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I am ready to bring back meal allowances if…..Kaingu

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Higher Education Minister Micheal Kaingu unveils the logo of the National Biosafety Authority to officially launch the National Biosafety Authority
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Higher Education Minister Michael Kaingu has revealed that he is ready to reinstate meal allowances for CBU and UNZA students if managements at the two institutions meet the conditions set the reopening of the universities.

Dr Kaingu said the withdrawal of student’s meal allowances was conditional stating that he would reinstate the facility if the conditions for reopening the universities.

He said he met Interim Councils of the two universities who pledged to adhere to the five conditions he spelled out during his ministerial address to Parliament.

Dr Kaingu was speaking when he featured on ZNBC’s Sunday Interview programme last evening.

“If you wish to know, I met the Interim Councils of the two universities in Lusaka and they agreed that they will meet the five conditions we set out for reopening the universities and if that happens, then I will give them back the meal allowances,” Dr Kaingu said.

He reiterated that part of the conditions for reopening the universities include the identification and subsequent expulsion of ring leaders of recent riotous behaviour at the two institutions.

“University managements should also ensure security measures are tightened at the institutions in order to protect the infrastructure, we have asked them to erect a fence and install flood lights and CCTV at these institutions. The problem with UNZA for instance is that it is too porous, I have never seen a university with such a porous boundary. UNZA is too porous, there is no university which is too porous, you can’t protect the property of the university without fencing the parameters,” he said.

“Furthermore, all students should be surcharged in order to pay for the maintenance and repair of damaged infrastructure. We also want all students to sign commitment forms that they will not participate in riotous behaviour as they walk into university grounds.”

He said the conditions are meant to deter a repeat of the riotous conduct exhibited by students last month which led to the closure of the two higher learning institutions.

He warned that failure to instil discipline at UNZA and CBU will make the two institutions ungovernable.

Dr Kaingu also refuted assertions that Government rushed to closing the universities due to a lack of funds to run the institutions.

“It’s not that Government doesn’t have money, Government will always meet its commitments, it may delay but it will pay. It is not true that Government triggered this situation and if you wish to know, the bursary forms which these students sign say that Government will pay only when the funds are available, the pledge from Government is that it will help those who are vulnerable but the beneficiaries must be rational and students must be able to understand the government fiscal policy and if the money does not come through taxes, then government will not pay,” he said.

He added, “Even my salary delays sometimes, in real life, there are people who wait for three months to get their one-month salary. The root cause is the student’s riotous behaviour and not Government’s delays in paying them. Students must learn to wait.”

98 COMMENTS

  1. It’s not about the meals. Every day that University is closed is time wasted that we won’t get back. We are lagging behind as a country while other countries are working twice as hard to make education a priority. Wake up Mr Minister.

    • This minister is a pure nutcase. How or why should meal allowances be tied to naming of ring leaders? If govt has already been made a commitment at the start of the semester to pay these allowances, why should they withdraw this money based on ringleaders? This is typical African abuse of authority and lack of seriousness in maintaining smooth operation of the highest institution if learning

      Give us til August when HH comes to power then all this mediocre management will end

    • PF government must scrap their sitting/sleeping allowance in parliament !! give back the students their food ,, you flip floppers of government,,,,
      and those CCTV things I thought Sata mulenga bought when he buying those expensive ones for the roads in Lusaka,,,,,

    • Let us have solid systems of funding the Universities not systems that are interpreted at the whims of the likes of Kaingu who are morally elastic and want to appear like they are father christmas.

    • Violence can never be justified…….worse still if done to innocent motorists because a student was not paid meal allowance. We know that the opposition is trying to gain political mileage out of this issue when they are the ones that paid students to riot. Yes, Kaingu might have made a few mistakes here and there, it would be foolish of him not to change his decision after realisation dawns on him. On the ballot there’s is no provision for voting out a political party……..we only vote for political parties and I’ll gladly vote for ECL and PF………chikubabe reloaded!

