Mission schools should be free from paying rent

“Schools should be rent free both Mission run and government.”

This was a statement made by the Secretary for Lands and Physical Planning Luther Sipison when addressing students, staffs and parents during the St Lawanga Secondary cultural show today.

Sipison said, the Lands and Physical Planning Department is now working closely with the National Capital District Commission (NCDC) to making school grounds lease free as schools play an important role in educating our generation.

Stating that in the Land Act, mission leases are rent free as the Government recognises the work that the missions are doing.

“They are none profit organisations and therefore the authorities in-charge should not collect rents from them,” Sipison said.

“For Lawanga Secondary School and other mission schools in the city, I have written to NCD Governor and the NCDC authorities advising that mission leased schools are rent free,” Sipision stated.

Schools are providing very important education to our children without making profit but instead spending money on infrastructure and school materials.

Stressing on that, the Department will go on in assisting schools in the city in any way they can.

Moreover, Sipision made a commitment to the school and pledged to give a Desktop computer to the administration.

Lamech Jinimbo