Minister of Higher Education Nkandu Luo
Minister of Higher Education Nkandu Luo

The University of Zambia Students’ Union (UNZASU) has disclosed that the allocation of meal allowances to students at UNZA and the Copperbelt University (CBU) students will continue as it has always been.

This clarifies media reports indicating that government has abolished meal allowances for students at UNZA and CBU, an issue which instilled great anxiety among learners at the two public institutions of higher education, especially those on government bursary.

UNZASU President Warran Hamusunga said in a statement this afternoon that the union held a meeting with Minister of Higher Education Nkandu Luo to clarify the story in one of the daily tabloids headlined, ‘Govt. abolished meal allowances’, with a kicker headline, ‘University students to feed themselves starting 2019-Luo’.

ZANIS reports that Mr. Hamusunga said the dialogue with Professor Luo was successful adding that students’ concerns have been heard.

“Moving forward, we can confirm that the allocation of meal allowances will continue as it has been in the past,” he said.

He said UNZASU would remain committed to prioritising students’ welfare in its operations.

He further said the union would always engage the Minister of Higher Education and the Higher Education, Loans and Scholarship Board to ensure that a clear roadmap is set on allowances.

“To our brothers and sisters at Copperbelt University (CBU), we urge you to remain calm as the Minister confirmed that the meal allowances have been sent to various banks awaiting to credit students,” he explained.

Mr. Hamusunga has meanwhile urged journalists to research and report factually.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. HH used to receive bursaries money, and bought cement to build ka house. Selling stuff to his student friends like ubunga tu Pamela.
    Today he is richest black Zambian. The richest Zambian is white.

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    • That is the story circulating in sp and they believe hehehehe.

      Google hh interview on sabc hehehehe. What didnt he mention

      QUESTION TIME

      How did you become a multimillionaire?

      Ans: Am here to serve and give everyone equal opportunity.

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    • Nawaz sharif is going in for 7yrs because he failed to account how he made his money

      African leaders must learn a lesson including our seating president.

      A politician must explain how he made his money. Not fairy tales

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  2. Stop this nonsense of paying students meal and project allowances. Introduce what is call student loans this will force the government to provide work for the students so that can pay back the loans. Even here in the western world we get loans which pay back.

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  3. Kwena this government late for everything and people will still go and waste their vote on them after enduring such unprepared reactionary government. No one gets paid on time

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  4. You foolish ignorant little boy Warran Hamusunga, dont be naive to start defending Luo’s stupidity by telling journalists that they are not reporting factually when they actually do. If you listen to Luo in that voice record, you will realise that what has been reported is factual – there is no single falsehood.
    You have been deployed to betray journalists who are supposed to be your allies and let Luo off the hook what a mother fcker you are. Next time when Luo delays your allowances by 3 months, no journalist should report yourv plight so that we can see what you will do! Silly ungrateful little twart!

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  5. But Unzasu naipwa,instead of fighting increase in meal allowances now you are happy that they will continue doing the job they were voted for?

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  6. What happened to the late President Mwanawasa’s proposal to introduce student loans??? Government can come up with a well thoughtful plan which they can execute to ensure monies loaned to students are paid back. This meal allowance thing should be a thing of the past!!!!

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