A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step, they say. Our forefathers took that one mighty step to fight for independence many years ago and today, we are privileged to celebrate mother Zambia’s 50th independence anniversary. The first Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda and his government did an amazing job in putting Zambia where it is today. They had to gather up their strength and transition the remnants left by colonial masters into a beautiful land.
The University of Zambia has been awarded the best education institution exhibitor at the just ended 88th agriculture and commercial show
The government of the Republic of Zambia has thanked the government of the Peoples' Republic of China for the relations between China and Zambia and the help rendered to develop Zambia. Speaking during the ground breaking ceremony of the Confucius Institute at the University of Zambia, Home Affairs Minister Dr. Ngosa Simbyakula said Chinese industries had not only supported the mining industry in Zambia but also extended their valued activities in infrastructure development, water conservation projects and many other economic projects.
The Road Development Agency (RDA) has warned against the continued illegal settlement of people near roads as it is contrary to the road reserve encroachment law gazette. Speaking in an interview with Lusaka star, RDA Public Relations Manager Loyce Saili said it was in the law gazette that people should settle 50 meters away from the white line on both sides of the road as a safety measure. Saili said there will be no compensation for people who have settled near the road for the interest of cultivation or any other business.
The University of Zambia (UNZA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Justo Mwale Theological University College (JMTUC) on the Bachelor of theology with Education and Master of Education in Religious Studies. The aim of the MoU was to enhance collaboration in the areas of academic training, research, support services as well as instruction development. UNZA Vice Chancellor Prof. Stephen Simukanga said the collaboration of Bachelor of Theology and Master of Education in Religious Studies was a welcome move.
Acting minister of information and broadcasting, Fackson Shamenda says government has unwavering commitment to creating a conducive environment for the growth and professional media in the country. Mr Shamenda stressed disappointment with some online media outlets that abuse the conducive media environment that government created by pursuing private agendas.
ALLIANCE for Sustainable Development (ASD) has together with Ox Farm Zambia and Village Water embarked on a project to sensitize residents of Chawama and George compound on proper management of solid waste in helping improve water sanitation. In an interview with the Lusaka star, ASD executive director Brenda Hanampoto said the project was aimed at creating awareness on how to manage solid waste. “We basically want to create awareness on how to manage and dispose of solid waste in a proper way,” she explained.
THE Zambia Institute of Mass Communication Educational Trust (ZAMCOM) has urged journalists in the country to remember veteran journalists as they commemorate world press freedom day. In an interview with the Lusaka Star, ZAMCOM executive director Oliver Kanene said it was important to look back and appreciate the work of journalists, dead or alive who worked to develop the Zambian press.