SOME University of Zambia Student Union (UNZASU) executive members have called for the immediate suspension or removal of their president Steven Kyengula and UNZASU Secretary General Best Malambo.
Former President Rupiah Banda’s political advisor Dr Francis Chigunta has advised the Patriotic Front government (PF) to strengthen the monetary policy implementation to avoid the increasing levels of inflation. In an interview with the Lusaka star, Dr Chigunta said the inflation rate in Zambia on an annual basis is still low and around this time of the year it is normal to experience an increase in inflation.
The University of Zambia Students Union (UNZASU) has dismissed allegations that it has misappropriated funds meant for the rehabilitation of lecture theatres at the institution. Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka star, UNZASU president Steven Kyengula said the union only contributed half of the actual budget as agreed at the inception of the project. He explained that management agreed to contribute the other half of the budget to rehabilitate Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1) and Lecture Theatre 2 (LT2) which has since commenced.
THE Lusaka City Council (LCC) is facing challenges in maintaining the drainage system in the City of Lusaka. LCC Public Relations Manager Mulunda Habenzu confirmed this to the Lusaka Star in an interview that maintaining drainages in Lusaka is even more challenging when it came to the underground drainage system.
THE Cancer Diseases Hospital (CDH) has applauded the Zambia Police Service for their support in improving the sanitary conditions at the hospital. This was after the Zambia Police Service donated assorted cleaning materials and sanitary goods worth over K15, 000 to the CDH to help maintain and improve the sanitary conditions. CHD Executive Director Dr. Kennedy Lishimpi said the hospital was grateful for the gesture shown by the police service and urged them to continue with the good work they had shown.
Minister of Community Development, Mother and Child Health Dr. Joseph Katema says members of the public especially women should consider taking up family planning as it is a good reproductive health practice. Dr. Katema said this when he presented gifts comprising of baby hampers and prams to the University Teaching Hospital, (UTH) Christmas babies on 25th December 2013. Dr. Katema, who was dressed as Father Christmas took time to talk to the mothers of the babies and was happy that most of them had some knowledge on family planning.
THE University of Zambia (UNZA) has expressed gratitude to First Quantum Mines (FQM) for its continued investment in education. This was after FQM donated 350 textbooks worth ZMK 165,000 to UNZA’s school of mines and pledged to refurbish one of the school's reading rooms. Speaking during the hand over ceremony, UNZA Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Stephen Simukanga said the donation showed that FQM recognized the need to have well-trained and skilled graduates for improved productivity.
FORMER University of Zambia Students Union (UNZASU) president has instructed students in unions at universities and colleges all over the country to use their positions to speak for the voiceless. In an interview with Lusaka Star, 2008 UNZASU president Antonio Mwanza urged the current UNZA students union as well as unions at different learning institutions in the country to speak out on issues of national development.