LIVINGSTONE MAYOR RESCUES UNEMPLOYED BUT QUALIFIED TEACHER MOTHER OF SIX AND A WIDOW WHO’S HOUSE HAS BEEN WASHED BY RAINS.
Ms Evony Habanje is a volunteer teacher at one of the community schools in Livingstone she has been teaching since 2012 without any payment. She explained that despite trying her level best to apply she has not been lucky enough to be employed. The mother of six and a widow who’s husband died in 2009 left her with a 4 months pregnancy life has been tough for her as her passion to teach is intact.
She tells CIC that the only house she has ever had has been washed away by rains. That lack of resources could not allow her to build a proper shelter for herself and kids or support them to go to higher education. She appeals to government to include her on the list of those to be employed as her life is in a mess.
Livingstone Mayor Ms Constance Muleabai directed one of the nearest government school to provide temporal shelter for her as government through DMMU moves in to assist her.
She said its a sad story how cruel the past regime was not to consider such a hardworking woman with huge responsibility to herself and the community. Headteacher of the said school Mr Urgent Moono agreed to the Mayors request and granted one of the classrooms to keep her for a while as rehabilitation of her house takes on.
Several houses have been affected in the toursit capital due to heavy rains being recieved.
Livingstone City Council Public Relations officer Mr Melvin Mukela told CIC that unplanned settlements are the cause of many places being flooded and affected. He said people where just building anyhow at times even blocking drainage systems. He said the council will do its best to ensure that water ways are unblocked and structures standing not in the vicinity agreed and approved by city council will have to be brought down.