Livingstone must have a university-Sikota

Livingstone Member of Parliament (MP) Sakwiba Sikota has implored government to expedite the upgrading of one of the tertiary institutions into a university in the tourist capital. Mr. Sikota lamented the Livingstone is only city in the country that does not have a higher learning institution. He however said he is personally facilitating and working hand in hand with government through the Ministry of Education to speed up the expansion programme of a named college in Livingstone so that it is transformed into a university. Mr. Sikota was speaking in an interview with ZANIS in Lusaka today. Meanwhile, Mr. Sikota has disclosed that government through the Ministry of Health has opened an Intensive Care Unit (ICT) at Livingstone General Hospital (LGH) Mr. Sikota, who is also United Liberal Party (ULP) president, commended government for the initiative saying patients, who were previously referred to other hospitals in Choma and Lusaka would now be treated in Livingstone. He added that the move to establish an ICU at Livingstone General Hospital has lessened medical cover costs requested by insurance companies when patients are referred to other health institutions. And Mr. Sikota has disclosed that there were plans to put up modern infrastructure at the Livingstone Intercity Bus Terminus and the Maramba market. He said this will be done through the Public Private Partnership, (PPP). He said these initiatives are being spearheaded by an adhoc Committee of the PPP under the Livingstone Municipal Council. ZANIS

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