COWDRAY Park is set to have a fourth primary school to ease overcrowding at three primary schools in the sprawling high-density suburb, according to the latest Bulawayo City Council meeting minutes.
The council town lands and planning committee has assented to an application by the Zimbabwe Assemblies of God Church to establish a church-run primary school in Cowdray Park’s Phase Two area. That area of the suburb has no primary school forcing pupils to walk long distances to nearest primary schools.
“The director of engineering services (Simela Dube) had reported to the town lands and planning committee that an application had been received from the Zimbabwe Assemblies of God Africa Church to purchase the remainder of stand 14966 Cowdray Park to establish a primary school.
“The stand was within Cowdray Park Phase Two. This area did not have any schools and the establishment of one would therefore be a welcome development,” part of the latest minutes of the council’s town lands and planning committee read.
The council sold the stand to the Zimbabwe Assemblies of God Church at a cost of $10 220.