    • Violence can never be justified…….worse still if done to innocent motorists because a student was not paid meal allowance. We know that the opposition is trying to gain political mileage out of this issue when they are the ones that paid students to riot. Yes, Kaingu might have made a few mistakes here and there, it would be fo olish of him not to change his decision after realisation dawns on him. On the ballot there’s is no provision for voting out a political party……..we only vote for political parties and I’ll gladly vote for ECL and PF………chikubabe reloaded!

    • Kaingu, sindalama zanyoko. You and PF have failed come August 2016 the exit door will be shown to you. That is the trouble of attaining higher education via the backdoor (aptitude tests). Interesting how all PF policy are reversed overnight as PF fail to think through anything critically.

    • The PF and it’s minister should first apologise to the students for not paying them on time. Kaingu and PF shouldn’t be imotional when managing the affairs of this country but instead should be factual, professional in dealing with simple issues like paying students on time. The closure should have in the first instance been avoided had GRZ and its PF managers been honest to students that they had a cashflow crisis at the time. These young adults are not only students per se, but future developers of this beutiful nation.
      Good morning Zambia.

    • Kaingu chili tuya bad!!

      Firstly he is not Father Xmas – if he tried to, he would be the grinch!!

      For the bushman that he is, obviously, he has never visited a University based in the centre of a city – they have no wall fences or his so called boundaries that are non-porous. This is the idioc..cy of the current crop of bunkums ruling zed!!

      Vote wisely on 11/8/2016 – vote UPND!!

      I thank you!!

  2. Let these students behave they should not be used by cheap politicians who have no future. It’s actually premitive way of solving problems when you destroy property of your parents, we send these guys these institutions to learn not be come kadas.. .

  3. I didn’t know students at learning institutions in Zambia are treated like animals, who need to be kept in fence. Where we come from we keep animals in a fence, like a kraal! Pls, learn to treat our kids like normal folks not animals under 24/7 guard. For this Dr, tell him that most learning institutions around the world are not fenced, only a symbolic entrance gate, and some are infused within downtown setups. Just wonder where he went for sch.

    • @jo
      Yes most learning institutions around the world are not fenced. But security is provided to property and personnel of these learning institutions which is lacking at our public institutions. There is need for security just as there is need for discipline among students in our public institutions to avoid unnecessary disruption of academic programmes which impacts negatively on the image of these institutions. In other parts of the world, students do not go destroying property when aggrieved. You may also wish to know that there are students who graduated years back and living with their friends on UNZA campus. There are also those who failed and are living on roof tops of old UNZA residences, specifically the “ruins”. These were among students who were picked at UNZA by police and…

  4. TOO LITTLE TOO LATE. BESIDES THE CONDITION KAINGU HAS SET DEMANDING THAT CERTAIN STIDENTS BE IDENTIFIED AS RING LEADERS AND SUBSEQUENTLY EXPELLED IS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE. FIRST OF ALL HOW DOES KAINGU INTEND TO ENSURE DUE PROCESS FOR THESE STUDENTS. KAINGU IS MARELY TRYING TO BACK TRACK BECAUSE OF POLITICAL HEAT. CBU AND UNZA STUDENTS THE TIME IS HERE TO GET RID OF KAINGU. VOTE PF OUT. ELSE YOU WILLCONTINUE TO BE TREATED LIKE POLITICAL PAWNS. CBU AND UNZA FACULTY AND STUDENTS YOUR TIME IS NOW HERE. SHOW THE PF THE POWER OF YOUR VOTE!!!!!

    • @loadist

      Are you saying erring students should be maintained so that they continue to cause trouble? Where will be discipline among students in universities?

    • Ba zedoc
      Try to use your head to think not your behind. The students rioted because their issues fell on deaf ears. If those in govt tried to give them reasons and assurance, they wouldn’t have. This is the reason we say PF is reactive not proactive. You leave situations to germinate and grow to an unbearable state then you now start to castigate people. Watch how this time PF will be scraped off like a piece of wood.

