Traditional practices hinder women from owning land – government

Traditional practices hinder women from owning land – government »

28 Aug, 2015
News

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

ACC should investigate corruption allegations made against government by Post Newspaper reporter – Mumbi Phiri »

26 Aug, 2015
News

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.

Pharmaceuticals Society of Zambia successfully holds 2nd Annual Pharmacy Research Conference

Pharmaceuticals Society of Zambia successfully holds 2nd Annual Pharmacy Research Conference »

15 Aug, 2015
News

THE Pharmaceuticals Society of Zambia (PSZ) has successfully held its second Annual Pharmacy Research Conference under the theme ‘Strengthening the role of Pharmacy in improving quality health services through research.’ Speaking during the conference which was held at Lusaka’s Cresta Golf View Hotel yesterday, PSZ President Liyoka Liyoka expressed happiness at the support and commitment shown by Pharmacists and Medical practitioners towards the activities of the Society.

UNDP committed to supplementing government’s efforts in development

UNDP committed to supplementing government’s efforts in development »

14 Aug, 2015
News

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.

Unsafe abortion burden a cost to public health care systems in Zambia

Unsafe abortion burden a cost to public health care systems in Zambia »

8 Aug, 2015
News

A health research on unsafe abortion conducted by the University of Zambia (UNZA) in collaboration with the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) shows that to treat a case of unsafe abortion costs the country an estimated US$13.43. The Health System Costs of Unsafe and Safe Abortion research results show that the Zambian health system would save up to US$611,046 per year if each woman treated for a complication of unsafe abortion had instead accessed safe termination services.

Government call on mines to improve worker safety

Government call on mines to improve worker safety »

31 Jul, 2015
News

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.

ZIM bemoans high number unqualified marketers

ZIM bemoans high number unqualified marketers »

30 Jul, 2015
Business

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.  

Graduates urged to be employers through entrepreneurship

Graduates urged to be employers through entrepreneurship »

29 May, 2015
Business

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

“I want to conquer Africa and the entire world, my fashion label is simply unique and modern,” says local fashion designer »

8 Nov, 2014
Entertainment

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.

Information Minister tours media houses, Mobi TV urge government to wave off duty on media equipment

Information Minister tours media houses, Mobi TV urge government to wave off duty on media equipment »

11 Apr, 2014
Business

MOBI TV executive director Francis Chipota has called on government to formulate deliberate policies that will enable the cheap purchase of better media broadcast equipment to allow for swift digital migration.   Mr. Chipota said this when Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services Dr. Joseph Katema visited the institution.