GOVERNMENT has devised measures to enhance the enforcement of child protection laws which will advocate for the prosecution of parents sending their children to beg or work on the streets. Minister of Youth and Sport Vincent Mwale said laws were being put in place to prosecute parents who send their children to ask for alms on the street. Mr Mwale said the project would start in 2016 and would be a move meant to scale up interventions of street children programs.
The University of Zambia(UNZA) management has vowed to tighten security at the institution following a series of attacks on students, especially female students. On Tuesday last week, a named second year student in the School of Natural Sciences was attacked on her way from the library to her boarding house outside campus. The unknown attackers got away with the victim’s bag and purse while she escaped unhurt.
Government says young people are the key in the fight against HIV and AIDS in the country. Speaking during this year’s World Aids Day commemorations in Lusaka’s Matero Township, Minister of Youth and Sport Vincent Mwale said the positive power that young people possess could enable the country to yield the desired benefits and improve the fight against HIV.
THE Private Sector Development Association of Zambia (PSDA) has implored Government to secure credible investment for the mining sector in the wake of threatened closures.
PSDA Chairperson Yusouf Dodia said with the dwindling of the economy, Zambia could take a leaf from similar investment in South America’s portfolios like Chile and Brazil.
Mr. Dodia also urged government to be firmly positioned when addressing investor pullout.
SOME Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs) have commended the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) on the manner in which it has conducted the ongoing voter education and registration exercise. The Operation Young Vote (OYV) executive director Guess Nyirenda said his organisation was happy with the manner in which the ECZ had handled the voter registration exercise through the various media.
THE Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) has recorded an increase in the number of imported used motor vehicles in the third quarter of 2015. In an interview with the Lusaka Star, ZABS Marketing and Public Relations Manager Hazel Zulu said the organisation inspected a total of 4,724 imported used motor vehicles in the third quarter of 2015. Ms Zulu said there has been an increase of 402 in the number recorded in the second quarter of 2015.