THE Ministry of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Education has constituted a caretaker council of the University of Zambia (UNZA) to run the affairs of the institution until a permanent council is appointed. Education Minister Michael L. Kaingu announced the development at a press briefing in Lusaka yesterday. Dr. Kaingu said the new caretaker committee will serve for the period until the substantive council of the University is appointed by his ministry in accordance with the Higher Education Act No 4 of 2013.
ZANIS LUSAKA - Government says it recognizes the immense threat lightening poses to citizens and the economy of the country. Deputy Minister in the Office of the Vice President Lazarous Chungu said government attaches great importance to issues of lightening as it has a devastating impact on the economy. Mr. Chungu observed that Zambia has had a fair share of natural hazards that have had devastating impact on human beings, property and loss of lives in some parts of the country.
PIONEER Association in Zambia has called on the Road Development Agency (RDA) to consider re-designing the road junction on Market Street and the Great East Road located opposite the Chelstone Catholic Church. Pioneer Association in Zambia national director Charles Searson said RDA should quickly re-design the road junction so as to reduce the current traffic congestion as well as road accidents.
THE Lusaka City Council has warned of stern action against alcohol traders selling beer to mourners around graveyards as the act is illegal and immoral. In an interview with the Lusaka Star, Lusaka city council assistant public relations manager Brenda Katongola says the council is aware of illegal traders who are taking advantage of people who come to bury their beloved ones by selling them alcohol, an act she said has prompted illicit and immoral behaviour around cemeteries.
ZAMBIA has in the Month of June recorded a trade deficit of over one million kwacha, the highest for the year 2015; Zambia Central Statistics Office (CSO) says. CSO director of census and statistics, John Kalumbi revealed that the country recorded a trade deficit valued at K 1,293.2 million in June 2015 from a trade deficit of K 1, 210.0 million recorded in May 2015. He said this means the country imported more in June 2015 than it exported in nominal terms.
GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of Sports, Youth and Child Development intends to introduce a Sports Development Trust Fund in a bid to improve funding in the sports sector. Ministry of Sports, Youth and Child Development director of sports, Bessie Chelemu, said the Sports Development Trust Fund is also meant to promote private sector sponsorship in sports.
The Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO) will lose over US$ 160 million as a result of the power deficit the country is experiencing. Chief Government Spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili said US$ 97 million revenue loss will be as a result of reduced sales to customers and an additional US$ 70 million revenue loss will be due to reduced sales to distribution customers.