Government has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with stakeholders and eight ministries on the reduction of road fatalities and injuries as per United Nations Decade of action on road safety requirement. Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) Director Zindaba Soko said reducing fatalities by 50 percent 2011-2020 is a mammoth task and requires multi-sectoral approach.
University of Zambia Students Union (UNZASU) President Martin Muluya has charged that government has failed to effectively run public tertiary learning institutions. Mr. Muluya said the ministry of education has failed to deliver the needs of students from various public learning institutions.
THE Kalingalinga sanitation and marketing project aimed at improving sanitation and hygiene services in the area is set to commence phase two of the project. The project which was launched last year is being spearheaded by the Lusaka water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) sanitation programme is set to begin the phase two installation of modern flushable toilets in Kalingalinga ward 21 this week.
THE University of Zambia Lecturers and Researchers Union (UNZALARU) has maintained that lecturers at the institution will not release students’ results until government meet their demands. And the UNZALARU says the money released by government yesterday was far from meeting the union’s expectations. In a telephone interview, UNZALARU secretary general Jason Mwanza charged that results would not be released unless all the controversies surrounding the lecturers are sorted out without fail.
GOVERNMENT will release K90 million to the University of Zambia (UNZA) and Copperbelt University (CBU) as short term solutions to the debt burden incurred by the public universities. Minister of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Education Michael Kaingu said at a press briefing yesterday that the http://www.cialisgeneriquefr24.com/ debt burden on public universities had a devastating effect on the operations of the said institutions.
THE Road Development Agency (RDA) has donated equipment and a brand new Toyota land cruiser to the University of Zambia (UNZA). The equipment worth K5.2 million was donated to the school of engineering specifically for the enhancement of the department of environmental and civil engineering. Speaking at the handover ceremony at the UNZA Senate Chamber yesterday, RDA chairperson Samuel Mukupa said the equipment was procured through a loan from the International Development Association of the World Bank.
THE Ministry of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Childhood has launched the University of Zambia (UNZA) Graduate School of Business. Minster of Education Michael Kaingu said despite UNZA’s contribution towards training professionals in business courses been limited, he is hopeful that the graduate school will place UNZA in the spotlight in terms of providing quality education in business. Dr. Kaingu said this in a speech read on his behalf by Ministry of Education deputy minister Sydney Mushanga.
PARTICIPATORY Ecology Land Use Management (PELUM) has called on governments in developing countries to critically look into the plight of small scale farmers. Speaking at the just ended symposium for small scale farmers in Eastern and Southern Africa, PELUM Association chairperson Charles Nyakora Onyango said governments should aim to implement policies that will help farmers develop. He said small scale farmers have the potential to bring about development in rural areas.
THE Human Rights Commission (HRC) has urged the media to facilitate the promotion of human rights and discourage their violation. HRC chief information education officer Mweelwa Muleya said rights such as freedom of expression, association and assembly were paramount especially in view of the forthcoming coming 2016 tripartite elections. Mr. Muleya said the Media was a very important player in good governance despite it being neglected.