Protesting Students at UNZA
Protesting Students at UNZA

Calm has returned to the University of Zambia -UNZA- Great East Road campus, after students protest, from Monday night into Tuesday morning.

The students are demanding for an increase in their meal allowances.

Calm has since returned while police officers in riot gear are still keeping vigil at the institution.

A TV 2 news crew that has visited the UNZA Great East Road campus on Tuesday, found the situation calm, and students going about their business.

This morning Students protested demanding for an increment in meal allowances due to the high cost of living.

The students gathered at Mock Square where they started chanting slogans leading to disruptions in the flow of traffic around the area.

Riot Police however moved in quickly to quell the demonstrations.

Students are currently paid K 22.50 per day as meal allowances.

UNZASU Vice President Hakham Himaanga told Journalists that the students are demanding that government increases their daily meal allowances from K22.50 to K35 which have not been revised since 2011.

‘The cost of living around the campus have gone up and it is only fair that our meal allowances are increased accordingly,’ Mr. Himaanga.

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12 COMMENTS

  1. Lungu you are in manigi trouble…. ask kaunda in 1991. Kuya bebele ku Chawama ba Tata. It was good while it lasted

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  2. A fair request. But I wonder why they had to burn tyres in order to as for the increment. This is where the union loses public support for a good cause. How does it benefit the students if they damage an ordinary citizen’s property?

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  3. ati the cost of living around the campus has gone up,,ekekekekekekk,,, what about the cost of living ku chibolya???

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  4. Poor management of crisis by Government. Burning of tyres can always be avoided if Government was proactive. The only thing they is brutally reacting. This is surely the downfall of Lungu’s regime. Mark my words. Very soon, there will be national traction on protests.

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  5. AFRICAN GOVERNMENTS CAN’T LISTEN. THE ZAMBIAN GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN ADVISED TO INTRODUCE STUDENT LOANS BUT ONE WONDERS WHAT THEY WAIT FOR. ALL THESE PROBLEMS CAN BE SOLVED WITH STUDENT LOANS WHILE INSTILLING ACCOUNTABILITY, MATURITY, DISCIPLINE AND A SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY IN STUDENTS.

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    • Yes student loans managed by the banks. Those who don’t pay back will have their records kept by the banks and the CRB. Those who go abroad leaving outstanding loans will find the loans waiting for them on their way back. As simple as that. It can work.

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    • @kc
      Nope, we are just hoping that Lungu and his government will solve the problem. I mean they are the ones in government at the moment.

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    • @ KC

      Why should HH solve problems created by the permanent failures?
      After all, you are led by “humble”, “anointed” and “visionary” leadership(lol) and the REAL results are there to be seen day in, day out. Great job to be proud off!!!

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  6. These students are a disgrace, their friends in Kenya,Ghana, Uganda are design and making car for the government, here you are throwing stone over meal allowance,this is very shameful. I am yet to hear that a student from unza has designed a car.

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