Kambwili maintains govt won’t pay for UNZA students

Youth and Sports Minister Chishimba Kambwili has maintained that government will not pay for the over 4,000 University of Zambia first year students because they only budgeted for 2,000 students.
Kambwili said there are many other things that government needs to do apart from education and wondered where people want the government to get money from.
“Government only budgeted for 2,000 students so where do you want money to come from,” Kambwili asked.
But United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema’s adviser Douglas Siakalima said government only budgeted for one by-election in 2013 and two in 2014 yet several by-elections have taken place.
Siakalima urged the government to get a supplementary budget and pay for all the students.
And Siakalima said Kambwili was lacking deductive and inductive reasoning because he has not been to the University of Zambia where logic is taught.
Kambwili however boasted that despite people attacking him he was popular in his constituency and would win the 2016 elections.
“Go to my constituency and see my popularity, I am popular and will win in 2016,” Kambwili boasted.
Minister of Education John Phiri is yet to comment on the students left out on the bursaries. Kambwili has a habit of commenting and making statements on matters that are not under his ministry.

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