.
A new SDC elected and to be chaired by Innocent Bveketo vowed to bring sanity and accountability to the school.
“I was appointed the new chairperson for the SDC and we promise to bring transparency and accountability to the school. We are going to make financial statements and call auditors to audit the school accounts so that we start on a clean slate,” said Bveketo.
Bveketo a former secretary with the dissolved SDC board will work with a committee that includes Thaddeus Vhondo and Samuel Mawere.