THE Road Development Agency (RDA) has donated equipment and a brand new Toyota land cruiser to the University of Zambia (UNZA). The equipment worth K5.2 million was donated to the school of engineering specifically for the enhancement of the department of environmental and civil engineering. Speaking at the handover ceremony at the UNZA Senate Chamber yesterday, RDA chairperson Samuel Mukupa said the equipment was procured through a loan from the International Development Association of the World Bank.
THE Ministry of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Childhood has launched the University of Zambia (UNZA) Graduate School of Business. Minster of Education Michael Kaingu said despite UNZA’s contribution towards training professionals in business courses been limited, he is hopeful that the graduate school will place UNZA in the spotlight in terms of providing quality education in business. Dr. Kaingu said this in a speech read on his behalf by Ministry of Education deputy minister Sydney Mushanga.
THE agriculture sectors plays a critical role in the development process of the country and the improvement of the population’s livelihood, Vice president Inonge Wina has said. Ms. Wina was speaking at this year’s symposium for regional small scale farmers yesterday held under the theme ‘The African agriculture mirror reflecting small scale farmers, image.’
ZAMBIA'S envoy in the on-going International Athletics Associations Federation (IAAF) World championships in Beijing, China, Mupopo Kabange and Sydney Siame have failed to get any medals. Kabange Mupopo came out third in heat3 with time of 51:55s and automatically qualified to the semi-finals. Mupopo however failed to qualify to the finals of the 400 meters women after she clocked 51 minutes 93 seconds to finish last in a tightly contested race won by the USA’s Alyson Felix.
MMD should not accuse PF of any criminal acts regarding their missing Solwezi West candidate – Chama »
THE ruling Patriotic Front (PF) has quashed allegations by the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) that their Solwezi West parliamentary by-election candidate has gone into hiding for fear of being abducted by PF members. PF secretary general Davies Chama urged the MMD not to accuse the PF of any criminal acts regarding their candidate adding that the MMD had no candidate in Solwezi West. Mr. Chama explained that the PF believed in clean and violence free politics.
TRANSPARENCY International Zambia (TIZ) has condemned the continued release and pardoning of former ministers from Zambian prisons. Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka Star, TIZ director Goodwill Lungu said TIZ had received with great dismay the release of former labour minister Austin Liato. He said government’s tendency of pardoning convicted former ministers serving prison sentences on the context of being sick is a form of political manipulation and an obstruction of justice.
President Lungu challenges African countries to accelerate economic growth & sustainable development »
PRESIDENT Edgar Chagwa Lungu has re-affirmed Zambia’s position on the implementation and realisation of all Southern African Development Community (SADC) protocols and programs in order to enhance development in the region. Speaking in Botswana Gaborone during the 35th SADC summit for heads of state and governments, president Lungu said the Zambian government supports the initiative aimed at broadening the markets under the free trade areas.
PRIVATE Sector Development Association (PSDA) chairperson Yussuf Doldia says the recently acquired Eurobond can only yield better results if channelled towards social economic infrastructure. Mr. Doldia said channelling the Eurobond towards social economic infrastructure will bring about economic development adding that this can help service the debt. Mr. Doldia said government borrows in order to finance its own program.
MINISTER of Transport, Works, Supply and Communications says government is committed to hosting this year’s 13th Intermodal Transport Africa (ITA) to be held in Lusaka from 28th to 30th October 2015. Hon. Yamfwa Mukanga said Zambia will be the first landlocked country to host the ITA conference adding that government has since committed £14,000 towards the hosting of the event.
GOVERNMENT has urged mining firms in the country to put in place good safety systems that that will ensure the protection and safety of workers.