University of Zambia Students Union (UNZASU) President Martin Muluya has charged that government has failed to effectively run public tertiary learning institutions. Mr. Muluya said the ministry of education has failed to deliver the needs of students from various public learning institutions.
PRIVATE Sector Development Association (PSDA) chairperson Yusuf Dodia has criticised some sectors of society calling for the privatisation of state owned telecommunication company Zamtel. Mr. Dodia charged that with good policies in place, Zamtel had the potential to become a viable and profitable company that would contribute positively to the development process of the country.
SHE stands alone in a corner, in the rain and in the cold. She cries as people pass her by and there's no one to hold. Everyone can notice her, but not her tears as she wallows in pain. Because they are nothing - but tears in the rain.
ZAMBEZI Portland Cement Limited (ZPC) has been sued and dragged to the Ndola High Court by 12 of its former workers. The former ZPC workers are alleged to have been dismissed from service by the company on medical grounds. A representative of the former workers, Steven Kabuswe said they (12 discharged workers) were suing the company for negligence and non-remittance of loan repayments.
THE Road Development Agency (RDA) has donated equipment and a brand new Toyota land cruiser to the University of Zambia (UNZA). The equipment worth K5.2 million was donated to the school of engineering specifically for the enhancement of the department of environmental and civil engineering. Speaking at the handover ceremony at the UNZA Senate Chamber yesterday, RDA chairperson Samuel Mukupa said the equipment was procured through a loan from the International Development Association of the World Bank.
THE Human Rights Commission (HRC) has urged the media to facilitate the promotion of human rights and discourage their violation. HRC chief information education officer Mweelwa Muleya said rights such as freedom of expression, association and assembly were paramount especially in view of the forthcoming coming 2016 tripartite elections. Mr. Muleya said the Media was a very important player in good governance despite it being neglected.
THE University of Zambia Students Union (UNZASU) has expressed disappointment over the University of Zambia (UNZA) Senate decision to postpone the opening date of UNZA Ridgway Campus. UNZA Senate held a special meeting on August 27th 2015, to discuss the current situation obtaining at the institution of higher learning in view of the non-release of results by members of the University of Zambia Lecturers and Researcher’s Union (UNZALARU).
GOVERNMENT says women are disadvantaged in terms of ownership and control over land despite their major role in food production which makes up for more than 60 percent of small scale farmers. Deputy Minister of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs John Kafuna said government was sad that many of these women did not have ownership and control over land due to inhibiting practices and traditions relating to land.
FOUNDATION for Democratic Process (FODEP) has accused Law enforcements agencies of being incompetent in handling court cases. The FODEP executive director MacDonald Chipenzin said this in an interview with the Lusaka Star in reference to the recent acquittal of former Zambia Railways Limited managing director Clive Chirwa by the Lusaka Magistrate court for two counts of abuse of authority of office and one count of failing to declare interest.
THE United Party for National Development (UPND) has charged that the Patriotic Front (PF) government thrives on deceit, open corruption and arrogance. And Rainbow Party Leader claims the only notable thing president Edgar Lungu has done worth commending is his extensive international and local trips.