GOVERNMENT says women are disadvantaged in terms of ownership and control over land despite their major role in food production which makes up for more than 60 percent of small scale farmers. Deputy Minister of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs John Kafuna said government was sad that many of these women did not have ownership and control over land due to inhibiting practices and traditions relating to land.
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.
THE United Nations (UN) has reaffirmed its commitment in supplementing government in sectors of the country's economy aimed at employment creation and poverty reduction. UN resident coordinator Janet Rogan said this today when the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) donated a mobile testing laboratory worth over K1 million to the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry.
GOVERNMENT has urged mining firms in the country to put in place good safety systems that that will ensure the protection and safety of workers.
THE Zambia Institute of Marketing (ZIM) has expressed concern over the increasing number of unqualified people who pose as marketers in the country. Speaking during the forum organised by ZIM, ZIM registrar and chief executive officer, Mapesa Musongole said it is the responsibility of ZIM to regulate the practice of Marketing and Marketing Education in Zambia.
A University of Zambia (UNZA) lecturer has urged graduating students to consider venturing into entrepreneurship upon graduating from the institution. In an interview with the Lusaka star, Department of Development Studies lecturer McDonald Chanda observed that students should aim at creating employment and become their own bosses rather than aiming to graduate and work for someone.
“I want to conquer Africa and the entire world, my fashion label is simply unique and modern,” says local fashion designer »
IMMINET local fashion designer Kasanga Tumbo’s fashion label, ‘Afro-Retro Fashion Zambia,’ is slowly gaining recognition in the Zambia’s fashion industry. Kasanga narrates to the Lusaka star in an interview that his fashion label, which he launched in 2012, is a blend of the Western and African dress.
MUTENDERE Football Club owner Simataa Simataa has described the life ban issued on him by the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) as unfortunate and unfair. Simaataa had been charged with making disparaging remarks and taking legal action against some of the FAZ employees. In a later dated March 23, 2014 addressed to Simataa, FAZ general secretary George Kasengele said Simataa had been banned after he was found guilty of violating the FAZ Disciplinary Code and the Constitution.