THE Ministry of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Education has constituted a caretaker council of the University of Zambia (UNZA) to run the affairs of the institution until a permanent council is appointed. Education Minister Michael L. Kaingu announced the development at a press briefing in Lusaka yesterday. Dr. Kaingu said the new caretaker committee will serve for the period until the substantive council of the University is appointed by his ministry in accordance with the Higher Education Act No 4 of 2013.
THE United Nations (UN) has reaffirmed its commitment in supplementing government in sectors of the country's economy aimed at employment creation and poverty reduction. UN resident coordinator Janet Rogan said this today when the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) donated a mobile testing laboratory worth over K1 million to the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry.
ZAMBIA'S Republican President has challenged youths to be agents of positive change and to reposition themselves in an effort to contribute positively to the social and economic development agenda. Speaking in Lusaka yesterday during the launch of the 2015 Youth policy and action Plan for Youth Empowerment and Employment, President Edgar Lungu said no meaningful development can take place without the full participation of the youth adding that the youth are the posterity of any nation.
The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has targeted to register 1.7 million new voters by 2016. Speaking during a meeting to update political parties and stakeholders on the preparations for the registration exercise, ECZ chairperson Esau Chulu said mobile teams will be dispatched to various registration centres around the country and will spend 14 days at each centre.
RESIDENTS of kalingalinga compound have expressed concern over the limited burial space at Chingwele and Leopards Hill burial sites. In an interview, a resident of the said compound, Enock Kaunda said it is sad that bereaved family members have to bear the pain of not being able to give their loved ones a decent burial because of shortage of burial spaces.
MTN Zambia has donated K20,000 towards the hosting of this year’s Malaila Traditional Ceremony of the Kunda people in Malambo district in Luangwa. In a statement issued yesterday, MTN Zambia chief sales and distribution officer Amos Jere said the company is a sponsor of the ceremony as part of its corporate social investment programme to preserve the country’s cultural heritage.
ZANIS LUSAKA - Government says it recognizes the immense threat lightening poses to citizens and the economy of the country. Deputy Minister in the Office of the Vice President Lazarous Chungu said government attaches great importance to issues of lightening as it has a devastating impact on the economy. Mr. Chungu observed that Zambia has had a fair share of natural hazards that have had devastating impact on human beings, property and loss of lives in some parts of the country.
FRENCH Minister of Environment S`egole`ne Royal says the alternative source of energy (charcoal) that most Zambians have turned to due to increased load shedding is causing deforestation in the country. The French Minister said over reliance on charcoal as an alternative energy source may lead to deforestation which would in turn ultimately lead to climate change.