Zambians urged to prepare for harder times while PF maintains it has delivered to people’s expectations »
A Political Activist has urged Zambians to brace themselves for harder times to come under the Patriotic Front (PF) government. However, PF has maintained that the party has delivered to the expectations of the Zambians adding that the party is here to stay. Speaking in a phone interview with the Lusaka Star, political activist Dante Saunders said the PF had failed to run the affairs of the country as evidenced by the rising cost of living.
FOUNDATION for Democratic Process (FODEP) has accused Law enforcements agencies of being incompetent in handling court cases. The FODEP executive director MacDonald Chipenzin said this in an interview with the Lusaka Star in reference to the recent acquittal of former Zambia Railways Limited managing director Clive Chirwa by the Lusaka Magistrate court for two counts of abuse of authority of office and one count of failing to declare interest.
RESIDENTS of kalingalinga compound have expressed concern over the limited burial space at Chingwele and Leopards Hill burial sites. In an interview, a resident of the said compound, Enock Kaunda said it is sad that bereaved family members have to bear the pain of not being able to give their loved ones a decent burial because of shortage of burial spaces.
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 Lusaka City Council has warned of stern action against alcohol traders selling beer to mourners around graveyards as the act is illegal and immoral. In an interview with the Lusaka Star, Lusaka city council assistant public relations manager Brenda Katongola says the council is aware of illegal traders who are taking advantage of people who come to bury their beloved ones by selling them alcohol, an act she said has prompted illicit and immoral behaviour around cemeteries.
Creative centres are important for child development- Former Ministry of Gender and Child Development Deputy Minister »
FORMER Minister of Gender and Child Development has proposed for the construction of creative centres near markets as a tool to keep children off the streets. Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka Star, the former Deputy Minister, Freedom Sikazwe said the project is supposed to commence near Kabwata market. Mr Sikazwe explained that the creative centres are intended to cater for traders’ children during business hours as well as the homeless children.
A Lusaka based entrepreneur has urged government to look into the different challenges faced by women entrepreneurs. In an interview with the Lusaka star, Docus Chigalula said women are poor due to the absence of a strong policy framework that supported the growth of an entrepreneurial culture among Zambians especially and women.
THE Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ) Vice President for Policy, Public Relations and National Development George Sitali has urged engineering professionals in the country to sensitize Zambians on the importance of the digital migration project the country is undertaking. Speaking at the EIZ Discussion Forum on Digital Migration and Water and Sanitation Delivery in Lusaka, Mr. Sitali said engineering professionals have a role to play in ensuring that the country understands what digital migration is all about.
THE United Church of Zambia (UCZ) Lusaka Presbytery has embarked on a project to set up a radio station in Lusaka. In an interview with the Lusaka Star, UCZ Lusaka Presbytery Bishop Rodwell Chomba said setting up a community radio station would help the church have a voice and add to the many voices speaking on matters affecting people in various communities. He added that the radio station would also be used to propagate the word of God to communities within the catchment area of the station.
THE Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Zambia has urged the Zambia Police Service to bring to book all those who physically attacked journalists and the people that had gathered at Bible Gospel Church in Africa (BIGOCA) on 31 May 2013 in Matero in Lusaka. MISA Zambia Chairperson Nalumino Nalumino said his organisation is highly concerned with the violence by the suspected Patriotic Front (PF) cadres who attacked innocent citizens whose rights include freedom of expression.