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Management at the University of Zambia has told Lecturers and other workers that there is no hope that they will receive their delayed March salaries this week.

According to a staff memo issued by UNZALARU General Secretary Kelvin Mambwe, management held a meeting with the three University of Zambia unions over the delayed payment of March salaries.

Mr Mambwe said the meeting started around 16 Hours and lasted for about two hours.

“In explaining the reasons for the delayed salaries, Management informed the unions that it has no capacity to pay workers because the Government has for the past two months failed to remit to the University the monthly grants as well as the tuition fees for those students sponsored by the Government,” Mr Mambwe wrote.

He said this position has consequently affected Management’s ability to pay salaries, as the internally generated resources are insufficient to address the problem.

“Unfortunately, there is no hope that the Government will honour its obligations this week,” Mr Mambwe added.

He said in the same meeting, Management requested the unions to give it up to Monday next week to lobby the Government to release the much-delayed grants and outstanding tuition fees.

“We will issue another update on this matter early next week or earlier,” he said.

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49 COMMENTS

  1. President lungu just flew in today on his USD400 million presidential jet, Sean tembo was right this goes beyond normal reasoning

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    • I would like to appeal to Mr. Lungu, his government and his party. Have a heart guys. These are people with families that depend on them. The day God will visit you, it will be clear to the whole world why he is judging you.

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    • There is no difference between Nkandu Luo and Edgar Lungu, they are both arrogant and incompetent. Not a single cabinet minister has a child at UNZA. They send their kids abroad on tax payers money and do not give a damn about the people that elected them into office

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    • The spoiled votes were right, they knew why they spoiled their ballot, i think we underate a spoiled vote and uncasted votes.

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    • There is only ONE person that makes decisions like this in Zambia. This person decides who gets paid, and who does not.

      Yes, you guessed right, it is the mental patient at state house.

      Never again should Zambians vote for mentally ill people to lead them.

      Meanwhile, Kaizer and cronies are living it up. They are even stealing people’s wives, giving them jobs in government.

      The dogs have really infested state house. We need those officers from Livingstone to come get rid of these rabid dogs.

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    • At the end of his term in office (whenever that will be), do you think Lungu will plead to insanity as the reason he plundered our money and abused office?

      I am sure he would rather be in Chainama than Mukobeko.

      Just thinking out loud.

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    • Meanwhile Lazy Lungu is flying around in his new million dollar jet with his friends…if PF win any of those seats then you are just giving them your gratitude . I can not recall a situation where lecturers have gone unpaid maybe teachers but not lecturers…no wonder Luo is constantly closing universities to raise money from students when they comeback.
      Wasted Years indeed!!

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    • Lungu is pre-occupied Kambwili & Roan and Bahati & Kalaba. To Lungu these UNZA lecturers are just making noise. Lungu will just be arrested.

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    • Can a crafty Zambian artist sing us a song about Lungu exposing his daftness and his cheating the all Zambians through posing as a Christian?

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  2. Too bad. They should come to Roan and Bahati to campaign with us. How can we spend money on salaries with elections in full bloom tomorrow. Salaries can wait. Come and join the campaign trail.

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    • Its always morons who have never seen the inside of a lecture theatre that make fun of such situations.

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    • @Mr Kudos. you know exactly what you are doing and you just want a reaction! So it means in 2921 Zambia needs to come to a stand still? Ulindoshi?

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  3. You vote for mediocrity that is why you cant get salaries . I bet you the civil servant Amos Chanda has been paid his wages for defending rubbish .

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    • The President, Ministers and MPs dont have that problem …if that happened you would see fighting in Parliament and Cabinet meetings!!

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  4. Stop misusing the internally generated resources. How many students are there at UNZA? Multiply that number by the amount each student pays. The total is the internally generated resource, which can pay lecturers and support staff salaries for not less than 6 months

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    • Useless and ignorant comment.. At your age you do not know that over 80% of the full time students at both institutions are “Government Sponsored” and its the Government that must pay into UNZA & CBU’s bank account the full cost (tuition fees, boarding fees, medical fees, meal allowances & other) for their sponsored students!!!!!!.. Which has never and will never happen.. The Universities cannot decide on who to enrol (Self vs GRZ sponsored) and block out over 80-85% of places available as GRZ priority slot. Self battle for the difference. Money from part time and evening students, largely self sponsored, cannot meet operating costs. PERIOD

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    • Chapamo Geraboo you are such an ignorant pumbafu. If GRZ paid for the over 80% sponsored students then UNZA would pay salaries.

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    • At times its best to ask questions than display your ignorance in public you must one of these dull resident LT cadres …you think the Public institution is Inter-continental Hotel; this is why reserves are being depleted as we have daft fooooools like you advising that lazy man in State House.

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    • You don’t no what you talking about bra. Don’t you know that all those students are government sponsored and that government has/does not pay those school fees? So if the funder of those student does not pay where will all those times times you’re timizing come from?

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    • 80% of students are on the so called bursary but the government does not pay those monies to UNZA

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  5. But when they are campaigning the President makes it sound as if money is no problem for the government. “Just vote for our MP, you will see infrastructure come up like magic”, really??
    Or maybe State House should take over the payment of salaries, there seems to be shortage of financial resources there.
    Don’t misunderstand me, I am not in any way suggesting that trib.als are better, in fact they are a NO GO option!!

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  6. Playing with people`s lives… PFoools a party of kaponya`s and thieves and dander heads… if you were to give a grade one class from any primary school to run the country they will excel better than these morons with one brain cell that we have as leadership…. dull dull dull

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  7. PF has been caught in its own Wide World Web WWW of severe corruption and severe poor management which they have vehemently denied and challenged the concerned citizenry to produce proof. You can hide the adultery but you cant hide the pregnancy. These are the results of corruption and poor management which PF has managed to be permeated into all structures of management. Corruption has become endemic under PF and meanwhile the president and his entire cabinet are busy dancing dununa reverse. What a country!

