Hichilema Fetes UNZA Graduates

Leading opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema yesterday spent some time with hundreds of UNZA graduates at his residence. Hichilema, a mult-million kwacha businessman, hosted lunch of a huge crowd as a way of congratulating the students for their effort. The UPND … Continued

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Leading opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema yesterday spent some time with hundreds of UNZA graduates at his residence. Hichilema, a mult-million kwacha businessman, hosted lunch of a huge crowd as a way of congratulating the students for their effort. The UPND leader also sympathised with the graduates on the prospects of going into a society where jobs where not the easiest to come by. BELOW IS HICHILEMA’S MESSAGE TO THE GRADUATES We spent some time yesterday at our residence in Lusaka having lunch with some of the students that have just graduated from the University of Zambia. This is the group that is benefitting from our little support we have been giving to children from vulnerable home. We are happy they successfully completed their studies. We congratulated them for this achievement. As at the same time sympathise with them on the difficulty prospects and journey they now face of finding jobs in the country. We however encouraged them to consider going into private sector as entrepreneurs themselves as opposed to being employees. This way they will create jobs for others as long as the environment permits. As UPND, our policies are very clear on encouraging young people to immediately consider starting their own companies where they can be employers themselves as opposed to looking for jobs. This is why our education policy is a two track system and have been advocating for curriculum overhaul to graduate students that are made for the current global economic system. This is captured in our manifesto and the ten point plan therein. We would also have encouraged them to set up small cooperatives and business entities which we could then finance and guarantee them markets in both government and parastatal organisations as well as negotiating good terms for them in private companies. This is how you absorb these energetic young men and women into the main economy. We as a family will now embark on a mentorship programme for some of these graduates and we call upon others to do the same so that we can help these fresh graduates to quickly find their feet and start contributing to Zambia’s development. And we would also like to call upon those with some resources to make them available to students that have been denied bursaries by a none functioning bursary system which clearly needs reform as it is saving the wrong group. We once more congratulate all those graduating and looking forward to them making a positive contribution that will touch our people. Have a great day and God bless you all. The post Hichilema Fetes UNZA Graduates appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Fuel Shortage Looms as Night Transport Ban Sparks Protests

[Nation] The Interior ministry’s recent directive barring petroleum tankers from moving at night on Tuesday sparked off a row between the government and transporters that, if not resolved, could plunge the country into a serious fuel shortage crisis be…

[Nation] The Interior ministry's recent directive barring petroleum tankers from moving at night on Tuesday sparked off a row between the government and transporters that, if not resolved, could plunge the country into a serious fuel shortage crisis beginning this week.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Vice-President Wina Claims Load Shedding Will End In 2018

Vice President Inonge Wina says the much loathed load shedding will come to an end next year. Wina’s sentiment may not sit well with the public given her sentiment was based on the yet to be commissioned US$ 4 billion … Continued

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Vice President Inonge Wina says the much loathed load shedding will come to an end next year. Wina’s sentiment may not sit well with the public given her sentiment was based on the yet to be commissioned US$ 4 billion Batoka Hydro Electric Scheme. Speaking in London, Wina said that the coming on stream of the Batoka Electric Scheme will ship home 2, 400 Megawatts. “Currently, we are still load shedding but not as much as we used to. Load shedding is coming to an end next year with the coming on board of the Batoka Hydro-Electric Scheme at Batoka Gorge,†she said. “Next year load shedding in Zambia will be a thing of the past because the Batoka project, would produce 2, 400 Megawatts (MW) of electricity.†2016 saw heavy load shedding in the country with the low water levels at the Kariba Dam touted as the major reason for load shedding. The post Vice-President Wina Claims Load Shedding Will End In 2018 appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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