A group of University of Zambia (UNZA) students have built a concrete bridge at UNZA’s Kalingalinga entrance in a bid to help students residing in Kalingalinga compound. Mutala Maipambe, Jolezya Chungu, Chilekwa Soma and Ceaser Mufuzi came up with the initiative after realizing that students residing in Kalingalinga had difficulties coming into campus during the rainy season.
THE University of Zambia (UNZA) has reaffirmed its commitment to continue building on the success scored by the Economic Policy Management (EPM) Programme at the institution. The University vice chancellor Professor Stephen Simukanga, recently signed a two year grant meant for the Economic policy Management Programme (EPM) presented by the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF).
The Lusaka City Council (LCC) has introduced revenue reforms following governments directive to all councils to minimise human contact in revenue mobilisation. The directive was issued through the ministry of Local Government and housing. In an interview with Lusaka star, LCC acting public relations manager Mulunda Habeenzusaid the move was aimed at promoting efficiency and effective management of revenue.
CHINGOLA municipal council has vowed to restore Chingola as the cleanest town in the country. Speaking to the Lusaka Star in a telephone interview, Chingola town clerk George Mulenga said the City used to be referred to as the cleanest town in Zambia during the 1980s. He further said Chingola was no longer the cleanest city in Zambia due to new mining activities that have left many roads and buildings damaged.
THE Secondary School Teacher’s Union of Zambia (SESTUZ) says the country risks recording poor grade twelve results if factors contributing to the current education situation are not urgently addressed. Speaking in an interview with Lusaka star, SESTUZ general secretary Sitibekiso Wamuyuwa said there were several factors which affect performance such as inadequate learning and teaching materials, lack of enough teachers and too much congestion in class room.
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.
The Minister of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Childhood Dr. John Phiri has encouraged South Africa Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management (SASSCAL) to double their research efforts. Dr. Phiri was speaking during the handover ceremony of 10 Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) by the Germany Federal Government worth 50 million Euros at the University of Zambia recently.
Marketeers at Mwasauka market in Garden compound have expressed concern over the uncollected garbage by Lusaka City Council (LCC) despite signing a contract for garbage collection. Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka Star, Mwasauka market chairman Lyford Banda said the mountainous garbage which lies at the exit of the market is a health hazard to the community.
University of Zambia United Nations Youth Association (UNZA YUNA) has launched a tree planting campaign at the Great East Road Main Campus. The campaign is aimed at achieving Millennium Development Goal (MDG) number seven which aims to ensure environmental sustainability by 2015. In an interview with the Lusaka Star, UNZA YUNA President Shikaaba Pastop said the tree planting campaign was vital as trees were an important aspect in the eco-system.
SOME University of Zambia Student Union (UNZASU) executive members have called for the immediate suspension or removal of their president Steven Kyengula and UNZASU Secretary General Best Malambo.