Disability, HIV and AIDS Activist Elijah Ngwale has urged the Patriotic Front (PF) Government to invest in communication technology for visually impared people in Zambia. Prof. Ngwale said the government should priotise investing in communication technology which is cardinal for the people living with disabilities in the country as opposed to introducing new bank notes for the blind.
The University of Zambia (UNZA) monthly payroll cost is in excess of K30 Million, Minister of Education, Science Vocational Training and Early Education has revealed. Speaking during the inauguration of the caretaker committee of the University yesterday, Dr. Michael Kaingu challenged the caretaker committee to critically interrogate the institution’s internal process.
THE adoption of President Edgar Lungu as the ruling Patriotic Front’s (PF) 2016 presidential candidate does not intimidate the United Party for National Development (UPND), says UPND Deputy Spokesperson. And a political Activist said the adoption of Edgar Lungu as the PFs presidential candidate in the forthcoming 2016 tripartite elections does not guarantee the party outright victory.
THE Pharmaceuticals Society of Zambia (PSZ) has successfully held its second Annual Pharmacy Research Conference under the theme ‘Strengthening the role of Pharmacy in improving quality health services through research.’ Speaking during the conference which was held at Lusaka’s Cresta Golf View Hotel yesterday, PSZ President Liyoka Liyoka expressed happiness at the support and commitment shown by Pharmacists and Medical practitioners towards the activities of the Society.
THE Ministry of Transport, Works, Supply and Communication has launched the Zambia Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (ZCILT). Zambia Charter of Logistics and Transport president Phidelia Mwaba explained that the act is aimed at regulating professionalism amongst all organizations and individuals that are engaged in transport and logistic activities. Speaking during the launch yesterday, Mrs. Mwaba said the act will promote the country’s transportation industry despite it being specialised.
SECRETARY to the treasury Fredson Yamba has called on government institutions and stakeholders to join hands in developing the Seventh National Development Plan in order to attain the vision 2030. Mr. Yamba was speaking at the official opening of the GRZ-CSO National Symposium on Sustainable Development organized by the Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR) in Lusaka.
The University of Zambia Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Department has called on the government to adopt a mobile voting system during elections. ICT Expert Catherine Saboi told the Lusaka Star in an interview that mobile voting offers the opportunity for voters to cast votes conveniently. Ms Saboi ,however, said if this was to work effectively, there would be need for tight security measures.
BEING a female student at a university is challenging as one tends to have many material needs, of which some cannot be entirely met by guardians. This calls for one to be financially disciplined and find responsible ways of earning income as one pursues their studies. In order to supplement their daily needs and partly take off a load of financial burden from their parents’ shoulders, two University of Zambia students have ventured into a hair plaiting business.
THE Zambia Weight and Measures Agency (ZWAMA) has embarked on an aggressive public and media awareness campaign in a bid to protect consumer rights. Speaking at a media breakfast in Lusaka yesterday, ZWAMA executive director Himba Cheelo called on the media to help spread the message to the public. Ms. Cheelo noted that without the Media’s intervention, the campaign would not succeed explaining that media has the ability to reach a great number of people faster and better.
THE National Assembly of Zambia has launched the 2015 to 2019 Strategic Plan aimed at improving institutional capacity of parliament in order to enable it effectively perform its functions. Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini officiated the launch which was held at Parliament building in Lusaka yesterday. Speaking at the event, Dr. Matibini said the Strategic Plan would greatly help the Legislature in its reforms and in the practice of its functions.