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ACC should investigate corruption allegations made against government by Post Newspaper reporter – Mumbi Phiri »
PATRIOTIC Front (PF) deputy secretary general Mumbi Phiri has challenged the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to investigate corruption allegations labelled against government in a news article carried by the Post Newspaper. Speaking in a telephone interview with the Lusaka Star, Mrs. Phiri urged the Commission to accurately and thoroughly investigate the allegations made by Post Newspaper reporter Mukosha Funga that government officials attempted to bribe her in disclosing who gives her classified documents.
BBC REPORTS - The fates of a string of new movies are up in the air after a Hollywood studio filed for bankruptcy protection. Relativity Media filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday and will now sell its TV and film arms. However, it said it would go ahead with the releases of Kristen Wiig's Masterminds and Halle Berry's Kidnap.
STUDENTS at the University of Zambia (UNZA) have bemoaned the continued poor sanitation at the institution. A check around campus by the Lusaka Star revealed that most shower rooms in student hostels such as Kafue hostels for females were blocked leading to excessive flooding. A student at the institution Nicole Muyunda expressed displeasure over the living conditions that students were being subjected to.
A Lusaka based local film producer and director has appealed to government and other sectors of society to support the Zambian film industry.
A renowned Zambian writer has called for the need to boast the publishing industry for the appreciation of the writing art and enrichment of the reading culture in Zambia. Speaking to the Lusaka star author of final attempt novel, Freeman Mwenge says writing is a team profession hence publishers should come on board to abreast the art to greater levels. Mr Mwenge says with vibrant publishing industry, competition will be stimulated which is currently less among writers in Zambia as a lot of work is being done in isolation.
THE Zambia Institute of Mass Communication Educational Trust (ZAMCOM) has urged journalists in the country to remember veteran journalists as they commemorate world press freedom day. In an interview with the Lusaka Star, ZAMCOM executive director Oliver Kanene said it was important to look back and appreciate the work of journalists, dead or alive who worked to develop the Zambian press.
THE economy of Zambia has been under-performing for a long time now and there is urgent need to diversify the sectors which the economy is dependent on. From the post-independence period to date, the economy has heavily relied on foreign currency earnings from copper which apparently is proving to be unsustainable. It is unsustainable in that the country does not have the manufacturing machinery to process the very copper into finished products. Copper exports amount to approximately 77 percent of the country’s income.