Kwacha Member of Parliament Joe Malanji says the state of sanitary facilities at the Copperbelt University -CBU- does not befit its status as a public university.
Ambassador Malanji who is also Minister of Foreign Affairs says CBU with over ten thousand students has only 56 ablution blocks which are currently in a deplorable state.
He says the state of toilets at CBU is appalling and called on the business community and stakeholders to play a role in improving sanitary conditions at the institution.
Mr. Malanji was speaking after commissioning the 800 thousand-kwacha CBU Clean toilets campaign, a project he is running to improve ablution blocks at the university.
Under the programme, Mr. Malanji is rehabilitating ablution blocks, dormitories and Lecture theaters at CBU.
He said the project which will cost close to one million kwacha will partially be funded by his office while the business sector and other stakeholders will be invited to contribute towards the same.
And CBU Dean of students, Alisali Mulambya urged government to release more funds for the construction of sanitary facilities at CBU.
Dr. Mulambya says the 56 ablution blocks were built to carter for a population of two thousand people but now CBU has over 10 thousand students.
He also disclosed that CBU has erratic water supply to maintain hygiene at the university.
The Dean Commended Ambassador Malanji for starting the rehabilitating the ablution blocks which will see two toilets built or rehabilitated at CBU every month.