The Professional Teachers Union of Zambia (PTUZ) has snubbed calls by the Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) for it to merge with the other three teachers unions. PTUZ General Secretary Kangwa Musenga said that there was no need for PTUZ to merge with the Basic Education Teachers Union (BETUZ), the Zambia National Trade Union of Teachers (ZNUT) and the Secondary School Teachers Union (SESTUZ), as its representation cuts across all sectors in education.
GET Involved Zambia (GIZ) has called on government to scrutinize mushrooming churches following recent developments implicating clergy men in dubious activities. Speaking to the Lusaka Star, GIZ Executive Director, Fr Frank Bwalya said government should scrutinise mushrooming churches as some of them have become platforms for criminal activity.
THE Lusaka City Council has challenged members of the public to take keen interest in the implementation of the 'Keep Zambia Clean Campaign' to ensure its success. In an interview with the Lusaka Star, LCC Assistant Public Relations Manager, Habeenzu Mulunda said the campaign has not achieved its intended objectives because most people in the community were not taking the campaign seriously.
THE Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) says the promotion of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) can be used to create decent employment. COMESA SME Toolkit Programme Coordinator, Edwin Zulu said SMEs worldwide are the engine of the economy through which the benefits of the country’s economic gains could be distributed. Mr. Zulu said SMEs can create self employment by providing formal employment or by basically engaging in their own business activities.
THE University of Zambia, in conjunction with Airtel Zambia and a number of vendors, is planing to introduce a scheme project that will enable students and members of staff to purchase assorted electronic devices such as Laptops, Smart phones, modems or wireless gadgets of their choice.
GOVERNMENT says it will continue supporting women’s organisations in its bid to improve entrepreneurship skills and reduce poverty. Speaking during the launch of this year's “Month of the Woman Entrepreneur”, Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Honourable Bob Sichinga challenged financial institutions in the country to consider funding women entrepreneurs in order to reduce unemployment.
UNIVERSITY of Zambia retirees have praised government for finally allocating funds to pay their terminal benefits. Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka Star, University of Zambia Retirees Association Chairperson, Brian Wanyae said his association was impressed with the government for allocating K40billion to pay UNZA retirees. He said their retirement packages were long overdue and that he was happy that government had finally heard their cry by ensuring that they were paid.
THE Acting Chief Justice has encouraged the general public to take advantage of the efficient approach of the Small Claims Court in hearing cases. Speaking at the swearing-in ceremony for Commissioners of Small Claims in Lusaka, Justice Lombe Chibesakunda said since its establishment in 2009, the Small Claims Court has proved to be very effective in the disposal of cases with monetary value not exceeding K20million Kwacha.
Dear VC, We the students of UNZA in keeping with the faith and acknowledging how this university has changed would like to commend you for the excellent work that has been done on our campus roads, main lecture theatres and the main university library. In a very short period of time, our campus roads have been tarred, our main lecture theatres and library roofs renovated making rainwater leakages through these roofs during the rain season a thing of the past.