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.
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.
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.
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.
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.