UNZA student dies of typhoid, Mulungushi University closed

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Negligence by the ruling Patriotic Front government on Zambia’s largest institutions has now led to the death of a University of Zambia (UNZA) Student from typhoid and Kabwe’s Mulungushi University closed indefinitely due to lack of water.

Students at UNZA are already making noise and have since abandoned lessons following the death of a female Student from a suspected typhoid case.

The uncertainty has sent panic among Great East road users as it likely that,students may resort to blocking of the roads.

Typhoid is a disease that is believed to be caused by dirty surroundings or by unclean drinking water.
There has been reported problems as well as poor sewer systems at the University of Zambia with PF government paying no attention to ending the water blues.

Most of the students at UNZA are government sponsored through bursaries but the bankrupt PF government has not been remitting the money to the institution.

At another government institution in Kabwe’s Mulungushi University, management were forced to close the institution yesterday in the middle of the semester because of lack of water.

All the students have been told to go home and only report on 1st December for examinations, meaning they will be forced to study from their homes.

As a fierce opposition lier and conman for votes, president Michael Sata had promised to sort out all these problems within 90 days, leading to the majority of youths especially students to give him a massive vote.

But in government, even those that will be graduating in the next three years will not be guaranteed of jobs as Sata and his PF regime have imposed an employment freeze due to a bankrupt economy and massive budget overrun.

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32 Responses to UNZA student dies of typhoid, Mulungushi University closed

  1. Shame

    abbu - November 23, 2013

  2. Ba pf bavisokoneza HH azaka controla 2016

    ZUDE ONE - November 23, 2013

  3. its like the Government can be blamed for not providing a girl friend.Lets be civilised in critisizing with integrity not out of frustrations.The best every citizen can do is to get education so that by 2015-2018 no un educated chaps will be allowed to be in high office.

    jImmy - November 22, 2013

  4. Number of students in one room not related to availability of water! Water is so basis and should be provided 24/7. 50 years after independence and still facing critical water problems. Yes the unza management is highly incompetent because water should be priority number one and all other things follow later. I am sure in the toilet for the vice chancellor water never runs out! Invest in water reticualtion systems and provide water to the students and all you fools.

    Fed up - November 22, 2013

  5. the problem is the current establishment at MoH’s public health directorate is weak when it comes to preventing diseases. In zambia you have allowed clinicians get all resources and concentrate them on curing diseases and not invest in prevention activities. The payroll is flooded with health inspectors who should be informing us of these health hazards well in advance but you dont see their work as important.so dont complain its your making. Ka Dr katema where are you? Can sata fire this guy.

    mwana sichoni - November 22, 2013

  6. iwe MC, dnt be foolish and too radical in thinking. death never respects any1, ar u too hygieny that u ar stil living and she died becoz she was dirty. u dnt understand hw the piping btn the sewer and drinking water is arranged. shall we be analytical not pampamatically..!

    Chikuba shamungulu...! - November 22, 2013

  7. You don’t help or advise monkeys in a maize field. You just chase them away.

    Sata Namalikita - November 22, 2013

  8. It is a case of sheer incompetence. Mulungushi University is within a few metres of Mulungushi River that never runs dry.

    Sata Namalikita - November 22, 2013

  9. enuf is enuf.2016,we’l reverse the mistake.

    he-goat - November 22, 2013

  10. Naimwe wa UNZA students, you can’t surely buy a bottle of chlorine to put in drinking water? You should also desist from using Post newspaper in the chimbuzi. Start buying tissue paper

    Only a virgin can convince me to go for MC - November 21, 2013

  11. Come 2016 we will make sure this clones are out of office. They have failed lamentably. Its a shame that even simple issues of peeing requires government intervention. It is the duty of the user to clean the mess. Let the students clean their own toilets. Or is it that most of them come from homes without decent toilet? If that fails, let management engage competent junitors period.

