THE Ministry of Health (MoH) says Western province has recorded 25 cases of Konzo disease. MoH spokesperson Reuben Kamoto Mbewe has confirmed the development in a press statement and made available to the Lusaka Star this morning. Dr. Mbewe revealed that the disease is characterized by weakness in the lower limbs and pelvic pain.
A University of Zambia (UNZA) economics lecturer says agriculture can be a major source of foreign exchange if it was given more attention by government and other stakeholders. In an interview with Lusaka star, Mr. Abson Chompolola said the country had the capacity to develop the agricultural sector to a point where it could contribute to the development of the country by bringing in the much needed foreign exchange.
Ndola City Council (NCC) through the Department of Environment, Community and Health Services has embarked on a dog registration exercise to rid the Copperbelt Provincial capital of stray dogs. In an interview with the Lusaka Star, NCC Public Relations Officer, Louise Maonde said the exercise is being carried out as council’s response to the numerous complaints from Ndola residents about stray dogs.