The Road Development Agency (RDA) has warned against the continued illegal settlement of people near roads as it is contrary to the road reserve encroachment law gazette. Speaking in an interview with Lusaka star, RDA Public Relations Manager Loyce Saili said it was in the law gazette that people should settle 50 meters away from the white line on both sides of the road as a safety measure. Saili said there will be no compensation for people who have settled near the road for the interest of cultivation or any other business.
Minister of Community Development, Mother and Child Health Dr. Joseph Katema says members of the public especially women should consider taking up family planning as it is a good reproductive health practice. Dr. Katema said this when he presented gifts comprising of baby hampers and prams to the University Teaching Hospital, (UTH) Christmas babies on 25th December 2013. Dr. Katema, who was dressed as Father Christmas took time to talk to the mothers of the babies and was happy that most of them had some knowledge on family planning.