Over 300, 000 Zambians have been left vulnerable to food insecurity because of last season’s partial drought, a government report says. The government through the office of the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit undertook a vulnerability assessment study whose report also suggests among others measures such as food relief distribution and diversified food crop cultivation as credible measures to assist those in need.
The University of Zambia (UNZA) has called for collaboration among Universities in the country to enhance job creation among the youth. UNZA acting deputy vice chancellor, Prof. Bizedi Phiri said it was imperative for Universities to create mutual working relationships in order to promote the exchange of developmental ideas among their students and members of staff. Prof. Phiri said, “Through good working relationships and networking, research and collaborations among the universities in the country will be spearheaded.
The Minister of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Childhood Dr. John Phiri has encouraged South Africa Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management (SASSCAL) to double their research efforts. Dr. Phiri was speaking during the handover ceremony of 10 Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) by the Germany Federal Government worth 50 million Euros at the University of Zambia recently.
ZAMBIA National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) will increase its national coverage once it completes the digital migration process. The boosted coverage will be a result of an increase in the corporations's transmitter network from 64 to 86 analogue. Deputy Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services Poniso Njeulu said ZNBC currently runs 64 analogue transmitters which only cover 80 percent of the Zambian population and do not cover all the remote areas.
IMAGINE the year is 2060 and you have finally managed to get enough money to visit the 7th wonder of the world; the Victoria falls. As the guide leads you to your destination, you have high expectations. Before you realise it, you ground to a halt and hear the guide saying 'this is it'. You discover you are standing at a deep narrow steep-sided valley; a ravine. It is a lifeless place. No water cascading over masses of rocks. No lush greenery on the banks. Coarse dried up grass and grey-brown rocks are all that meet the eye.