    • @ZEDOC I AM NOT SAYING THAT AT ALL. THE ISSUE IS KAINGU SETTING THE EXPULSION AS A CONDITION FOR REOPENING THE UNIVERSITIES. FIRSTLY KEEP IN MIND THAT INVESTIGATIONS OF THIS KIND TAKE A LONG TIME AND A LOT OF RESOURCES. SECONDLY AT WHAT ARBITRARY LEVEL OF INVOLVEMENT DOES ONE GET EXPELLED? JUST BECAUSE ONE WAS A RING LEADER IN STARTING THE DEMONSTRATIONS WHICH IN THEMSELVES ARE NOT CRIMINAL DOES NOT MEAN YOU CAN BLAME THEM FOR THE MOMENT AT WHICH THE MOB WENT VIOLENT. THAT IS MOB PSYCHOLOGY. YES ACTION SHOULD BE TAKEN TO ENSURE DIDISCIPLINE AND JUSTICE BUT DO NOT RUSH THE PROCESS AND ALSO ENSURE THAT DUE PROCESS IS ACCORDED TO ALL THE STUDENTS.

    • @ zedoc

      Are you saying that ALL students participated at the destruction of property?

      What Kaingu is advocating is a 5tupidity and contrary to the Law.
      Where in Zambian Law exist form of “collective punishment”?
      Just because PF has contracted Israeli consultancy firm, it does not justify employing Israeli Government illegal punishment of all Palestinians to apply the same to Zambian youths.

  5. Useless minister and PF. Once he reverses, then PF cadres will be praising Lungu and PF that he/it is a listening president president/party

  6. Let students eat their meals from the ‘dingo’! Don’t reinstate meal allowances, let CBU/UNZA students behave like those from Mulungushi university and other public colleges- indeed Ring leaders should be expelled and seek jobs from their sponsors! These ‘overglorified secondary schools’ should inculcate a sense of responsibility and a learning culture on the campuses not mediocrity as exhibited in their lumpenism and the culture of ‘imports’- Abash semi literate graduates!

    • @Huck fin I know you are senior preson at Mulungushi University,go to hell with your PF we shall deal with you come 2016 Augast you thieves.

  7. ……and if that happens, then I will give them back the meal allowances,” Dr Kaingu said.

    And since when does a minister make such decisions alone? There is total anarchy in our government!

    • And yet this stupid Kaingu was saying he does not pay meal allowances because he was not the minster of finance. How does he now say he is going to give back the meal allowance. He told his boss at the airport that he had closed the university and thrown away the keys. I hope he will find those keys now that he is under political pressure. A foolish government this PFools is.

  8. By the way, sorry to bring this here, but I note with a high level of concern that LT is conspicuously quiet about the violence on Saturday during rhe Youth Day Celebrations.

    By not reporting such, should we conclude that LT is another mouth piece for PF?

    • But LT is full if UPND Cadres bloggers. If LT was pf would they give you this platform. may be upnd has not given them a vehicle as they have done with JOY fm.

  9. Listening to this guy was so tortuous, no wonder he has no G12 certificate.
    Education is a right not a handout, just because someone writes “siyabanyoko” on a social platform shouldn’t be reason to deny them education.

  10. Ati I will then giv them back meal bla bla… Education is a Right, not a privilege. Animal farm. Power abuse at its worst.

    • I couldnt believe my eyes to see how these *****s stripped naked a woman in the presence of the police. Hah my fellow Zambians this is a fallen state under Lungu. We cant respect our women because of politics? Let us learn to respect our women they are our mothers regardless of their age. And even those senior govt officials cant condemn that! Huh!!!!

  11. So both UNZA and CBU are being run by Interim Councils? No wonder the Minister is having a political upper hand over them. Such proposals should have been better given to substantive Councils. What a political game of chess!

  12. The conditions set by the minister are very simple. Comply with the conditions and the universities will reopen and the students will have their meal allowances back. Discipline must be instilled in our students. They should considfr themselves lucy that their education is sponsored at a huge cost to the taxpayer. Those condemning the minister need to have their medulla oblongata examined as a matter of urgency.

    • @ kanamaso, any idea how much the cctv systems at unza and cbu would cost? And where does minister Kaingu expect the unis to raise these funds, when they are perpetually failing to meet their obligations to their workers (including retirees) and contractors?

