Government has given the committee charged with the responsibility to investigat the cause of the Konkola stadium stampede up to June 25th, 2007 to present its report, Youth, Sport and Child Development Minister, Gabriel Namulambe revealed today.
Mr. Namulambe also clarified that it was not a commission of inquiry that was set to
investigate the stadium accident but an administrative committee.
ZANIS reports that the Minister said the committee has a responsibility to see what
could be done to avoid such accidents in future.
He however said the committee has not concluded its investigations yet saying a
request has been put forward to get the report by 25 th of this month.
The committee was set up to investigate the death of 12 victims who died from a
stampede at Konkola stadium on Saturday 9 th June after Zambia’s 3-0 win over Congo
Brazzaville in the Ghana 2008 Africa cup qualifier.
Meanwhile, Mr. Namulambe said the Zambia National Service (ZNS) camps were doing
very fine in training youths.
He warned people against giving alms to people on the streets because this
encouraged them to stay on the streets.