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.
PIONEER Association in Zambia has called on the Road Development Agency (RDA) to consider re-designing the road junction on Market Street and the Great East Road located opposite the Chelstone Catholic Church. Pioneer Association in Zambia national director Charles Searson said RDA should quickly re-design the road junction so as to reduce the current traffic congestion as well as road accidents.
The Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO) will lose over US$ 160 million as a result of the power deficit the country is experiencing. Chief Government Spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili said US$ 97 million revenue loss will be as a result of reduced sales to customers and an additional US$ 70 million revenue loss will be due to reduced sales to distribution customers.
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.
Government has urged all the district bodies on the Copperbelt to utilize their funds to avoid retains to the treasury. Copperbelt Permanent Secretary Howard Sikwela said this during a Copperbelt Provincial Development Committee Meeting (PDCC) held n Ndola. Reverend Sikwela said all the departments on the Copperbelt that would not spend their funds within the stipulated time frame would risk not being given more funds.
Police in Luapula Province have arrested a Witch-Finder for naming a person to be a wizard and obtaining K60, 000 by falsely pretending to prophecy circumstances in people’s lives. Meanwhile, Police officers in Lunga area of Samfya district are working in fear after local people started throwing stones to let go of the witch finders.
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.
Acting minister of information and broadcasting, Fackson Shamenda says government has unwavering commitment to creating a conducive environment for the growth and professional media in the country. Mr Shamenda stressed disappointment with some online media outlets that abuse the conducive media environment that government created by pursuing private agendas.
MIDLANDS Volleyball Association (MIVA) General Secretary Evans Mwimba has announced that the Association expects a total number of 14 teams to participate in this year’s MIVA league for the men and women which is set to begin this week on 20th April 2013. The MIVA league comprises of teams from Lusaka and Central provinces of Zambia and it is categorized in three groups namely Clubs, Colleges/ Institution of Higher Learning and Community Teams.