Maintenance of Schools Ongoing

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and the North West District Council (NWDC) are aware of the infestation of bats in classrooms and teachers’ houses in primary schools in the Okavango Constituency, says Assistant Minister Botlogile Tshireletso.

Ms Tshireletso said that her ministry, through NWDC, was undertaking maintenance of all schools in the constituency which included the removal of bats from re-entering the affected buildings.

She said the works being undertaken included the removal of ceilings to let out the bats, rebuilding beam fillings on internal partitioning walls and replacing ceilings.While Ms Tshireletso told the house that the maintenance programme started in April 2014 and was expected to be completed in December this year, she requested the house that the question of the likely transmission of the Ebola virus by bats be directed to the Ministry of Health.

MP for Okavango Mr Bagalatia Arone had asked the Minister if she was aware that primary and secondary school classrooms and teachers’ houses in the constituency were infested with bats and if so, how safe were students and teachers in view of the findings that bats cause or carry the Ebola virus.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Governance

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