The Young African Leaders Initiative Network (YALI) has commended the Zambian government for adopting the 50% + 1 clause in the first draft of the people driven constitution for the election of the republican president. YALI President Andrew Ntewewe said President Edgar Lungu has done well to assent to the 50+1 clause.
The University of Zambia (UNZA) management has appealed to UNZA Allied Workers Union (UNZAAWU) and UNZA Professional Staff Union (UNZAPROSU) to resume work as management resolves their salary dispute. UNZA Vice chancellor Enala Mwase told the workers to continue working since they had not declared a go slow.
University of Zambia (UNZA) students staying in boarding houses have appealed to their landlords to purchase generators to combat power shortages caused by load shedding. In an interview with the Lusaka Star, School of Education Third Year Student Florence Mwenya said it has become difficult for her to do school work at their Kalingalinga home because of load shedding.
The curtain is slowly closing, wrapping up this phase. The crowd is still clapping, right time to leave the stage. We both know the story is ending, playing our parts but just pretending. The love is already gone, it’s no use faking what we are not feeling. As I say the last line of this beautiful love story, pain is pricking every inch of my soul. As I say the words we both dread to hear, my heart is shattered to the core.
University of Zambia Media Students Association Vice President Valentine Mundea has been nominated to represent the country at this years’ African Youth Forum in Ivory Cost. The event will be held in Abidjan from 22nd to 24th May, 2015 under the theme“Empowering and equipping young Africans to take ownership of the post-2015 sustainable development goals.”
The high levels of deforestation in the country have become a matter of concern to Environmentalists. Environment Africa Assistant Field Officer InongeLubasi said in an interview with the Lusaka Starthat the main cause of deforestation in Zambia is poverty. Ms. Lubasi explained that people depend on the environment to sustain themselves by doing activities such as charcoal production and unsustainable agricultural methods like Chitemenesystem.
The decision by the University of Zambia Students Union (UNZASU) to initiate a boarding house harmonisation project is welcome as many students are being exploited by boarding house landlords in the name of providing them with accommodation near campus. The University of Zambia has been gripped with the accommodation crisis for many years now.
The University of Zambia Students’ Union (UNZASU) is to sign a memorandum of understanding with boarding house owners through the ‘boarding house harmonisation project’ to reduce exploitation of students living there. In an interview with the Lusaka Star, UNZASU Vice President Martin Nundwe said the initiative was aimed at protecting students living off campus from exploitation as most students were subjected to exorbitant boarding house rentals.
UPCOMING Gospel Rapper Lolavye Simukoko has won Kountapoint’s October Buzz of the Month music competition, beating four other contestants. Kountapoint is an online platform that gives Zambian gospel artists an opportunity to showcase and market their music.