    mwela wesu - November 21, 2013

  12. Do not blame it on PF. Blame it on UNZA management that has allowed at least 6 students to live in rooms meant for 2 students. Students should also realise the increase in student numbers in hostels has put a severe strain on sanitary conditions. Since students are now demonstrating probably UNZA management should go the CBU way by removing squatters from rooms. Some of these students even defy their relatives living within the vicinity of the university by abandoning their homes to go and live on campus because of this blind search for the so-called freedom. Young people need to be responsible and also learn to take care of the environment in which they live. As a student abroad I used to dispose of garbage from my floor with those I lived with and clean toilets over weekends. But our students think they are only here to learn and somebody else should take care of their dirt.

    The Doc - November 21, 2013

    • Such a stup.id comment from s senseless person talking of life abroad you have never ever lived! Are you not ashamed of yourself?

      Chilyata - November 21, 2013

    • You are a liar!!

      The Pa Fwaka government has failed to deal with student related problems – including meaningful funding to universities.

      This is a PA FWAKA problem. If you have nothing to say, JUST SHUT-UP.

      If you were abroad(INDIA) and were cleaning toilets, do not expect everyone to do what you were doing.

      ZAMPOTO - November 21, 2013

    • good one, sanitation begins with me. then extended to the neighbor

      mweene - November 25, 2013

  13. Sad

    Bad influence - November 21, 2013

  14. we told theses chaps to vote wisely..see what you have done to our future..?wrongly placed leaders..shame to learn the death of a student..

    pompwe - November 21, 2013

    • This is the highest institution of learning in zambia, it is supposed to be an authority leading in research, development etc. Can’t that entire pool of knowledge find solutions to sanitation in conjunction with private corporate finance? All that idle land at UNZA, can it not have better and totally new student residential infrastructure developed on it even without govt finance? Why should the sewer system at UNZA literally be as “primitive” as the pit latrines in mansa for instance? Why should UNZA students die of water borne diseases when the best engineering, technical and medical personnel graduate from there?

      Native - November 21, 2013

  15. no reason to find a solution for PF illiterates. They should vacate their offices so that new blood comes in

    shaa - November 21, 2013

  16. What advise it is common sense need advise on straight foward issues. PF cadres we know you cant imagine your idiot out of office because all of you will be flashed out to Garden sewer ponds! Blinded with plunder of national resources.

    Fed up - November 21, 2013

  17. sanitation should start at individual level.let students imitate the dean of school of education in insuring that the environment is conducive for them. Really,you do not expect the government to come and unblock the sink for your kitchen.let us do what we can and be good examples as graduates to the rest of the world.

    stanford - November 21, 2013

  18. Viva pf viva remember you voted for this pipo

    typhoidpf - November 21, 2013

  19. lets give HH a chance !

    Indian - November 21, 2013

  20. Whether u vote PF out problems of sanitation will still remain.Learn to advice the government on solution to this typhoid disease and not blame game.

    jImmy - November 21, 2013

    • Problems of sanitation are created by greed and byelections etc which are now deliberately created by PF and MMD before. They can be a thing of the past with a normal govt.

      Panga Fighters (PF) - November 21, 2013

    • How do you advise monkeys in a maize field? You just need to chase them away.

      Sata Namalikita - November 22, 2013

  21. Zed is a failing State……I wonder if I will b home in Zed…….!!!

    G - November 21, 2013

    • I’ll only go to Zambia in 2016 to vote PF out of power and my stay will depend on the outcome of the results.

      Umkhonto We Sizwe - November 21, 2013

  22. Yaba, people make sure 2016 PF is out

    Wanzelu - November 21, 2013

  23. Zambia has gne to the dogs!

    Thelawyer - November 21, 2013

  24. uko a grade 3 is our pilot what do we expect

    Kopala - November 21, 2013

    • Psycho is a night school std 3 drop out. Now I gather he claims he has a degree from some toilet. He is also said to be a nuclear physicist besides being a pilot and a psychologist.

      extra Large - November 22, 2013