bursaries committee should honour up
I WRITE on behalf of many parents of Copperbelt University students who were told to appeal their none acceptance of bursaries to expedite the process and activation of their portals so that the students know their fate.
Some of the students who were erroneously left out on the first list of bursaries and were advised to appeal have even paid the K1,500.00 registration fee but to date are still awaiting their portal activations. To this, they are still languishing in their homes.
With a class boycott currently taking place at Copperbelt University, these students could find themselves with a lot of work to cover up and catch up with their classmates.
It is for this reason that I appeal to the bursaries committee to attach greater urgency to their cause.
If they are not picked again and can not manage self sponsorship, let the university refund them their registration fees so that they implore other avenues.
Knowledge is power and it mainly comes through education. Let the Minister of Education Dr Michael Kaingu also take keen interest in this matter to help these well meaning students.
Govt must empower citizens
THE Government must work at empowering its citizens to run businesses.
At the same tinme Zambians should be cafreful with some politicial parties bnt on misleading the public that they will create employment when there are no factories to run.Nationalization of private businesses can not work.
About 70 percent of the work force in Zambia is in farming.Let the Government borrow to empower farmers.
Neighbouring countries need our staple food.Give farmers loans in form of inputs and allow them to export and the money realized,part of it should be payed back as loans.
Give young ones oriented to farming settlements money for them to settle down.