Construction of the first ever University in Northern Province is set to commence next month.
And President Edgar Lungu is on November 14, 2017 expected to commission the construction works for the University.
Northern Province Minister Brian Mundubile confirmed the development to ZANIS when he inspected works on the access road leading to the construction site in Kasama’s Ntumpa area.
Mr Mundubile said the construction of the higher learning institution has cheered people in the Province.
He added that the development is a clear demonstration of government’s resolve to increase access to higher education across the country.
The Minister added that the decision to put up the facility in Ntumpa area will open up more development in the region, saying several supporting infrastructure will be built in the locality.
Mr Mundubile further said the access road to the University will in future be upgraded to bituminous standard.