Taxpayer money should be accounted for - Bohn
During the dialogue, deputy executive director for formal education Edda Bohn said an accelerated infrastructure development plan will be implemented in phases, through which the ministry will allocate funds where most needed.
"Accountability needs to be strengthened, especially at school level. School grants are received, which are state funds, and the taxpayers’ money needs to be accounted for," she said.
Bohn added that lower rates for necessities should be offered to schools.
"We need to think of collaborating with the electricity and water providers to give subsidised or preferential rates for schools, and, most of all, consider service fee-free banking for schools.”
Meanwhile, the ministry's deputy executive director of finance, Knox Imbuwa, said frameworks and task forces have been established so that these discussions come to fruition.
He added that the accelerated infrastructure development plan will be implemented during the next financial year.