  13. PF…….has no agenda for proper education system…… they have frustrated Zambian enough…. come August your time is up……CBU student chemical engineer

  14. KAINGU’S RESPONSE IS CLEAR EVIDENCE THAT PF IS POLITICIZING THE CLOSURE AND RE-OPENING OF THE UNIVERSITIES, WANTING TO GAIN POLITICAL MILEAGE. THEY ARE THE CAUSE OF THE PREMATURE CLOSURE AND NOW THEY WANT US TO HERE-WORSHIP THEM AS THEY OPEN THE UNIVERSITIES. THIS IS WHAT WE CALL CHEAP POLITICS. PF HAS ALREADY CAUSED GREAT DAMAGE ON THE EDUCATION AND ON THE LIVES OF THE STUDENTS. PF DESERVES TO BE PUNISHED FOR THEIR IRRESPONSIBLE ACTIONS. VOTE THEM OUT ON AUGUST 11.

  15. President Lungu here we have s Minister who is waiting to see you out of office open your eye’s you are gone.

  16. “I am ready to re-open”….I? Who the hell are you? UNZA and CBU are not private properties and actually it is not up to you to determine when to close them and when to open. This is where Zambia has got it wrong. The Ministers and the President has too many powers. I can understand the President because he is the Chancellor of Universities in Zambia, but who the hell is the Minister of Education?

    • @Mama, Please be informed that the Zambian republican president is not a chancellor for any of the universities. However, from the story it is clear that the minister has hijacked the role of the Senate. And the minister is just barking orders to the university councils. Where are those broke universities going to find money to install things like cctv cameras throughout the campus. Those things don’t come cheap north of the Zambezi river. Talk of abuse of power!

    • @Cuito Cuanavale, It would be prudent to have facts at hand before you contradict the knowledgeable. The Zambian constitution deems the president as the Chancellor of universities hence the head in any of the universities in Zambia is the Vice Chancellor…So Please you be informed and learn to speak from within the knowledge base. Wawa monko!

    • @Mama, it is not good to talk authoritative about things you know very little about. For your information the Chancellor for CBU is Prof. Muyunda Mwanalushi… This started under FTJ way back in the 1990s…

    • @Bufi Tuutu, Thanks for educating Mama who seems to be out of touch with what is happening on the ground in Zambia vis-a-vis higher education. I believe Dr. Jacob Mwanza is the Chancellor of UNZA. The late Dr. Peter Matoka was Chancellor at Copperstone University. And I believe Dr. Caleb Fundanga is a Chancellor for one of the private universities in Lusaka. Please Mr. Mama edcate us more about the Zambian constitution as it pertains to the president being the chancellor of all universities in Zambia. Wa pusuka!

  17. Do those universities have any foreign students? If yes what next for as they don’t rely on hrs allowances. Those universities if we’ll run could sources of forex for the country. It is shocking that UNZA is now worse than university of Botswana and perhaps Namibia too when it used to be among Africa’s top 10 universities not too long ago. With these closures we are sending foreign students away. What really is the vision for this country? Do we have priorities as a nation? Where have gotten it wrong? The answer is LEADERSHIP!! We have become under achievers in all sectors, we no longer have any sense of pride, no dignity,no morals. We are no chasers of small dreams and we have completely lost consciousness. Look at the violence in our streets- the leadership is quiet, look at the…

    • @ Maliongo, When was UNZA among the top ten universities in Africa? You are joking, right? Incidentally when were you last at University of Botswana and University of Namibia? Each of the two universities is kilometres ahead of UNZA in almost every aspect. That is the difference between politicians who work for their country and those who work for their tummies and pockets.

  18. This is Lungu visionless man of doing things, there is no way a Minister can make such a decision without President go ahead. The PF in usual style create a problem then the President pretends he knew nothing about it and will issue a Press statement that I have cancelled what the Minister said am ordering them to give meal allowance. Then they will say he is a lisetning president man of the poor.
    The fact is Government is broke the theives have looted the money. First time history of Zambia since KK days, mealie shortage, prices increased by 100% and you still want the chap to be president. You make make wonder is Zambia short of leaders.

