Two very important events have taken place in the last few days. First was the closure of Copperbelt University. Second, is the harassment of workers at ZNBC. What is shocking is that President Lungu has been mute on the two very important events that ordinarily necessitate intervention of the President. What is even more distressing and flabbergasting is that the President has chosen to deliver speeches at campaign political rallies in and attend ceremonies at the expense of addressing governance issues at the two important institutions.
As the Green Party, we do not think that PF winning of Bangweulu Constituency is more important than crisis at CBU. We do not think that officiating and delivery of speech at Show in Lusaka is more important than resolving the crisis at CBU. We do not think that delivery of speech at Dangote Cement is more important than resolving the crisis at ZNBC.
We urge President Lungu to place value on the education of the youths and act now to resolve the crisis. As a beneficiary of university education, he knows too well how his education has helped him ascend to the highest office of the land. He knows too well the comfort that goes with university education once completes and is employed.
It is therefore extreme selfishness on the part of President Lungu to continue ignoring the plights of students at the moment roaming the street for no fault of their own, but poor governance in the education sector.
Mr. President, you are in charge. Set your priorities straight. The nation is waiting for your action.
Mwebantu close to President, please help convey this message to the him