19 year old jailed 4 months with hard labour for trafficking in Marijuana

MAGISTRATE-COURT
A Samfya Subordinate Court has convicted a 19 year old man to four months imprisonment with hard labour for trafficking in psychotropic substances contrary to section 6 of the narcotic drugs, chapter 96 of the laws of Zambia. Before Magistrate Fabian Likulunga was...

22 girls withdrawn from child marriages

File: First Lady Meeting Chief Chikwanda
Chief Chikwanda of the Bemba speaking people in Mpika district of Muchinga province is happy that the Chikwanda Gender Based Violence Foundation has managed to withdraw 22 young girls from early child marriages in his chiefdom. Chief Chikwanda disclosed this during an interview...

Four Livestock department Officers suspended in connection of cattle Animal Movement

Four officers from the livestock department have been suspended in connection with the illegal movement of cattle in Itezhi Tezhi district. Central Province Permanent Secretary Bernard Chomba has said that his office has also recommended for the suspension of traffic officers for clearing the...

Chongwe Water Situation a disaster – Lusambo

Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo has described the lack of water in Chongwe District as a disaster. Mr. Lusambo who is also Kabushi Member of Parliament said the water crisis needs to be addressed quickly to avoid an outbreak of waterborne disease. He was speaking in...

DMMU distributes food to hunger stricken Lunga district Luapula

Government through Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) has started airlifting relief Maize to Luano Valley in a bid to mitigate the hunger situation in the area. In the picture, residents getting maize from the ZAF chopper
The Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit has flagged off the distribution of relief food in Lunga District of Luapula province to cushion the hunger situation in the area. Lunga District was flooded in the previous rainy season resulting in poor harvests prompting the DMMU to...

Government assures of prompt delivery of social amenities

Government has reaffirmed its commitment towards the successful delivery of social amenities to people across the country. Ministry of Community Development and Social Services Assistant Director for Human Resource Lita Mwale says government will continue taking social Protection Programs to the people in...

Monze Council welcomes ban on plastic bags

A HEAP of uncollected garbage behind a shopping mall in Choma
Monze Town Council has embarked on a sensitization program aimed at encouraging the community to use environmental friendly and renewable carrier bags. Council Chairperson Bisha Munsaka officially launched the sensitization program at Hamusonde market were he told marketeers that Government had banned the use of...

First Lady commends N/W chiefs for fight against child marriages

First Lady Esther Lungu says the Day of the African Child presents an opportunity for the country to step up efforts aimed at combating child marriages. ZANIS reports that Mrs Lungu said the occasion should be incorporated in the national agenda and framework,...

Elephant attacks, kills 12 year old boy

A 12 year-old boy of Senior Chief Nsefu’s area in Mambwe district, Eastern Province has died after being trampled on by an elephant. Eastern Province Deputy Commissioner of Police, Geoffrey Kunda has confirmed the development to ZANIS and has identified the deceased as Evan Njovu...

10 year old drowns on Lake Bangweulu

A 10 year old girl of Samfya district in Luapula Province has drowned on Lake Bangweulu. Lister Kalenga of Nshindano village in Chief Kasoma Bangweulu’s chiefdom met her fate while she was playing with her friends. Disclosing the matter to ZANIS in Samfya, Luapula...

Dates set for Lwiindi Gonde ceremony

People at the Gonde Lwiindi ceremony
The Lwiindi Gonde Organising Committee has set the dates for the Lwiindi Gonde traditional ceremony to take place in Monze district, Southern Province. ZANIS reports that the Lwiindi Gonde Traditional Ceremony of the Tonga speaking people will take place from June 29 to July 2nd,...

Mwense water project takes progress

Minister of General Education Dennis Wanchinga hand washing after he flagged off the distribution of water,sanitation and hygiene wash materials in Lusaka
Works on the Kanyemba and Shichama water project in Mwense district have reached an advanced stage. The K9 million water project is expected to be commissioned in the next two months. Speaking when he toured the construction works for the two projects, Water...

Over 20 child brides retrieved from child marriages in Monze District

Society for Gender Justice and Women Rights has retrieved 21 Girls married off in Chief Mwanza and Ufwenuka Chiefdoms. The girls were retrieved by Chiefs Mwanza and Ufwenuka during a two days Community Sensitization meeting conducted by the NGO. Gender Justice Executive Director Karen Simutelo narrated...

Austerity measures meant to stabilise the economy, Mundubile tells North Province

Government has assured people of Northern Province that the decisions made by cabinet to introduce new measures to re-stabilise the national economy will benefit of every Zambian. Provincial Minister Brian Mundubile made the assurance when he addressed stakeholders in Mporokoso district during sensitization meetings held...

Ukusefya Pa Ng’wena traditional ceremony cancelled

The Bemba Royal Establishment also known as Bashilubemba has announced that the Ukusefya Pa Ng’wena Traditional Ceremony will not take place this year. Spokesperson for the Bashilubemba James Mulenga, who disclosed the development to ZANIS in Kasama today, said the development has been necessitated to...