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NFP: Pay to use schools

Salaseini Moceiwai
Sunday, July 20, 2014

NATIONAL Federation Party (NFP) leader Professor Biman Prasad has called on the school managements in the country to charge political parties if they want to use their premises.

Prof Prasad, who was on tour of the North last week, said some of the managements had been reluctant to open their school premises for political campaign because they feared the government won't help them in terms of grants.

This, he said should not be a hindrance instead, an opportunity to generate extra income for the school.

"Some school managements we approached are reluctant to allow political parties to use their premises for campaign fearing, that the government will not give them school grant next year," Prof Prasad said.

"I call upon the managements not to have fear but charge the parties who want to use their premises because this will earn them extra money. The money can be better used for the school's operations.

"There's nothing to fear, they just have to rent their premises to the parties."

Meanwhile, Prof Prasad said their campaign in the North was well-received by people from all walks of life who took time out to be present at the various meeting venues.








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