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SNAT President clarifies why food rot in schools while Emaswati starve

Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020

MBABANE:Mbongwa Dlamini, the President of the Swaziland National Association of Teachers (SNAT) said it was very unfortunate that food that was meant to feed children continue to rot in schools while people are hungry in the communities.

Speaking to this publication on Monday, the SNAT President said government should consult with stakeholders before taking decisions to avoid such situations.

“We have a problem as a nation. We are dealing with a stubborn and indecisive government. We have tons of food rotting in schools while people are hungry in the same communities where the food is stuck. If government cared for the people, she would have asked the stakeholders on the ground to assist about the best way on distributing the food stuck in schools” said Dlamini.

The Times of Eswatini reported that food was rotting in the various schools, it quoted Welcome Dlamini of the Eswatini Principals Associations (EPA) saying they were requested to provide data to UNICEF regarding the food in schools. 

When this Swaziland News reached Sibongile Mazibuko, President of the Ngwane National Liberation Congress (NNLC) expressed her disappointment about government’s failure to utilise the food in schools. 

“A sane government must have data. We have a serious problem with a government who operates on suspicions. The government has failed to even conduct a survey to ascertain the number of people who would need food. This would help government and make it easier for her to distribute the food in schools to those nearby communities. If government planned ahead, the food would have been distributed before the lockdown” Mazibuko said. 

 

SNAT President clarifies why food rot in schools while Emaswati starve
Food rotting in schools(pic:Times)