ZANIS LUSAKA - Government says it recognizes the immense threat lightening poses to citizens and the economy of the country. Deputy Minister in the Office of the Vice President Lazarous Chungu said government attaches great importance to issues of lightening as it has a devastating impact on the economy. Mr. Chungu observed that Zambia has had a fair share of natural hazards that have had devastating impact on human beings, property and loss of lives in some parts of the country.
FRENCH Minister of Environment S`egole`ne Royal says the alternative source of energy (charcoal) that most Zambians have turned to due to increased load shedding is causing deforestation in the country. The French Minister said over reliance on charcoal as an alternative energy source may lead to deforestation which would in turn ultimately lead to climate change.
A Lecturer at University of Zambia (UNZA) has called for the introduction of new farming methods if the country is to diversify its economy to agriculture. Dr. Orleans Mfune, who is a lecturer in the department of Geography, noted that the agriculture sector is very important to the development process of any country.
UNIVERSITY of Zambia (UNZA) Vice-Chancellor says Africa has lost more than three decades of development because of the neglect of higher education Prof. Stephen Simukanga said if Africa was to continue developing, higher education must be the driving force.
The people of Chongwe are facing erratic water supply because Chongwe river has dried up due to suspect damming by farmers. According to Lusaka Water and Sewerage Public Relations Officer Topsy Sikainda, the people of Chongwe have had little or no water for the past three days because their only source of water, Chongwe river, has dried up. Sikainda explained that the suction pump could only work if water levels in the river were at least one meter deep but currently the deepest water level on the river was 20 centimeters .
The stripping of three points from Sudan in a 2014 World Cup qualifier against Zambia because one of its scorers was ineligible to play should serve as a warning to sports associations says Zambia Voluntary Soccer Fans Association (ZAVASOFA) Patron, Pastor Peter Makembo. Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka star, Pastor Makembo said the incident should not only be a warning to the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ), but also to other sports associations that want to field ineligible players in the country - cheating has got penalties.
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.