WOMEN for Change (WFC) project coordinator Salome Nakazwe says Gender Based Violence (GBV) against women is unjustifiable regardless the motive behind it. Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka Star, Ms. Nakazwe said any form of GBV hinders the progress and full participation of the victim to contribute positively towards national development.
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Regional Coordinator Janet Rogan says Central Province has great potential to be the centre of national development in the country. Ms. Rogan said the Province has numerous resources and a great community with good ideas that can foster development across the country. “Being the centre of Lusaka and the Copper Belt Province, Central Province has potential to be a hub of national development,” she noted.
A lecturer at the University of Zambia in the school of Mining says Zambia should benefit fully from its Mines. In an interview with Lusaka star Dr Mathews Mphande said the country has never fully benefited from its mining sector because of certain individuals who are selfish. “We shall never see the goodness of having mines as a country if we do not change the way things are done,” he said.
Zambia’s Tourism Promoter Executive Director Joslyn Mutinta has advised Government to open more air routes to European countries. Ms Mutinta explained that many European tourists that visit Zambia complain about limited air transport in the country. She said poor transport conditions discourage tourists from visiting the country.
Government has urged all the district bodies on the Copperbelt to utilize their funds to avoid retains to the treasury. Copperbelt Permanent Secretary Howard Sikwela said this during a Copperbelt Provincial Development Committee Meeting (PDCC) held n Ndola. Reverend Sikwela said all the departments on the Copperbelt that would not spend their funds within the stipulated time frame would risk not being given more funds.
Police in Luapula Province have arrested a Witch-Finder for naming a person to be a wizard and obtaining K60, 000 by falsely pretending to prophecy circumstances in people’s lives. Meanwhile, Police officers in Lunga area of Samfya district are working in fear after local people started throwing stones to let go of the witch finders.
In line with the University of Zambia (UNZA) core values of promoting green environment the management has embarked on a keep UNZA clean Friday morning programme. The Keep UNZA Clean Campaign committee (KUCC) has resolved that, every Friday staff from each unit should clean their surrounding from 08:00 hours to 09:00 hours.
University of Zambia Media Students Association Vice President Valentine Mundea has been nominated to represent the country at this years’ African Youth Forum in Ivory Cost. The event will be held in Abidjan from 22nd to 24th May, 2015 under the theme“Empowering and equipping young Africans to take ownership of the post-2015 sustainable development goals.”
Current Miss Zambia USA Nakabinga Katandula has joined the #sendbetty2school Campaign which aims at promoting girl child education. Ms Katandula attended the official launch of #sendbetty2school campaign which took place on 15th March in Atlanta, Georgia. She is scheduled to travel to Zambia soon to work with the #sendbetty2school campaign team in collaboration with the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).