MINISTER of Transport, Works, Supply and Communications says government is committed to hosting this year’s 13th Intermodal Transport Africa (ITA) to be held in Lusaka from 28th to 30th October 2015. Hon. Yamfwa Mukanga said Zambia will be the first landlocked country to host the ITA conference adding that government has since committed £14,000 towards the hosting of the event.
THE Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Zambia has called for the amendment of certain provisions in the Penal Code as it considers them archaic and no longer applicable. The institution has therefore been working and holding meetings with various partners and stakeholders to try and identify issues of media concern with the ultimate aim of producing a submission outlining areas of amendments of the Penal Code and other related legislation.
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.
WOMEN for change (WFC) has called on traditional leaders and community members to retrieve a thirteen year old girl who was recently married off in the newly created Ngabwe district of Central Province.
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 Jesuit Centre for Theological reflection (JCTR) has condemned minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Magarate Mwanaktawe for taking up her current ministerial position despite her owing the Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC). Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka Star, JCTR director Leonard Chiti said the current ‘Mwanakatwe saga’ shows the lack of scrutiny that exists before appointing someone to public office.
STUDENTS at the University of Zambia (UNZA) have bemoaned the continued poor sanitation at the institution. A check around campus by the Lusaka Star revealed that most shower rooms in student hostels such as Kafue hostels for females were blocked leading to excessive flooding. A student at the institution Nicole Muyunda expressed displeasure over the living conditions that students were being subjected to.
EXODUS Boxing Promotion through Superior Milling has made a donation to the University Teaching Hospital (UTH). Exodus Boxing Promotion Finance Director George Chilonda said the donation included money and food items such as cabbages, tomatoes and mealie meal. Mr Chilonda said he did a survey to find out what challenges people at UTH's Relatives Shelter needed and they are hoping to resolve those challenges.