Lungu should know that he does not own public universities-Kabimba

Rainbow Party leader Wynter Kabimba has charged that outgoing President Edgar Lungu does not own the two public universities for him to keep them closed.
And Kabimba has pointed out that the difficulties that the country was facing were not as a result of global fundamentals but a result of incompetence on the part of the Patriotic Front (PF) government.
Speaking when he featured on CBC TV on Tuesday evening and monitored by the Zambian Watchdog, Kabimba said the situation at the Copperbelt University (CBU) and University of Zambia (UNZA) did not warrant any closure but was worsened by the government which militarised the situation by deploying armed police against unarmed students.
‘Students were peaceful but the government militarised the situation by sending armed police, it’s not Lungu’s university, he does not own UNZA and should know that Zambians have the right to take their children to the university,’ Kabimba charged.
He said South Africa has far more public universities than Zambia yet when students protested against a hike in tuition fees recently, President Jacob Zuma stepped in and resolved the problem but President Lungu on the other hand only said the students should be kept away from the universities.
Kabimba said the PF closed the two universities out of panic because they have sensed that they are on their way out of government.
He charged that the PF had no capacity to run two universities and should not be expected to manage national affairs.
And Kabimba has pointed out that the difficulties that the country was facing were not as a result of global fundamentals but a result of incompetence on the part of the Patriotic Front (PF) government.
He wondered what was global about failing to manage universities and stressed that the price of oil at the international market was at its lowest yet oil economies like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iran have not collapsed.
Meanwhile Kabimba has bemoaned the unfair application of the Public Order Act (POA) by the PF controlled Police.
He noted that the Public Order Act was being used to dominate opposition parties by the PF and warned that attempting to dominate a group of people always leads to resistance.
Kabimba said the PF government had no intention to change the Public Order Act and called on Zambians to change it by removing the PF from power on August 11 this year.

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