Government spokesperson Ronnie Shikapwasha has told UNZA and CBU students that it’s not them to appoint ministers and therefore can not be the ones to decide who gets fired.
General Shikapwasha who is also information minister has said the graduation ceremony will go ahead despite the students’ demonstrations and demand that education minister Dora Silya be fired.
Gen. Shikapwasha said in a phone interview Wednesday evening that Zambia is governed by laws and that there is only one person elected to appoint ministers.
He said this time around it’s president Rupiah Banda.
Gen Shikapwasha asked if any of the students has been elected president of Zambia.
He said the country can not have a situation whereby certain sections of society just stand up and rejects the appointment of certain individuals.
He said that if the students feel that they don’t want Ms Siliya they should write to president Banda
In the afternoon, QFM radio reported that university of Zambia students union has warned education minister Dora Siliya that the situation at Thursday and Friday’s graduation ceremony will be hostile if she attends the ceremonies.
During the day university of Zambia students union warned education minister Dora Siliya that the situation at this week’s graduation ceremony will be hostile if she attends officiates.
The students demanded that Ms Siliya and inspector general of Police Francis Kabonde should step down within 48 hours.