LUSAKA’S Town Centre market traders have complained about the poor sanitation conditions they are subjected to work under due to the ever increasing amount of uncollected garbage by the Lusaka City Council (LCC). The traders have expressed fear that the uncollected heaps of garbage at the market could lead to the outbreak of water borne diseases such as cholera and dysentery.
The dreaded Elephantiasis virus has spared Lusaka despite affecting more than 40 districts in Zambia. Ministry of Health spokesperson Kamoto Mbewe said the virus has affected at least 45 out of 72 districts in the country with Luangwa district having the highest number of cases recorded. Mr Kamoto further disclosed that the response to the new vaccination was positive and overwhelming.
KASAMA Central Member of Parliament Hon. Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba commonly known as GBM has today been appointed Vice President for the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND). Speaking during the Zambia Unite Conference held at Lusaka’s Cresta Golf View Hotel, Mr. Mwamba thanked the UPND president Hakainde Hichilema and the National Management Committee for appointing him as vice president of the party. Mr. Mwamba promised to work towards advancing the party’s agenda which he believes will soon form government.
WOMEN for Change (WFC) project coordinator Salome Nakazwe says Gender Based Violence (GBV) against women is unjustifiable regardless the motive behind it. Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka Star, Ms. Nakazwe said any form of GBV hinders the progress and full participation of the victim to contribute positively towards national development.
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Regional Coordinator Janet Rogan says Central Province has great potential to be the centre of national development in the country. Ms. Rogan said the Province has numerous resources and a great community with good ideas that can foster development across the country. “Being the centre of Lusaka and the Copper Belt Province, Central Province has potential to be a hub of national development,” she noted.
A lecturer at the University of Zambia in the school of Mining says Zambia should benefit fully from its Mines. In an interview with Lusaka star Dr Mathews Mphande said the country has never fully benefited from its mining sector because of certain individuals who are selfish. “We shall never see the goodness of having mines as a country if we do not change the way things are done,” he said.
Zambia’s Tourism Promoter Executive Director Joslyn Mutinta has advised Government to open more air routes to European countries. Ms Mutinta explained that many European tourists that visit Zambia complain about limited air transport in the country. She said poor transport conditions discourage tourists from visiting the country.
Government has urged all the district bodies on the Copperbelt to utilize their funds to avoid retains to the treasury. Copperbelt Permanent Secretary Howard Sikwela said this during a Copperbelt Provincial Development Committee Meeting (PDCC) held n Ndola. Reverend Sikwela said all the departments on the Copperbelt that would not spend their funds within the stipulated time frame would risk not being given more funds.