June 4, 2023

The Lokolama Institute, within the village of Dima Lumbu, 12 km from the city of Bandundu, (Kwilu) has been utterly flooded by the waters of the Kasai River for 2 weeks.

Following this catastrophe, almost 200 and fifty college students had been relocated to a different college.

Benches, rest room amenities and all college provides are destroyed.

The director of the provincial division of Major, Secondary and Technical Training (EPST) of Kwilu 1, Denis Shanga Kapinga, says he has made preparations for these college students to finish the college yr:

“The Protestant Lokolama college in Dima is flooded. It’s a college that organizes 4 choices however sadly the constructing is de facto overwhelmed. So we made preparations. These youngsters now research in one other main college within the afternoons. They quantity about 200 and fifty college students.

However, he requests the intervention of the authorities for a definitive answer in order that this college can now not undergo from such conditions sooner or later.

“We’ve got launched an SOS in order that the authorities can come to our support. The varsity is constructed proper subsequent to the Kasai River. We ask that the authorities be capable of assist. That’s to say, there are benches which were washed away. There are even some college provides which have sunk, and even the sanitary amenities are destroyed. The authorities should see how we will prepare for this college to function subsequent yr,” stated Denis Shanga Kapinga.

The director of the EPST provincial division even proposes that the Lokolama Institute be outright relocated:

“I want to transfer this college to carry it elsewhere. There, we’re going to rebuild in order that even when there’s flooding sooner or later, it can not injury the college”.

It’s a number of weeks for the reason that waters of the Kasai River left its mattress in Dima Lumbu, thus inflicting the flooding and destruction of a number of properties in addition to sure public buildings, specifically the Dima well being heart, the workplaces of the River Police and Naval Drive.

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