Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Ensure desks are bought for all schools in the province, President Hichilema directs CB administration


President Hakainde Hichilema has directed the Copperbelt provincial administration to ensure desks are bought in all schools in the province.

President Hichilema says children cannot continue sitting on the floor while learning. He says money has already been released for the purchase of the desks.

The President says the introduction of the free education policy has led to an increase in the number of pupils in schools, hence the need for the pupils to be taken care of.

He was speaking on arrival at Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport in Ndola today.
The President told the crowd that welcomed him that he is on the Copperbelt to thank the people for the massive support in last year’s general election.

And, Copperbelt UPND Provincial Chairperson Elisha Matambo said the people in the region are delighted that the President has fulfilled his promise of thanking them for voting the UPND.
Mr. Matambo also said people on the Copperbelt are highly expectant and happy of the planned setting up of the electric batteries plant in the region.

President Hichilema is on the Copperbelt, for a 3-day working visit.

The plane carrying President Hichilema arrived at Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport at about 10.54 hours this morning.

The President is expected to hold several engagements with different stakeholders on the Copperbelt.

President Hichilema is expected to visit Ndola, Kitwe, Chingola, Chililabombwe and Mufulira.
He will return to Lusaka on Sunday, June 12, 2022, after concluding his programmes.


  1. Well done Mr president for prioritising important issues………..

    Zambia is now on the right trajectory………

    If it was lungu , he was going to start by introducing slash/empowerment funds to caders and marketeers…………

  2. This failure thinks he still campaigning. He is losing next elections because Zambians regret voting him in. Full of lies

  3. @Patriotic Zambian: With your Fathers money. ofcourse, you you wanted school desks to be built using GRZ money? No use your Fathers money or your mothers.

  4. So we will get 30,000 new teachers. Together with existing teachers we will probably have something like 50,000 teachers. Each teacher has 30 pupils in class, that’s 1,500,000 pupils in total. How long will it take to manufacture 1,500,000 desks? Even lying cheating Edgar China Lungu would not make silly promises like that!

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