Students at Evelyn Hone College have threatened to riot if the PF government maintains the the prolonged load shedding and the continuous erratic water shortage at the country’s biggest college.
Evelyn Hone students Union General president Madalitso Mvula says the water and power shortage at the school is really inconveniencing the students because they cannot have classes when there is no water and they cannot study because there is too much load shedding.
Mvula has appealed to the PF regime through Lusaka Water and Sewerage company and Zesco to work on the water and power crisis that are affecting the college so that students can start having normal classes.
He said the situation If not handled in time may prompt the students to riot and risk been closed down like the Copperbelt university and the University of Zambia by the PF regime.
“The students have been patient for a long time but the situation has not changed, and because they are been inconvenienced they may resort to demonstrations so that they can be heard and as a union we do not want that to happen because the price to pay for riots is too high as we have seen at UNZA and CBU,” he said.
And some students have said that there is need for the government and the evenly hone management to find lasting solutions to the problems that the students are facing.
The students have accused management of mishandling money stating that it is not possible for such a big college not to have a geneset to be supplying electricity and a water tank to supply water in times of water shortages.