K251 million released for retirement packages

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    The government has released K251 million to the Local Authority Superannuation Fund (LASF) for paying retirement packages. The funding was released on September 25, 2019, and a sum of K114, 019,123.71 in life pensions, with a lump sum payment to 2,880 retirees has been paid. Of...

Over 10,000 Kaoma residents are HIV positive

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  Out of 121,000 people living in the Kaoma district, 10,300 are HIV positive and 7,000 are on treatment, health authorities have disclosed. District Director of Health Idi Mwinyi revealed the figures in Kaoma today during the commemoration of World AIDS day. Dr. Mwinyi said his office...

High HIV testing turnout elates councilor

Minister of National Development Planning Alexander Chiteme speaking at the High-Level meeting on Economic Impact of HIV Spending and Joint Efforts to Plan for a Sustainable HIV Response. This was at the on-going Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington DC USA. PHOTOS | CHIBAULA D. SILWAMBA | MNDP
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    A civic leader in Shang’ombo district is happy that many people turned up to take HIV tests on World AIDS day. Zambia and the rest of the world commemorated world AIDS day on December 1, 2019 under the theme; Communities making a difference, pressing towards...

No exam malpractices in Milenge-DEBS

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  Acting Milenge District Education Board Secretary (DEBS) Mark Kasongo has said this year’s school examinations were conducted successfully and malpractice free. Dr. Kasongo explained that there are 29 examination centres for grade seven pupils, 14 for grade nine and five for grade 12 in the...

Soldier commits suicide

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A soldier based at Luena barracks in Kaoma district in Western Province has shot himself dead. The soldier, identified as Sergeant Sitali Sitali shot himself using an AK47 riffle on Tuesday at the barracks. He was rushed to Kaoma district hospital where he died 10 minutes...

3 die of suspected food poisoning

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  At least three people of Kabilulwe area in Nkeyema district have died while four others are admitted to hospital after eating suspected contaminated relish which was mixed with pounded groundnuts. Nkeyema District Commissioner Albertina Mwanamwalye told ZANIS that the deceased comprised one adult and two...

GBV awareness drive heightens in Chinsali

The Government's newly built Kapasa Makasa University
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  The Zambia Police in Chinsali district has embarked on a programme to sensitise communities about issues of gender based violence (GBV). This is in support of the 16 days of gender activism against gender based violence. And speaking during the sensitization meeting in Kabuta area of...

Lightning has killed 49 herds of cattle in Limulunga

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Lightning has killed 49 herds of cattle in a kraal of 90 animals in Ndiki area of Limulunga district in Western province. This happened around 16 hours yesterday, lightning struck a kraal housing cattle belonging to Malebekwa Mbulai (91). Mr. Mbulai, who was emotional charged said...

Chipata records reduction in GBV cases

CHIPATA Dictrict Commissioner, Kalunga Zulu,
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  Chipata district has recorded a total of 336 gender based violence (GBV) cases from January 2019 to date compared to 395 cases recorded during the same period in 2018. The first quarter of 2019 recorded 34 cases making it 36 cases less the number during...

President Lungu Commissions the Kalomo-Dundumwezi-Ngoma-Itezhi-Tezhi first ever climate resilient Road

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President Edgar Lungu has yesterday commissioned the US$ 20.9 million, 247 Kilometers; Kalomo-Dundumwezi-Ngoma-Itezhi-Tezhi first ever climate resilient road in Zambia. President Lungu said the commissioning of the new road from Kalomo through Dundumwezi to Itezhi-Tezhi district is a positive development as the Government continues to...

11- year- old minor sets herself ablaze in a suicide attempt.

Zambia Police
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An 11- year- old minor of Phyanakunda village in Chief Lundu's Chiefdom of Muchinga Province has set herself on fire allegedly in a suicide attempt. The identified victim, a grade four(4) pupil of Phyanakunda Primary School doused herself with diesel before setting herself ablaze on...

Police arrest 20 at Mwinilunga gold mine

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20 people have been arrested in relation to Saturday’s riots at Kansenseli gold mine in Mwinilunga where one person died after being shot by police. The deceased identified as Devin Makumba from Kitwe who sustained a bullet wound on his right leg died on his...

Government suspends operations at United Quarries, two Chinese expatriates summoned

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The Ministry of Labour and social security has suspended operations at United Quarries Limited Company situated in Chongwe for failing to comply with the requirements of the law. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour Chanda Kaziya says the two Chinese expatriates namely Ai Hui...

Kasama Taxi Drivers Association hail government’s ban on cadres presence at Bus stations

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The Kasama Taxi Drivers Association has welcomed government plans to stop political party cadres from extorting money from traders and drivers in markets and bus stations. ZANIS reports that Association president, Janny Yambayamba, said the move will help to bring sanity and order in...

Intensify climate resilient projects, DC Itezhi-tezhi implores

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Itezhi-tezhi District Commissioner, Hendrix Kamana, has called for an addition of more wards to climate resilience programmes aimed at mitigating challenges of climate change in the district. The District Commissioner says people now are alive to the effects of climate change and its impact on...