By Chilufya Tayali
I did a ka “Touch and Go” on the Minister of Higher Education, Prof. Nkandu Luo, and she vented her anger on me, accusing me of insulting her. My brother Hon. Vincent Mwale was on hand to calm the Minister down.
However, I didn’t back down on my call to have her open the University. I pleaded with her to open CBU, considering the fact that students, including myself, even apologized. But the Minister refused to submit.
When I pressed on, she went on to explain that she wants security at the institution before it opens.
She said that she wants CCTV, biometric access into the campus so that there is control.
The Minister also spoke about some internal and external forces inciting the students to misbehave.
When I asked her when, approximately, the campus will open, she said, she is waiting for a report on the assessment of the job to be done and the cost.
After receiving these report she might have a view but for now, she can’t commit to any time frame.
Basically, this means that, CBU remains closed for now and we have to wait. On my part, I will continue engaging the Minister since we are here together for a few more days to come.