Copperbelt University Students Union (COBUSU) president Lawrence Kasonde says social media claims that the bus President Edgar Lungu donated to the institution is damaged are false and misleading.
ZANIS reports that Mr. Kasonde said this in Ndola today, when Copperbelt Province, Permanent Secretary, Bright Nundwe requested for a report on the video that is circulating on social media purporting that the bus is damaged barely days after it was donated by the Head of State.
Mr Kasonde explained that the driver of the bus stopped to check if the height of the bridge was high enough for it to pass and in the process it caused alarm among the students who started chanting and screaming that the newly received bus had been damaged.
“Contrary to the video that is circulating on social media, I’m here to report that the bus is 100 percent in perfect condition. I’m also appealing to students to use social media in a positive manner. Because if we are not careful, social media can destroy our country. Let us all use social media to improve the way we think,” he said.
And COBUSU vice president Mutale Mumba pledged dialogue whenever students are faced with any challenges at the university.
“The university will not engage in riotous behaviour, but will always seek dialogue as a means to resolve the challenges at the institution,” he stated.
Meanwhile, Mr Nundwe has commended students at the Copperbelt University for exhibiting exemplary behaviour at the institution.