  19. Is CBU or UNZA a private institution owned by Kaingu such that he can decide what to do any time and set conditions as he pleases?

  20. The Minister is in his right senses to put conditions in the re-opening of the two universities. Most of the students at the two institutions think that damaging government property and private property is the way to go! If there are politicians who have a hand in instilling indiscipline in students at the two institutions should have their brains examined because it is not normal way of gaining popularity. Let them (politicians) dare to do the same at any one of the private universities if they will get away with it. It is retrogressive to damage property, whether public or private. Don’t support anything as long as it is your political grouping that is championing or is behind the act!

    • No one stops PF leaders from sorting out the problems facing the country. The question is why wait for last minutes? Why wait for trouble to erupt ? Why wait until situations become unmanageable? Violence for example- why can’t they stop it ?….it’s right under their noses. Until the country becomes unmanageable? Its management through crisis? The answer is no one to call the shots at the top. No one to hold ministers accountable…..because the top leadership is highly incompetent and seriously compromised

    • @patriot
      The minister should stop halucinating by putting preconditions which are unattainable. Unza in particular is broke. If it were a private company unza would have been liquidated a long time ago. Where will it get the money to fence the entire perimeters and to install cctv cameras.

      Let the government address the root causes of riots at Unza and CBU which is primarily underfunding and its offshoots like debt burden to retirees and service providers, dilapidated infrastructure, students over crowing in lecture rooms and hostels, delayed salaries, uncompetitive salaries locally and regionally, general decline in university standards and rankings, etc. After “sorting out” the students, next the minister will turn to lecturers, and then to the support staff, then to Management,…

  21. Look at the violence in our streets- the leadership is quiet, look at the level of corruption everywhere especially in government- the leadership is quiet. Fuel scandals, land corruption, now we even have cholera in our compounds a disease we had managed to control a few years ago. What are the priorities of our leadership? What really do they want? What was the purpose of seeking office? Who is to blame for all this? Of course the Zambian voters

  22. Too late for damage control ba PF. You have just lost thousand of votes from the youths, their Parents, guardians and the entire nation at large over your handling of UNZA and CBU closures.

  23. The Minister is just in his right senses to put conditions in the re-opening of the two universities because the behaviour of some students at the two institutions is not to public expectation. Most of the students at the two institutions think that damaging government property and private property is the way to go! If there are politicians who have a hand in instilling indiscipline in students at the two institutions should have their brains examined because it is not normal way of gaining popularity. Let them (politicians) dare to do the same at any one of the private universities if they will get away with it. It is retrogressive to damage property, whether public or private. Don’t support anything as long as it is your political grouping that is championing or is behind the act!

  24. What did this man study for his PHD, and which institution conferred it to him? All know is that to have a PHD signed, sealed and conferred to someone, that person must be a critical thinker. I just hope he did not see Iris’s video because that can affect a parent’ thinking.

    • And yet this stupid Kaingu was saying he does not pay meal allowances because he was not the minster of finance. How does he now say he is going to give back the meal allowance. He told his boss at the airport that he had closed the university and thrown away the keys. I hope he will find those keys now that he is under political pressure. A foolish government this PFools is.

  25. As I see it, the biggest problem is that Kaingu has never been to university despite calling himself “Dr”. Most porous university – has he ever heard of university towns? Can anyone fence a town?

    By the way, for the current students the Meal Allowance is a contractual obligation covered by the Bursaries Agreements signed by students and Government, through the Bursaries Committee.

    Please just open the Universities. Those of us who passed through UNZA know that the set conditions will never be met because they are unreasonable in the first place.

    Dr Kaingu if you need any further advice on this matter just reply to this message and I will make every effort to contact you by phone through th Ministry official channels.

  26. I didn’t realize that Kaingu is such an intelligent man. He might not be eloquent in his public speaking but he spoke vey sensibly last night. I think it helps to listen with an open mind than judging him in the process. I am surprised universities are so dependent on government funding when they can engage into business to generate their own supplementary revenue. I am so sick of this archaic syndrome of ‘we are entitled to this and that. This is tax payers money’.

