More than Tsh100 million has been spent this year by Tanga Cement through its Corporate Social Investment (CSI) to facilitate construction of classroom in Tanga Region, it has been said.
Speaking at Kwamndolwa Village in Korogwe District during the handing over ceremony of one classroom built for Kwamndolwa Secondary School over the weekend, the company’s Head of Corporate Communications Kati Kerenge said the cement producer was able to support Kwamndolwa School through its CSI programme that helps construction of classrooms for schools in need.
She said for a total of seven classrooms in Kwamndolwa they have so far built this year only the cement giant has spent a total of Tsh 20.4 million in the construction and furnishing of the classroom together with a total of 25 desks and 25 chairs.
“Our CSI focus is in items namely Community Development, Investment, Education and Healthy, but the man thrust in education” Kati said.
She urged the school’s students to study hard and also make good uses of the classroom so as to make it stay longer for the benefit of their fellow young sisters and brothers.
On this part the Kwamndolwa Secondary Construction Committee Chairman, Mbilu Shaaban thanked Tanga Cement for their support which according to him will support to boost education within the Kwamndolwa Ward, which consists of three villages of Kwameta, Mahenge and Kwamndolwa.
However, the committee chairman gave his thanks on behalf of committee members and villagers to Korogwe East MP and also Deputy Minister for Information, Sports and Culture, Joel Bendera who was supposed to be the Chief Guest for his commendable support which made possible availability of sponsors that none other than Tanga Cement.
“We thank Tanga Cement and we also deeply honour our MP Bendera, adding the deputy minister was on safari outside the country, because without his support the construction of this marvelous classroom would not be possible.
Apart from Kwamndolwa, three classrooms were constructed for Rosmini Secondary School at Pongwe Tanga, and another three for Pande Secondary School also in the same region.