United Party for National Development (UPND) President Hakainde Hichilema has given the ruling Patriotic Front Government a one month ultimatum to reintroduce the meal allowances at the two affected highest learning institutions, Report Pan African Radio Journalist Hermit Hachilonde.
Mr. Hichilema said the decision to withdraw the student meal allowance was a miscalculation by the PF Government that consider education as a privilege and a cost and not an investment and a right of every zambian citizen.
He added that Governing PF should remodel the way they view education and realise that it is not a favour to the zambian citizens but an investment to the country.
Mr. Hichilema pledged that if the PF Government remains adamant and does not reinstate the students’ meal allowances forthwith, he will reintroduce the them and even adjust them upwards immediately post the August 2016 elections .
“I have given lungu month ultimatum, failure to which I will do it myself after 11th August, 2016” Hakainde Hichilema said
Meanwhile Mr. Hichilema maintained that he will not apologize for his statement on the alleged maize shortage that has hit the country because he speaks from an informed position.
“No need of arguing with Lubinda and Edgar lungu because I know what am talking about” Hakainde Hichilea said
And Mr Hichilema bragged about building a modern Hospital in Bwengwa contrary to assertions that he has never ploughed back into his home village.
Mr. Hichilema also enthused about the many philanthropic activities he and his family engage in to cushion the suffering of the underprivileged in a small way commensurate with their capacity to extend a helping hand.
“He intelligence should have told him that this person you are insulting has built a modern hospital nearby” said Hakainde Hichilema