LUSAKA City Council (LCC) retirees have given LCC a 7 days ultimatum to settle their dues. The over 200 LCC retiree workers expressed sadness over the delayed settling of their terminal benefits. In an interview with the Lusaka star, the retiree workers representative Milner Hatontola said the workers have held several meetings with the council over their terminal benefits but to no avail.
WOMEN for Change (WFC) says gender based violence (GBV) is a serious threat to both household and national development. WFC programmes coordinator Salome Nakazwe told the Lusaka Star in an interview that cases of gender based violence were being seen to be of great concern to society despite various organisations raising awareness and devising activities aimed at reducing the vice.
A renowned motivational speaker and life coach has described the sex party involving over 40 pupils in Chingola as a very sad incident to both the society and the families of the pupils. In an interview with the Lusaka Star,Mubita Nawa, said the emergence of such indecent activities among youths were a sign of low standards in terms of maturity and lack of focus. Nawa said it was very easy to point fingers at the parents but there was only so much they could do.
THEconstruction works of the new Confucious Institute building at the University of Zambia (UNZA) have begun. UNZA acting public relations manager, Stanslous Chewe confirmed the development to the Lusaka Star in an interview. He said the project which started on the 15th of March is expected to be completed in a period of one year.
A group of University of Zambia (UNZA) students have built a concrete bridge at UNZA’s Kalingalinga entrance in a bid to help students residing in Kalingalinga compound. Mutala Maipambe, Jolezya Chungu, Chilekwa Soma and Ceaser Mufuzi came up with the initiative after realizing that students residing in Kalingalinga had difficulties coming into campus during the rainy season.
THE University of Zambia (UNZA) has reaffirmed its commitment to continue building on the success scored by the Economic Policy Management (EPM) Programme at the institution. The University vice chancellor Professor Stephen Simukanga, recently signed a two year grant meant for the Economic policy Management Programme (EPM) presented by the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF).
The Lusaka City Council (LCC) has introduced revenue reforms following governments directive to all councils to minimise human contact in revenue mobilisation. The directive was issued through the ministry of Local Government and housing. In an interview with Lusaka star, LCC acting public relations manager Mulunda Habeenzusaid the move was aimed at promoting efficiency and effective management of revenue.
CHINGOLA municipal council has vowed to restore Chingola as the cleanest town in the country. Speaking to the Lusaka Star in a telephone interview, Chingola town clerk George Mulenga said the City used to be referred to as the cleanest town in Zambia during the 1980s. He further said Chingola was no longer the cleanest city in Zambia due to new mining activities that have left many roads and buildings damaged.
THE Secondary School Teacher’s Union of Zambia (SESTUZ) says the country risks recording poor grade twelve results if factors contributing to the current education situation are not urgently addressed. Speaking in an interview with Lusaka star, SESTUZ general secretary Sitibekiso Wamuyuwa said there were several factors which affect performance such as inadequate learning and teaching materials, lack of enough teachers and too much congestion in class room.
Creative centres are important for child development- Former Ministry of Gender and Child Development Deputy Minister »
FORMER Minister of Gender and Child Development has proposed for the construction of creative centres near markets as a tool to keep children off the streets. Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka Star, the former Deputy Minister, Freedom Sikazwe said the project is supposed to commence near Kabwata market. Mr Sikazwe explained that the creative centres are intended to cater for traders’ children during business hours as well as the homeless children.