The opposition Green Party has questioned President Edgar Lungu’s continued silence on the closure of CBU and the saga at ZNBC.
Green Party President Peter Sinkamba said it is shocking that President Lungu has been mute on the two very important events that ordinarily necessitate intervention of the President.
Mr Sinkamba said what is even more distressing and flabbergasting is that President Lungu 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 the crisis at CBU. We do not think that officiating and delivery of speech at the 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,” Mr Sinkamba said.
He has since urged 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 completed and is employed.”
He said it is extreme selfishness on the part of President Lungu to continue ignoring the plight of students roaming the street for no fault of their own, but poor governance in the education sector.