LETTERS TO THE EIDTOR

Govt should start charging students who damage property

Students from higher learning institutions especially those from UNZA and ÇBU seem to have lost interest in being housed at these institutions, hence their criminal conduct of damaging property whenever they are incited by opposition political party leaders.

The Government must realise that there is no learning going on in these higher learning institutions. Cadre lecturers, especially those who support UPND, spend 75 percent of their time each day denouncing Government that has made them what they are today.

They must also root out the corruption that takes place at selection level for bursary students so as to select only those from vulnerable families who will not have time to start throwing stones but concentrate on acquiring the knowledge that will eventually better their lives unlike the situation today in which you have students who come from rich families on bursary who, all their time, have been playing video games and watching gangster movies.

What do you expect from such chaps? It is no wonder that these same characters cry that there are no jobs; why, because they are not employable. Who can employ irresponsible and empty-skilled graduates?

Most of them are an embarrassment when they join society; they can’t even write their own CV, let alone a covering letter.

They come begging to the same people they throw stones at when they are at these higher learning institutions to write them job application letters and when you ask them to draft their particulars, they give silly excuses such as ‘my sight is bad’ yet they are just clueless.

Both the Government and the police must be firm with the so- called students by starting to charge them for the property they damage like it happened at Evelyn Hone collage in 2012; from that year they have never been engaged in riotous behaviour.

When you look at the conduct of these lecturers who support political parties you will realise that they have no programmes for the development of youths.

They just want to use them as tools of violence and because the youths themselves are dumb, they think these people care for them.

For the police, it is high time they realised that fighting running battles with these students is eroding our confidence in their ability to protect the citizenry.

They should always investigate thoroughly the people behind acts of criminality by the students and ensure that both erring students and their sponsors are apprehended and taken to court for possible prosecution.

The police must redeem themselves. It is sad that of late political cadres and students have lost respect for the police.

I appeal to the Police High Command to put an end to this madness.

Enock Chulu,

Lusaka

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Opposition should  take it easy

I have said it before that if the sole resolve of the opposition coming together is to chuck out the PF from government, then theirs is truly an imprudent and blunted mission.

This country needs leaders with direction to help Zambians by improving on their lives not fighting political battles which in the end brings nothing to the people.

I was therefore perturbed by the statement from UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema that the likes of him will stop at nothing to remove President Lungu from office.

What if they fail to remove President Lungu from office, what then?

The opposition talk like they have already won the elections yet the verity is that the battle in the forthcoming elections has just begun and this is not the time for self-important dreams or having restlessness about State House.

Until the last vote is counted, nobody should begin to think that they are already nearly there and begin to behave like cut worms.

Worse still, the opposition in Zambia believes that the ruling PF is in a comma and the elections will be a simple walkover. A mistake.

In life never take too lightly the powers of your adversary no matter how scrawny they look; they may just pull a big surprise on you.

The PF is alive and kicking, with Zambians who also want a hold on the leadership of this great country. No mistake about that.

So leaders in opposition should not start to cheat themselves that they are already medallists. They should wait for the final whistle which will proclaim the victor.

Until that happens, my prayers to all political players  is that they should conduct themselves properly by avoiding to promote violence which  can put this country on fire and from which nobody will come out any wiser. We will all suffer and so what’s the point?

Let not our opposition leaders be likened to US White House Republican frontrunner Donald Trump whom people have described as a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist, birther and a bully.

The truth as to who will be our next republican president will be known only after August 11 and it is not such a long wait.

Moses Chimavu.

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Chipolopolo’s performance

Had it not been for Chris Katongo and Isaac Chansa, the Chipolopolo would not have reached the last eight at Rwanda CHAN 2016.

Credit must be given where it is due and Katongo’s head must not be put on the chopping board for missing the first spot kick against Guinea.

Luck was just not on our side and we have to admit that we do not have sharp shooters. I am sure the absence of former Zesco hit man and FAZ/MTN 2016 top scorer Winstone Kalengo contributed to our failure in Rwanda.

Can the technical bench cast their net wide in search of strikers?

Preparations must start now; we don’t need to wait for 2018. Let us look for talent from the lower leagues now that the elite premier league has failed us.

The exit was painful but this is football and only one winner was needed.

All we can do is to give the boys a pat on the back. Great nations like Cameroon and Tunisia failed to reach where we reached.

CHAKWIYA BORNFACE

CHONGWE.

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