Voter registration slated for 14th September

Voter registration slated for 14th September »

9 Sep, 2015
News

The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has set September 14th as the day for commencement of new voter registration, amendments to existing voter details and removal of the deceased.   ECZ Chairperson Justice Esau Chulu said ECZ has suspended the voter registration exercise in Lubanseshi and Solwezi West due to local government elections in nine constituencies from 21st to 27th September, 2015.  

Govt geared to reduce road accidents by 50 %

Govt geared to reduce road accidents by 50 % »

9 Sep, 2015
News

Government has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with stakeholders and eight ministries on the reduction of road fatalities and injuries as per United Nations Decade of action on road safety requirement. Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) Director Zindaba Soko said reducing fatalities  by 50 percent 2011-2020 is a mammoth task and requires multi-sectoral approach.

UNZA Professor calls on increased investment in infectious disease research

UNZA Professor calls on increased investment in infectious disease research »

27 Aug, 2015
News

A University of Zambia (UNZA) School of Veterinary Medicine professor has urged government to continue investment in research on infectious diseases in the country. Professor Aaron Mweene told the Lusaka Star in an interview that increased investment in infectious disease research would ensure the country be better prepared to handle infectious diseases such as the Ebola virus which was declared an international health emergency last year.

Climate change a threat to agriculture development – Lubunda

Climate change a threat to agriculture development – Lubunda »

27 Aug, 2015
Business

AGRICULTURE and Livestock minister Given Lubinda says changing climate is a threat to the agriculture sector and general household livelihood. Mr. Lubinda said this in a speech read on his behalf by Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock permanent secretary David Shamulenge during the official opening of a three day Climate Smart Agriculture Regional Policy Dialogue at Intercontinental Hotel to discuss adaptation and mitigation strategy to a changing climate.

Yamba urges Zambians to take keen interest in development agenda

Yamba urges Zambians to take keen interest in development agenda »

13 Aug, 2015
News

SECRETARY to the treasury Fredson Yamba has called on government institutions and stakeholders to join hands in developing the Seventh National Development Plan in order to attain the vision 2030. Mr. Yamba was speaking at the official opening of the GRZ-CSO National Symposium on Sustainable Development organized by the Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR) in Lusaka.

WFC irked by marriage of 13 year old in Ngabwa District

WFC irked by marriage of 13 year old in Ngabwa District »

7 Aug, 2015
News

WOMEN for change (WFC) has called on traditional leaders and community members to retrieve a thirteen year old girl who was recently married off in the newly created Ngabwe district of Central Province.