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Zambian students in Russia would like to air their grievances to the Zambian government. According to the agreement we signed with our government, we are supposed to get our top up allowances every 4 months (that is January, May and September) but, this is October and we have not yet received our allowances.
We have contacted our Zambian embassy here in Moscow and the bursaries committee in Zambia and the only answer we get is “THEY DON’T KNOW WHERE THE MONEY IS” while students here are starving and they have been chased from their hostels because they haven’t paid for their accommodation. They also have not sent money for medical policies and we are being threatened to be expelled from school because it’s a law of the Russian Federation for all foreign students to have medical policies before the start of an academic year which starts on the 1st of September.
This is not the first time it is happening, it happens every time we are supposed to get our allowances, it never comes on time. This issue has been raised a number of times but the government has not come up with any amicable solution to paying us our allowances and medical insurance policies in time.
Do we have to block roads, march to state house or burn cars for them to understand that we are really need a listening ear??? Or do we have to sleep at the embassy for us to be heard??? Living in Russia is not JOKE…tumfweniko PULIZI twapapata.
Zambian Students in Russia