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By Kenson McCloud
One of the country’s child activists, Desmond Mhango, has called for equitable distribution of resources as government is set to roll out the Malawi Education Reform Program (MERP) which seeks to expand access to education in the primary sub-sector.
The 4 year project which was launched on Tuesday will see Government and Global Partnership for Education (GPE) partnering to the tune of $200 000 in the construction of eleven thousand cost-effective classrooms, one thousand sanitation blocks and close to six thousand public primary schools.
In an interview with Timveni Online, Mhango said there is need to ensure that government prioritizes areas where children walk long distances to access education.
According to Mhango, there is need for infrastructural development to be equitably spread so that more children should benefit from the project.
He, however, cautioned responsible officers to ensure that corruption does not affect the progress of the project.