SHE stands alone in a corner, in the rain and in the cold. She cries as people pass her by and there's no one to hold. Everyone can notice her, but not her tears as she wallows in pain. Because they are nothing - but tears in the rain.
ZAMBEZI Portland Cement Limited (ZPC) has been sued and dragged to the Ndola High Court by 12 of its former workers. The former ZPC workers are alleged to have been dismissed from service by the company on medical grounds. A representative of the former workers, Steven Kabuswe said they (12 discharged workers) were suing the company for negligence and non-remittance of loan repayments.
THE Human Rights Commission (HRC) has urged the media to facilitate the promotion of human rights and discourage their violation. HRC chief information education officer Mweelwa Muleya said rights such as freedom of expression, association and assembly were paramount especially in view of the forthcoming coming 2016 tripartite elections. Mr. Muleya said the Media was a very important player in good governance despite it being neglected.
THE University of Zambia Students Union (UNZASU) has expressed disappointment over the University of Zambia (UNZA) Senate decision to postpone the opening date of UNZA Ridgway Campus. UNZA Senate held a special meeting on August 27th 2015, to discuss the current situation obtaining at the institution of higher learning in view of the non-release of results by members of the University of Zambia Lecturers and Researcher’s Union (UNZALARU).
FOUNDATION for Democratic Process (FODEP) has accused Law enforcements agencies of being incompetent in handling court cases. The FODEP executive director MacDonald Chipenzin said this in an interview with the Lusaka Star in reference to the recent acquittal of former Zambia Railways Limited managing director Clive Chirwa by the Lusaka Magistrate court for two counts of abuse of authority of office and one count of failing to declare interest.
THE United Party for National Development (UPND) has charged that the Patriotic Front (PF) government thrives on deceit, open corruption and arrogance. And Rainbow Party Leader claims the only notable thing president Edgar Lungu has done worth commending is his extensive international and local trips.
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).
WOMEN for change (WFC) has called on traditional leaders and community members to retrieve a thirteen year old girl who was recently married off in the newly created Ngabwe district of Central Province.
BBC REPORTS - The fates of a string of new movies are up in the air after a Hollywood studio filed for bankruptcy protection. Relativity Media filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday and will now sell its TV and film arms. However, it said it would go ahead with the releases of Kristen Wiig's Masterminds and Halle Berry's Kidnap.
THE 89th Agriculture and Commercial show has finally opened its gates to show-goers and exhibitors. The Agriculture and Commercial show which runs from 29th July to 3rd August 2015 under the theme “Innovation beyond the golden jubilee” yesterday opened its gates at around 8:00 hrs in the morning with people queuing up as early as 06:00 hrs.