As student across this nation we have not endorsed any individual politician whether in in government or the opposition party. As Zambia National Students Union we shall not allow students to be used as tools of political propaganda, violence, and cheap politicking. Currently we are looking at three critical issues affecting the Zambian people, the wage freeze, students’ loan scheme, and the Zambia draft constitution road map being the major concerns.
Presidential candidates should fulfil their word, because any false promises on the Zambian people and students, time will catch up with you and students will not be a force to reckon with. Politicians should not be cheated that students can be bought but rather conduct their campaigns with objectivity.
I would like to appeal to the leadership of higher learning institutions to use their myopia wisely and not to forsake their mandate of representing students interest and stop chasing after politicians. Students are being arrested, victimised, our duty as leaders is to provide leadership and speak against vices not in the bes interest of the students, community, and safe guard the values of demonstrations before it loses its meaning.
On behalf of students from Chipata Trades, Evelyn Hone College, NIPA, Mpika College of Agriculture, The Copperbelt University, Livingstone Institute of Business Studies, Mansa Trades, UNILUS, Mongu Trades, Rusangu University, Nortec, Mulungushi university, ZIBSIP, Mukuba University, Mufulira School of Nursing, UNZA and other high learning institutions as students our role is to provide guidance, checks and balances for the betterment of mother Zambia. We are an energetic and dynamic force on who depends the future destiny of our mothers, fathers, and the children’s to come, safe guarding our goals, objectives, interest, unit of purpose and shared aspirations.
We would also like to advise all the youths cut across this nation not to be used as tools or propellers of political propaganda but choose a credible leader who shall address our concerns and other challenges.
HUMPHREY MILANDILE MWENYA
COBUSU – PRESIDENT ELECT