Caritas UNZA has said that voting is manadatory for all students regardless of their current status and that graduating students should as well turnout for the Friday polls. THE University of Zambia (UNZA) Caritas Chapter has urged the graduating students to turn up for the forth-coming UNZASU By-elections to be held on Friday 28th 2013.
Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka Star, Caritas UNZA Executive Director Alex Mwila said that graduating students still have a pivotal role to play in the UNZASU electoral process.
Mr.Mwila said that graduating students should be able to forecast and look at UNZA as the future of Zambia and not their past.
He said that UNZA will always be a part of them as they might come for their Masters Degrees and that their children and relatives might pass through the same institution.
“UNZA is and will be always a part of us because we might come back for our Masters and our children too would pass through the same Schools” he said.
Mr.Mwila explained that every one should be patriotic and be able to look at UNZA as something that holds the future of Zambia and something that should be cherished.
He added that Caritas UNZA is already on ground carrying out voter sensitization and that they have mounted information desks at the old residents, October and the Libraries.
Meanwhile, UNZA Caritas General Secretary, Leeroy Mapulanga has urged all Caritas members to take it upon themselves and sensitize their fellow students on the dangers of voter apathy.
He said that they should be able to do it everywhere, starting from their rooms, lectures and all the way through the corridors of UNZA.
“In order for these elections to succeed, all Caritas members are being urged to aggressively sensitize the student populace wherever they may be” he said.
And Nathan Chitabanta, a graduating Student told Lusaka Star that Caritas UNZA should be commended all the way for their strong stance on student activism and patriotism.
The University of Zambia Student Union (UNZASU) is yet to see another group of young leaders as the old executive wind up their tenure on Friday 28th.