    • Mr X.
      There are over 35000 students both at CBU and UNZA so wat kind of business do you think all these students will do.. ?
      We just have to be dependent on gvt because they are government institutions.
      If you have been at these two universities you can’t be writing such rubbish.

    • *Purple – I am so baffled at your lack of understanding. ‘institutions’, not ‘students’ must engage into business to supplement government funding. Was that difficulty for you to understand?

    • So who is entitled to the tax payers money if not poor students. Your analysis is strange to say the least.

  27. Not TRUE Minister. I studied at Hallam university in Sheffield and Nottingham university in Nottingham. The two institutions were not fenced. Iam sure the Minister has lined himself to get a tender to erect fences and install CCTV.

  28. Why does does minister think that wall fence make a university secure or ‘not porous’. This belief in walls fences is over wieghted. A wall fence cann be scaled up, and in fact you even hide what is going inside the wall fence. I dont like the wall fences. What is important in my opinion is how to secuure the entrance into these structures and of course secure the students.

  29. Why does the minister think that a wall fence make a university secure or ‘not porous’. This belief in wall fences is over wieghted. A wall fence can be scaled up, and in fact you even hide what is going inside the wall fence. I dont like the wall fences. What is important in my opinion is how to secuure the entrance into these structures and of course secure the students.

  30. Students are not influenced by any political party other than the govt of the day that fails to meet its obligations. Which political party influenced students under one part state e.g 1986 riots?

  31. Student unions are political parties in themselves. Ring leaders are already known and these are student union leaders.

  32. let them b expelled we want sanity at our two universities, we a tired of these riotous behaviour by students as if they a special students in zambia than others

    • Melody you probably never passed through UNZA or CBU so you wouldn’t understand and its a worst of time trying to educate you here. Those of us who passed through there with nothing but BC to survive on cause our parents couldn’t afford know what it means. For your information when the government delays to pay BC you starve full stop. When you are hungry you are angry. Sometimes lets not just comment for the sake of commenting. We need to understand the issues.

  33. There you have it…that is Zambian leadership; they kneel for votes immediately they are elected the treat us like school kids being given lunch money.

    Wake up people from your docility!!

  34. The monies being paid to the students is for Zambian’s and not for an individual, its tax payers money. Make no mistake on this one. To withdraw this is doing a disservice to the nation. Deal with the problems and don’t create another problem. How can you solve a problem by creating another one?……

  35. It’s scary that a big policy decision is at the messy of one govt minister who can decide as he pleased. His daughter is getting her education overseas, probably at tax payers’ expense. He’s actually implementing his daughter’s emotions as govt policy as not long ago she was quoted in the media bragging about how powerful her dad is and her master’s degree. He’s using emotions to think through this. The conditions have nothing to do with students meal allowances but management… so why didn’t he withdraw management salaries instead?

    Switching to loans was actually a good idea if well thought after and implemented well in orderly manner. You deduct a percentage from their salaries via tax and this would ensure money is recycled into education for another generation. But this is…

    • @ Maverick you people are really shocking. I agree with you Student Loans are the way to go, but a lot of people here, mainly UPND we’re arguing against the withdrawal of meal allowances. It’s confusing to read back and forth reasoning based on wish to win elections! Whichever party…..

  36. If the university laid supine in front of him, in earnest supplication, then yes let the students benefit from the benevolence of their fellow citizens. In return, they shall not attack private property.

    • @Pstriot on keyboard

      What has happened to your.vociferous arguments.for.loans and.harangue on.HH insisting on.meal.allowances,?

      Let me tell you, Lungu PF have NO choice but to restore the meal allowances or else they will get less than 2% vote from the university community! What MMD Kaingu is doing is taking.personal blame for this saga to shield.Lungu.

  37. @Kakubeka…Learn to debate rationally. You show symptoms of intolerance. This is a democratic country not an autocracy like North Korea. Respect the point of view from others, Dictator!

  38. NOW THAT UPND LEADER HAS ACCEPTED PEOPLE FROMM MMD I AM WEIGHTING TO HEAR THE SONG PILATO IS GOING TO SING FOR HH AND GMB.IF HE IS NOT TO SING A SONG PALI IFI FYACHITIKA NINSHI IBANGE TALIMUSENDA BWINO.

