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Operation of the newly established Levy Mwanawasa Medical University to start in the first quarter of 2019


Levy Mwanawasa Hospital
Levy Mwanawasa Hospital

Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya says operation of the newly established Levy Mwanawasa Medical University, will start in the first quarter of 2019.

Dr. Chilufya says the University which is also the country’s first ever specialized University for health studies has an enrolment capacity of 3-thousand students.

The Minister of Health says works at the public training institution are at 95-percent complete.

Dr. Chilufya said this when he conducted a joint tour of the institution with Presidential Affairs Minister Freedom Sikazwe.

And Mr. Sikazwe said Government is pleased with the construction progress of the 1-hundred and 80 million Kwacha University.

Mr. Sikazwe said the project which started 4-years ago has been fully funded by the Zambian Treasury and is testament of Governments’ prudent use of public finances.


  1. If it’s government funded then we applaud the Government of the day clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap!!!

    • @Lombe, Ubututu chikashana iwe.

      Busy applauding without knowing exactly the quality of lecturers and/or facilities this institution with ugly buildings will offer.

      This government has failed to improve all institutions of learning in Zambia. The universities we have are of very low standard, on par with average colleges in other countries.

      Instead of building more structures, and calling them universities, this government should improve what we already have.

      Otherwise Zambia will be full of fake Doctors, who have no shame (Kambwili, Lusambo, GBM etc. etc.).

    • @Indigo….

      Who says you can’t do both at the same time? That is, improve what you already have and build new facilities/institutions to accommodate the growing population. What is wrong with that approach?

      By the way, sometimes you have to build news infrastructure in order to improve the the old. By decongesting existing institutions of higher learning (Colleges/Universities) you create room to improve them. I feel that is smart thinking.

      And SPECIALIZED INSTITUTIONS, where the focus is in one or two areas (say medicine and disease control, or applied science and engineering, extra) is very important and a welcome development in our Country. Other countries have such schools/institutions already.

  2. “….Mr. Sikazwe said the project which started 4-years ago has been fully funded by the Zambian Treasury and is testament of Governments’ prudent use of public finances….”

    I congratulate Mr lungu on this.

    Pleas aslo make use of Zambian engineers and builders , they need naturing like a father nature his children to run their own destiny.

  3. I am now askant of this habit of showing off and advertising unfinished infrastructure.I would rather judge things that are in actual operation.It has been observed time and again that we are good at talking but poor at running things.lets see how we run a teaching hospital with 3,000 students.

  4. I agree with Mwansa .How on earth can a useless toll gate cost K50 million and a university cost K80 million ? Someone is not telling the truth and pocketing huge sums of money into their bank account . Yet again if Zambians question such politicians order the police to arrest you instead of the police finding out why on earth a bloody toll gate could cost so much or has been overpriced by Lundu .

  5. This is one of the SONTABLES in Munali constituence.SONTA EPO WABOMBA.SOSOLOKA BA BELEEKE BA PI.E.FU.Bit by bit getting there.

  6. The University Council for Levy Mwanawasa Medical University, if it exists, should quickly establish the Offices of the University’s Chief Executive Officers, such as the Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice Chancellor and REGISTRAR as a conduit to recruit Teaching and Research staff. The physical and postal addresses may attract potential staff to apply for positions in the proposed Medical Institution.

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