After sweeping the people of Zambia off their feet with a performance at his father’s funeral, 16 year old Gerald Sata has decided to join the Zambian music scene.
The University of Zambia Business and Economics Association (UNZABECA) has called on students to develop their entrepreneurship skills in order to earn a living after school. UNZABECA President, Collins Mulenga said students should not solely depend on government and other companies for employment opportunities but rather create employment for themselves through entrepreneurship.
The government of the Republic of Zambia has thanked the government of the Peoples' Republic of China for the relations between China and Zambia and the help rendered to develop Zambia. Speaking during the ground breaking ceremony of the Confucius Institute at the University of Zambia, Home Affairs Minister Dr. Ngosa Simbyakula said Chinese industries had not only supported the mining industry in Zambia but also extended their valued activities in infrastructure development, water conservation projects and many other economic projects.
The Ministry of Finance and National Planning has said spending of the two Sovereign Bonds that government acquired is effectively minimizing the level of external debt. Speaking to the Lusaka Star in an interview, Ministry of Finance Public Relations Officer, Chileshe Kandeta said Zambia’s Sovereign Bonds issued in the international capital markets are performing to the desired expectations.
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.
Zambian music sensation Frank Chirwa popularly known as Afunika “the eye of an eagle” has urged fellow music artists not to forget their culture when composing songs. In an interview with the Lusaka star, Afunika says many artists just compose songs without taking time to reflect on what is happening in their country and then write about it.
The University of Zambia (UNZA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Justo Mwale Theological University College (JMTUC) on the Bachelor of theology with Education and Master of Education in Religious Studies. The aim of the MoU was to enhance collaboration in the areas of academic training, research, support services as well as instruction development. UNZA Vice Chancellor Prof. Stephen Simukanga said the collaboration of Bachelor of Theology and Master of Education in Religious Studies was a welcome move.
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.
A renowned motivational speaker and life coach has described the sex party involving over 40 pupils in Chingola as a very sad incident to both the society and the families of the pupils. In an interview with the Lusaka Star,Mubita Nawa, said the emergence of such indecent activities among youths were a sign of low standards in terms of maturity and lack of focus. Nawa said it was very easy to point fingers at the parents but there was only so much they could do.