University of Malawi students hold demo over dry taps: Poly classes suspended

University of Malawi (Unima) students at Polytechnic College  in Blantyre on Tuesday took to the streets in protest of  water crisis which has seen four days of dry taps.

Poly students in the streets of Masauko Chipembere Highway

According to students at the college, there has been no water at campus since Sunday  and there have received no explanation why there is no water.

“Water is life we all know that but with the scarcity this has raised fears of compromised hygiene at the campus and this is not the first time we are experiencing water scarcity,’ said Polytechnic Students Union President (PSU), Japhet Nthala.

The students were on the streets protesting the  water shortage.

Police had to fire tear gas cansters to disperse the students.

Meanwhile, classes have been suspended at the Polytechnic College following water woes.

The management says it’s in discussion with Blantyre Water Board to restore water “ as soon as humanly  possible.”

Classes will resume on Wednesday,  according to a statement signed by the college’s acting registrar Yamikani Chilinde.

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Achiswe
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We read about this dire problem at the university and at the same time that secondary school fees are to be abolished. Something does not sound right here. The ministry of education or whoever is in a shambles; can’t afford to provide water for university students but can afford free education for secondary pupils. Never mind, His Excellency is over in New York sorting out the problems of the world!

CHEMBYIYE WA KU THANGUZI
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CHEMBYIYE WA KU THANGUZI

The students were justified to demonstrate against water shortage at the college and the Police teargassing was unacceptable. What was required was for the Police to escort the Students to BWB to submit their petition. MOHIWA.

milward banda
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milward banda

This is Police brutality at its best. How could you fire tear gas at learners who were protesting about a 4 day scarcity of water at the campus.

mtete
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mtete

Ladies and gentleman, just imagine a home without water for a day. Its very uncomfortable and hell if this situation goes on for more than a day.

What more with an institution if higher learning? Bola sukulu za m’midzi. You can at least take a trip to a bush.

Students have a point. What is the Water Minister doing?

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

To think that a whole leader is telling people that Malawi has developed beyond description. We have a whole university campus without water for 4 days. What type of govt would let that level of incompetence from its Water Board. The govt is so mediocre that they read this sad situation as normal. The CEO of Water Board should be fired so should the Polytechnic Principal who happily collects his salary and goes home where there is water running. This “I don’t care” attitude won’t take Malawi anywhere.

HoRRor
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HoRRor

Something is wrong with our country.

Kibaki
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Kibaki

boma lingowagulira ma perfume basi.

Chiswa B
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Chiswa B

Akanyera aziflasha perfume yo?

UTM
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UTM

University of Chichiri is in chaos

APM
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APM

This is University of Malawi. Those who want it to change they have to build theirs. Amange zawo

Dimingu
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Dimingu

You are not serious my friend , mkufatsa eti anzanu akuvutika madzi nde asakuwe ?

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