CBU continued closure should be ranked among PF scandals – HH

By Staff Reporter

Opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema says the continued closure of the Copperbelt University (CBU) should be ranked among big scandals and legacy of the PF regime alongside the looting of public resources and running down the economy.

Hichilema said it was irresponsibility of the highest order for a regime that ascended to power on a platform of caring for the youth and the vulnerable, to treat the young people whose future Zambia depends on, in this manner.

“Even worse, the majority of our citizens, particularly the youth, are roaming the streets without jobs, while on the other hand, you deny them lifelong skills to acquire university education by withdrawing student aid and shutting down learning institutions,” he  said.

“As national leaders, we need morality and consciousness in the way we conduct ourselves, so that we don’t buy customised private jets with state resources at the expense of spending money on our young people, through education and job opportunities,” he said.