-From left to right, North-Western province permanent secretary Amos Malupenga, Higher Education minister Dr Michael Kaingu, provincial Patriotic Front (PF) interim chairman Emmanuel Chihili with Solwezi acting mayor Brian Kajoba watch Bana BaLesa gospel singer 12 year old Charles Kufuna singing freedom song during 51st Zambia ‘s Independence celebrations at Solwezi stadium in Solwezi
-From left to right, North-Western province permanent
secretary Amos Malupenga, Higher Education minister Dr Michael Kaingu,
provincial Patriotic Front (PF) interim chairman Emmanuel Chihili with
Solwezi acting mayor Brian Kajoba watch Bana BaLesa gospel singer 12
year old Charles Kufuna singing freedom song during 51st Zambia ‘s
Independence celebrations at Solwezi stadium in Solwezi

MINISTER of Higher Education Michael Kaingu says construction of King Lewanika University at a cost of K200 million will start next week.

Speaking during, at Munkuye Secondary School in Nkeyema, Dr Kaingu said President Lungu is expected to lay a foundation stone before the project starts.

He said funds have been allocated towards the construction of the university and that a contractor is already on site.

“Government will ensure it fulfils its promise of constructing a university in each province,” he said.

Dr Kaingu also said Government would provide enough learning institutions through construction and upgrading of secondary schools.

He appealed to parents to allow their children to attend school.

“As Government fights early marriage, it has been observed that boys also stay away from school to herd cattle, which should not be the case,” he said.

Dr Kaingu, who also paid a courtesy call on Nkeyema district commissioner Albetina Mwanamwalye, was briefed on several development projects taking place in the district.

Ms Mwanamwalye, however, expressed concern over some local contractors that are delaying progression of development projects.

But Dr Kaingu said it is disappointing that local contractors have continued giving problems despite Government’s effort to empower them.

“Local contractors should pull their socks following a deliberate policy Government has put in place to empower them with projects,” Mr Kaingu said.

Meanwhile, Dr Kaingu, who is accompanied by Western Province Minister Poniso Njeulu, is expected to meet with heads of department, government officials and Patriotic Front officials in Kaoma this afternoon.

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19 COMMENTS

  1. Elections around the corner so PF will borrow for votes. Lungu doesnt after elections how Zambians will suffer no wonder he has told IMF to implement their program in September where fuel, electricty, inputs to agricultural will go up.
    Wake Zambians.

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  2. GRZ could have saved a lot of money by going into a private public partnership with the already existing University of Barotseland instead of wasting tax payers money on elephant projects that only mushroom at election time and then disappear.
    What is the population of Barotseland to warrant another university.
    Two universities were built in Muchinga province due to greed and poor planning and my guess is that they cannot be filled to capacity.
    Come September these bulldozers will have disappeared due to contractors not being paid.
    It would make sense to have more primary and secondary schools completed rather than pumping money into a University at this moment considering some schools like the one in Libonda,Kalabo district were left at roof level over 4 years ago due to lack of…

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    • It’s a good initiative and well done Govt.Its one way will decongest UNZA And CP Uni. Let us all support this initiative.UK has universities in each and every city.

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  3. Funding and political will.
    The late Sata even once travelled all the way to Mungu to ground break the stadium and left at the pretext he could not find a hole for this exercise!
    It would make more sense to have a sports complex in the province similar to the OYDC in Lusaka providing swimming,athletics,basketball and football capacity of about 15,000 than to build a whole large stadium in Mungu.

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    • @Nunda Makweti . I beg to differ. There are a lot of youths wanting to go to Universities. We need more Doctors, Scientists, Engineers and other professionals who will carry on the programs of diversification and value addition to our resources. These projects are viable. For your information there are more Universities in war torn Gaza Strip than Zambia. This is what happens when some people deliberately choose to become Block Heads under the spell of their Demi God HH. Allow The PF government to work. Seleni Babombeko. Your time will come in 2090.

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  4. Who will attend such a university, when you constantly interfere with the current ones? People are no longer interested in government funded universities who are run by people like yourself with fake qualifications. Yes, cheat the poor and give them hope, when it is not going to lead them to the promised land. These are the same people whose children are languishing at home, taking seven years to complete a four year degree programme. The government right now cannot run a chicken business successfully. They need to clean out the house and get rid of the pretenders and hoodlums, beginning with you, Mr Kaingu.

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  5. Learn to appreciate linjoko tunwe….! Lets go Kaingu…! Lungwangwa failed to bring a university in western province…! Viva pf..! Yasaitumeli ki mwana muloi..!

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    • Same old Don’nt Kubeba trciks…..500 000 jobs…..Where are the jobs??? This type of leadership MUST be deleted in Zambia…….Mulekwatako insoni ba PF. Lies in the morning. Mid Day and lies at night. We are tired and we want to move on….with other ideas and people who can create wealth for the people. Can you build a new university from the start/ ground in ONE month?? ie, before 11th May, 2016 Parliament is dissolved. Kaingu’s level of intellect is very much under a microscope…………aptitude test straight into university. Ba Ejiga balefyaya SUGO mudala wandi……… then you can be articulate, focused, well informed and debate constructively…….Ichisungu mudala is important to be a capable representative in Parliament.

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  6. is this where the money for student allowances went to?????? as much as we should strive to have universities in every corner of the country, we also need to be practical. you cannot manage the one you have and yet you go on to build more. PEOPLE BEWARE OF THESE PEOPLE WO HAVE NO VISION< KAINGU IS A DUMB DUMB who cares less about people in western province, just wants their votes. DO NO BE FOOLED

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  7. In the whole of the story above it doesnt tell us WHERE this King Lewanika Hospital will be. That is what the education system in Zambia has become. It churns out chaff

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    • Very true the report doesn’t answer where? as is demanded of a journalist when he writes a story. THE 5 W’s and H

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  8. Makes no difference whether it is a hospital or a university

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  9. Your kids go abroad for their education using stolen tax payers money hence reason why you don’t care about University meal allowances for poor kids…

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  10. Its unfortunately to witness that was witnessed two years ago, when the late Sata came for the introduction of that ZNS bulldozer. Which was left there and not knowing whether its still there or not. Barotse let’s work up as for now don’t listen to them even if they be sending John the baptised don’t please………they are liars

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  11. These people are clowns! They can’t maintain any of the universities in the country and running to go build a new one. This is what happens when you have a bunch of tin cans as top heads of a country. Pure ignorance, lack of brain power and absolutely no idea of how to build an economy. What have they really contributed other than steal money, send their kids abroad and talk c-r-a-p! From the Wig Ladies traveling abroad on tax payers money to these thieves. Enough is enough mwe!

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