Not a lot of people understand the relevance of journalists in society, especially in Third World countries, where the majority is either illiterate
"Government should design stiffer punishments against mining firms which fail to maintain high degree of safe working environments which do not meet prescribed standards, which undoubtedly lead to fatalities and injuries at work places which at times could be avoided or minimised," stated Mr. Mtayachalo.
Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) has called on the general public to ensure the use of appropriate transport method for safety of
THE Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABs) has sold a total of 96 standards to various companies between April and June 2015 for various products. This indicates an increase in the number of standards sold in this period compared to the standard sold between January and March which was 68. ZABS attributed this increase in sells to improved communication with stake holders and an increase in awareness programs that the agency has particularly conducted for Micro Small to Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
GOVERNMENT has urged mining firms in the country to put in place good safety systems that that will ensure the protection and safety of workers.
East Park Mall Construction Workers have complained about the unsafe conditions of their working environment. Construction Worker Felix kangwa revealed that most of them work without safety wear which puts their health at risk and is contrary to the laws of Zambia. Mr Kangwa complained that he feels sick while on duty due to him working without the safety wear.