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The Students Movement endorses the Candidature of HH and his UPND-Alliance

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The student movement has thrown its weight behind the UPND-Alliance presidential candidate Hakainde Hichilema saying they are disappointed with the many ills in the PF government.

According to the UPND media team, student League president Jerome Nkonjela said the high corruption levels in the government have led the government to remove the meal allowances.The higher learning institutions represented by more than 10 universities across the country.

Mr Nkonjela asked the UPND to consider introducing the meal allowance when the UPND leader win the elections, adding that the confidence the youths have in the UPND leader HH has led the youths to endorse him as a preferred candidate in the coming elections.

And UPND National Chairman Stephen Katuka has assured students that the meal allowance will be restored immediately the UPND- Alliance forms government in August this year.

Mr. Katuka told the students that there is no revolution without the involvement of the students and that the endorsement of President Hichilema by the students signifies the desire for the youths to change the wrongs done to the country by the PF government.

Mr. Katuka said the UPND will priotise education and will restore the meal allowance for students and wondered how the students survive with the hard-living standards

Mr Katuka said the UPND in government will increase budgetary allocations to educations as education plays an important role in the life of the people, before adding that it is up to the student to make the right decision as they go towards the elections.

Katuka encouraged the students to mobilise and recruit their fellow students and parents to vote for UPND so as to win the elections in the first round and avoid a rerun.

Mr Katuka said the UPND- Alliance government will not condone cadrerism in markets and stations as it will create sustainable employment and that the UPND will be in government to save and not to steal from the people.

Deputy National youths Chairman in charge of politics Trevor Mwiinde said the plight of student can’t be over emphasized going by the strength they have.

Mr Mwiinde said the level at which lawlessness in the country has reached is scaring and that the country is looking forward to a committed leadership through President Hichilema to redeem the country, adding that the endorsement of President Hichilema by the student give hope to the country that there is life at the end of time

17 COMMENTS

  1. IN ZAMBIAN POLITICS WHO CAN ONE BELIEVE THESE DAYS
    THEY CHANGE THEIR TUNE EVEN TO THE SMALLEST BROWN EVEVELOPE

  2. What kind of endorsement is this where you don’t hear it from the horse’s mouth but coming from the party being endorsed? Anyway, we wait for the outcome of 12th August. By 15th August, we will know the next president based on the choice Zambians will make through the ballot and not through endorsements. Please I am neutral on this. If UPND has done it’s homework to convince the electorates on what they will do when they form government, let them carry the day. If PF has convinced the electorates as to why the country has experienced high cost of leaving, coupled with corruption and unstainable debt budget and people still think they will turn things around, let them carry the day. Everyone should just accept the outcome in any case

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  3. If you are a student and on GRZ loan scheme, then you need to exercise caution in how you come out in the open. A word of advice; young people need to be careful when dealing with politicians as they can ruin their lives.

  4. Easterner you are a very clever man. Even me I am surprised. I have never known an endorsement announcement to come from the person who is being endorsed hahaha. Ni beans

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  5. KIKIKI endorsement from the party through secretary general.These are jokers.We need to see the same movemnet of students.Lungu was just endorsed and we saw students speaking but now they are speaking through Katuaka.yabaaaaaaaa this party yatelela kwati mulembwe.5-0 it’s too much give power to others we know u came into politics through tr———-i—–bal politics.Bantuuuuuuustan candidate.We need one Zambia one nation and there are sober great minds in southern province than Hakaivotela Humwine.He is so bitter about other people from other regions.Vote for PF for unity and prosperity

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  6. This year, we will see claims and counter claims as parties mobilise support for the 12 Aug polls. And this is one of those. The proof is in the pudding. Let’s hear from the students body themselves.

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  7. The worst thing for graduates is not being able to get a job after graduating and not a meal allowance.

    On observing that Government is unable to give meal allowance to students, UNPD should explain their strategy to address the problem for example to make Government Universities attractive to foreign students, conduct workshops, offer closure plan services to the mines etc to subsides Government funding of universities. UPND should not simply say we will reintroduce meal allowances. PF said we will extend GOVT bursaries to private colleges and universities, that is the way to go.

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  8. This is a no brainer, you inherit a fairly decent economy from the MMD, you ground it down to a level that everything in terms of measurable economic stats have become negative and your citizens are impoverished, you put up a suspicious empowerment fund, meanwhile retirees who religiously worked for their money are wallowing in their poverty, and you have mobilized huge resources to campaign amidst evident leadership failure and this was even before Covid came, I agree that the students union have endorsed the other guy, we have to try him out this time, kabili with you things are not happening.

  9. THERE IS NO INSULT IN HERE, SO THIS POST DOES NOT REQUIRE ANY MODERATION FROM LT.This is a no brainer, you inherit a fairly decent economy from the MMD, you ground it down to a level that everything in terms of measurable economic stats have become negative and your citizens are impoverished, you put up a suspicious empowerment fund, meanwhile retirees who religiously worked for their money are wallowing in their poverty, and you have mobilized huge resources to campaign amidst evident leadership failure and this was even before Covid came, I agree that the students union have endorsed the other guy, we have to try him out this time, kabili with you things are not happening.

  10. I REPEAT THAT THERE IS NO INSULT IN HERE, SO THIS POST DOES NOT REQUIRE ANY MODERATION FROM LT.This is a no brainer, you inherit a fairly decent economy from the MMD, you ground it down to a level that everything in terms of measurable economic stats have become negative and your citizens are impoverished, you put up a suspicious empowerment fund, meanwhile retirees who religiously worked for their money are wallowing in their poverty, and you have mobilized huge resources to campaign amidst evident leadership failure and this was even before Covid came, I agree that the students union have endorsed the other guy, we have to try him out this time, kabili with you things are not happening.

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  11. WHY ARE THE ENDORSERS HIDING. WAS THE ENDORSEMENT EVEN THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE? OR AGAIN THESE JUST HH/UPND’s WET-DREAMS?

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  12. Students should concentrate on their studies instead of politics. That’s why we have useless graduates working as guards or simply unemployed because they learnt nothing at university. Universities are about education, not politics.

  13. Whats wrong with withdrawing meal allowances to cater for others who also need bursaries ? What’s better to give a few full bursaries with meal allowances or focus on bursaries alone so as to spread to as many as possible?

  14. Kanofye it has been shown pa DeadNBC thats when you PF cadres will believe because you misuse DeadNBC for your own benefit. Your days are numbered. Where is MMD and Rupiah Banda today?

  15. Kikikikikikijukija Hehehehehehe hahahahahah!
    Katuka can make you laugh.
    These are desperate times, yeah?
    I sympathize.
    Lies will not help the deads win.
    Propaganda will not help the dead camp either.
    Only hard work, a sound message, integrity, honesty, belivability, forthcoming, engagement and hope inspiring are sure way to wining Zambians hearts.
    Otherwise people already know that it’s gonna be PF100%, ECL100%, Zambia overdrive100%, Elite Zambians100%, Peace100%, Empowerment100%, More money in your pockets with hard work 100% and Prosperity100%

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  16. UPND under Hakainde has never been a proactive political party but rather a very reactive party that only copies and parrots what the rulling political party says. So one wonders what original ideas HH has. They are not creative, if anything they create fake things to win sympathy, Mr HH you do not need sympathy to win elections because that is not coming any time soon. What Zambians want is to hear how you are going to develop the economy of Zambia for the Zambians.

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