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    • Each time we lament about what we are seeing in PF remember always that this is Sata’s legacy,this is all happening because one Michael Chilufya Mwango Charles Katongo Sata once walked this Earth.I say this because there are some out there who even pride themselves of being to what they call his school of politics.Imagine a graduate like his nephew Sampa even praising the confusion,incompetence,illiteracy and lack of direction that the man represented…

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  8. When a president fall to control the problems the problems start to control the President, this is Zambia the country full of ignores people

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  9. I see mass riots in Zambia very soon, the same kind of riots that brought down UNIP in 1990. PF government should in the first instance pay salaries on time, you have to remember these salaries are not even enough so to delay them is not fair.
    To you, our great leader, do not say you were not warned because when the people can not take it any more it will be hard to reverse and this time you will not be able to blame UPND.
    A good idea is to start by selling that jet.

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    • UNIP cared for citizens. Chashupile fye as we tried to help out the savages in RSA.

      But yes, sell the Jet, fire trucks, his mansions abroad, the houses in zed….and negotiate for a room at Chainama.

      At the end of his term (whenever that will be), do you think Lungu will plead to insanity as the reason he plundered our money and abused office?

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  10. Meanwhile Na Maliketi Esther in her excited delirium – (Vinabwela Mochedwa), took cooks, sweepers, & mishanga sellers from Chawama to the U.S. to admire old Fire Tenders from the 70’s, that had long been de -commissioned, @ GREAT EXPENSE, (U$D MILLIONS), in the process wasting meagre Taxpayers cash.
    TRUTH BE TOLD, ZAMBIANS DESERVE LATE SALARY PAYMENTS, as you voted for these vagabonds, danced Dununa, & Sontapo for them, & now they have taken the Ghetto, & their ghetto spending mannerisms, straight from Chawama – Sichalwe’s Garage into State House!!
    [email protected]!!!

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  11. Good brains landing people in trouble, almost for the first time in human history. Ordinarily brains (Nzelu, Maanu, Amano) should be a yardstick to a better life. To the contrary, brains that get people to the level of lecturer in Zambia propel them to early graves because of poverty, depression, hunger, shock and disbelief of what is actually transpiring etc.
    Government please take note and act on this. Not everyone can be doing chickens, piggery or tomatoes.

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    • Chitapankwa
      You forget one thing,while the lecturers are made to suffer,Chitotela,Laughing Hyena Sikazwe,Kaiser Zulu and the like are changing their taste of liquor from Shake shake to Don perignon on stolen money

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  12. The education sector will suffer for the foreseeable future in Zambia. Both general and higher education are in trouble. I watched the last Sunday Interview with the PS at Ministry of General Education and my take is that the earlier this PS is retired in national interest the better. He mistakenly that thinks being pro-poverty is being pro-poor- huge difference.
    All his ideas are pro-poverty. How can people be paying K200 and expect schools to run? With his calculations, no school can buy sports wear, footballs, netballs, manage any trips, no travels, no exposure, no lunch, no tissue, Nothing. I was shocked to see such mentality rise to PS level.

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    • I totally agree with you this Ministry of General Education PS is shallow. Parents have sacrificed to bring the standard of schools were they are. We shall soon get to last UNIP days type of schools. Perhaps these are the last days of PF. Reduction in school fees is fine if done reasonably. Why have they spared the so called grant aided schools? Schools such as St Mary in Lusaka charge as high as K10, 000 yet this Ministry says it is fine. The school now even has a shopping mall on its grounds.
      The Government seldom give Grants to schools on time o? if at all. Even when the grants are givèn what is K2000 to run a school? The PS and his team need to calculate the cost of educating one child in a school. Instead he is hallucinating about 2000 pupils multiply by 200. There are very few…

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  13. Njimbu , malinso, ndanji , thorn …..where are you ?
    Can we have you thoughts ?

    Or are you busy with KZ in CB enjoying ?

    This is what you get when you vote based on singing and dancing….

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  14. This is unacceptable. Can we please have the bill of the teachers annual salaries and can LT or UNZA/CBU student bodies please help set up a Gofundme page we can sponsor? The students deserve our support and I’m sure will ‘repay’ us will good grades and even better national development. Please people, we can do this.

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    • We would love to do this as a national duty ………

      only for lungu to divert the funds more for his corruption and globe trotting with his silly wife spending $1 million going to look at $50k rotten trucks and collecting silly honery certificates that benifit not one single Zambian.

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    • Yes, let’s do it! Let’s help. But we need to watch fake sites and fraudulent setvups for collection. Oh please bless our children. Dear God above. Mercy please provide.

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  15. Look the govt can’t manage this. PRIVATISE ALL UNIVERSITIES. Give them to ‘investors,’ and be done with failing to pay human beings. They have bills, families to feed and this is not respecting human rights and the right to life! It’s too primitive. Not acceptable..

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  16. Classification of World Presidents
    Dancing,Over spending ,Corruption,Commanding respect and worshiping,Infinite term of Office,Poor economy,Military style but civilian rule,Delayed Salaries,cadres more important than Lecturers; relate to Zuma,Museveni,Amin,king Mswati,Kabila,Maduro,Shaka Zulu,Paul Biya,Kim,Castro

    No dancing,Quality budgeting system,Zero or No Corruption,Respect of Rule of Law,Better economy,Democratic status,Lecturers more important than cadres;Chinese Premier,Angel Mickey,Donald,Masisi,King of Morocco,Japanese Premier,Eithipian Premier,Kagame,Swedish,Danish or New Zealand Premier

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