  39. This man is insane, I was at CBU for four years in the 90s and we only had a demonstration once, no property was damaged but the police were their usual brutal safe. What this man needs to understand is that if the government sticks to its part of the BC arrangement then there would no problem. And this man is behaving as if he is dealing with Iris and paying for these meals from his own pockets. He has to be reminded that this is tax payers money not his personal money. Those students pay taxes, their parents pay taxes and I pay taxes. So it is our collective money not his to be saying I will pay if you meet these five conditions. Some of the conditions make sense some are simply stupid.

  40. Senseless Minister messing up our critical human capital. Where does he think we will get the engineers, doctors, scientists etc to run our economy?. Govt. needs to invest a lot of financial capital into the the learning institutions and come up with policies to ensure that they become centres of excellence in science and technology. This can be achieved through govt. assigning short, medium and long-term research assignments to Universities. Furthermore incentives can be offered to industries who allocate a portion of research and other critical needs to Universities. Govt. should furthermore find money to send top performing students to overseas for further studies, who should become pioneers in their respective fields when they return home.

  41. Awe mwandi! wonders shall never end! Has government provided funding to UNZA and CBU for installation of flood liights, CCTV, and fencing? Salaries in these institutions come once every 45 days. Retirees are have not been paid for many years. Lecturers do not even have offices to operate from. Some operate from their cars in parking lots. Dr. Kaingu, show me the money for these obviously expensive endevours.

  42. But mudala uyu chipuba! Uleti nokuti I will bring back fyototo fyototo! Nindalama zaanyoko? Kaingu epitomises f00lishness; I have never seen such a f00lish man since I was born

  43. In common with health, transport infrastructre, defence and security, and law and order, education is among the primary services and facilities for which Taxes are paid, and is a mandatory duty and responsibility for which Government Administrations are put into office! Education is a responsibily which the Executive wing of Government is obliged to deliver to the Tax Payers. So, who tells Kaingu that he can shut education facilities at his own whims? Crazy!

    Zambia is not short of manpower. All failures should be fired, so that those with capacity can takeover. The Zambian Government is for all Zambians, and not for a clique at Cabinet!

    We all pay Taxes.

    Kaingu, zwa!

  44. Ever since MMD lost to pf,the party has never been normal.All it’s members have walked about aimlessly looking for the power they once had through infiltrating pf.If Sata was alive,this dimwit who tore his speech with disgust could never even dream of this job he has.The bookosi lady another dimwit who expelled students Sata reinstated could not have that job if the man of action was alive.This people do not meanwhile for pf, I think they are still hurting from that humiliating defeat,we have just read that another bunch has defected to upnd hoping to regain the power if upnd wins.Headless confused chickens,deal with them at your own loss because their royalty is questionable?

  45. Dr. Kaingu is a big liar. He doesn’t have the power to withdraw meal allowance. Meal allowances can be done by repelling the meals allowance act through parliament or SI.

    • You cannot repel Act of Parliament (“primary legislation”) by using Statutory Instrument (“subsidiary legislation”)

  46. You do not solve the underlying issues by threatening and treating people like little children. Surely, all you can talk about are fences, cctv and flood lights. Is it the absence of these features that has caused the perennial problems at the Universities? Is it not rather a lack of commitment by government to its obligations? You delay paying allowances and say people can wait. The pathetic failure of your government to understand education in general and a lack of management skills are the causes – not the reactions of the students. Asking people, through blackmail, that they should sign a non-riotous behaviour pledge is an infringement of their available right to protest (I do not support destruction of property, but sometimes it is a consequence of genuine protest – caused by you!)

  47. That meal allowance will be brought back is an undebatable fact. It will be brought back just before the general elections. What the minister is attempting to do is to gain political mileage out of the matter.

  48. Mwacishobaula sana ci Minister, namucilepaula filyafine calepawile speech ya kwa late cobra. Cala fenta. Ine ka Voters card ni nsungila kakachema ka hh.

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