Ndola City Council embarks on dog registration exercise »

5 Apr, 2013

Ndola City Council (NCC) through the Department of Environment, Community and Health Services has embarked on a dog registration exercise to rid the Copperbelt Provincial capital of stray dogs. In an interview with the Lusaka Star, NCC Public Relations Officer, Louise Maonde said the exercise is being carried out as council’s response to the numerous complaints from Ndola residents about stray dogs.

UNWTO Preparations in Livingstone Intesifies

UNWTO Preparations in Livingstone Intesifies »

6 Dec, 2012

PREPARATIONS for the forth coming United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly have intensified as the council in the tourist capital receives moneys for various developmental projects. Livingstone City Council (LCC) Acting Public Relations Manager Emmanuel Sikanyika said in an interview with the Lusaka Star  that LCC has received K118 Billion from the government to rehabilitate and construct about 20 roads in Livingstone.

Consumption of soil is hazardous to pregnant women – Gynecologist »

3 Dec, 2012

KITWE Central Hospital Consultant Gynecologist, Tashbekov Djuraber has urged expecting mothers to refrain from consuming soil in order to prevent delivery related complications. Dr. Tashbekov said in an interview that pregnant women who practice geophagy (eating of dirt) should stop because some soil types contain unhealthy material that have no nutritional benefits thereby putting the lives of both the mother and the unborn baby at risk.

HIV/AIDS Fight is Compulsory – Prison Service

HIV/AIDS Fight is Compulsory – Prison Service »

30 Nov, 2012

THE Zambia Prisons Service (ZPS) has urged youths to remain proactive and join in the fight against HIV/AIDS. And ZPS says 64 Percent of the total prisons population is comprised of young people. Speaking at the commemoration of the 2012 World Aids Day in Livingstone at the Livingstone State Prison yesterday, Commissioner of Prisons Percy Chato said ZPS decided to organise this years World AIDS Day commemorations in Livingstone as a way to demonstrate that health programmes are not only meant for prisons in the Midlands.

Women call for stiff punishment for GBV culprits. »

29 Nov, 2012

Women in Zambia have challenged Government to rigidly punish perpetrators of Gender Based Violence (GBV)  saying it is the only way to stop would-be- offenders. Speaking in an interview with Lusaka Star, Mary Chipango a Lukulu resident said it is unfair for someone to serve a minimal jail term or be fined when victims of GBV are tormented their entire lives. “Government should ensure that no one should be fined for a GBV related case”, she said.

Let Local Artists Perform During UNWTO General Assembly – ZAM »

22 Nov, 2012

THE Zambia Association of Musicians (ZAM) has called on the organising committee of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly to consider local artists to perform during the event. ZAM Southern Province Chairperson Chisenga Chashi told the Lusaka Star that local artists could use the UNWTO General Assembly as a platform for international recognition.

Community Leaders can help break taboo about open sex talk »

21 Nov, 2012

In an interview with the Lusaka Star Online in Lilongwe Malawi, Chambuka said community leaders are the key custodians of culture without whom the fight against HIV and AIDS can be won. “Most of the risky behaviours or practices amongst young people are as a result of parents not openly talking about sexual matters with children due to some cultural beliefs that strongly suggest that this is taboo,” he stated.

African Youth urged to utilise technology to seek information on HIV/AIDS »

21 Nov, 2012

Renowned Malawian TV personality Geoffrey Kapusa, has called upon young people to embrace technology in their quest for answers related to HIV and AIDS and sexual reproductive health issues.

Government pledges to support national statistical system

Government pledges to support national statistical system »

20 Nov, 2012

GOVERNMENT has pledged to heavily invest in capacity building for statistical provision, monitoring and data usage for informed policy making and programming. Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda said the presence of gender statistics is a fundamental condition for gender mainstreaming as they present vital tools for the establishment, monitoring and follow up of political goals and targets.

KAZA TFCA Chairpersonship handed over to Zimbabwe

KAZA TFCA Chairpersonship handed over to Zimbabwe »

19 Nov, 2012

ZAMBIA has successfully handed over the Kavango Zambezi Trans Frontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) Chairpersonship to Zimbabwe as a coordinating country for KAZA TFCA programmes for the next two years commencing January 2013. Chairing the KAZA TFCA Ministerial Committee meeting held  at Court Yard Hotel in Livingstone, Tourism and Arts Minister Sylvia Masebo said KAZA TFCA was a joint initiative among five governments namely Botswana, Angola, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia.