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COVID-19: MOH EXPLAINS DELAYED RESULTS

By Mary Mwiinga:The Ministry of Health says the delay in releasing results for Covid-19 is due to inadequate testing logistics and technology, caused by high demand globally.Ministry of health Permanent Secretary in Charge of Administration Kakulubelwa Mulalelo however says government will work with cooperating partners to remedy the situation.The Ministry of health Permanent Secretary also…

OBSERVE ANTI-COVID GUIDELINES -LUSAMBO

 Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo says non-adherence to anti Covid-19 measures is fueling the spread of the disease.Mr. Lusambo has particularly cited the unlawful reopening of some bars and taverns as being among key drivers of the Covid-19.He has appealed for strict observance of masking up and social distancing.Mr. Lusambo who was discharged last week…

CHIEF MAGODI’S AREA GRAPPLES WITH EARLY MARRIAGES

 Chief Magodi’s area in Chasefu district in Eastern Province has continued to record a high number of girls falling out of school, due to early marriages and pregnancies.Gumba Primary School PTA Chairperson Wycliff Phiri says the primary school alone has recorded over 12 girls dropping out due to either early marriages or teen pregnancies.Mr. Phiri…

MAIZE PURCHASE GOING SMOOTHLY

By Mary Mwiinga:Agriculture Minister Michael Katambo says his ministry is working with the Ministry of Finance to ensure suppliers of agro inputs for the Farmer Input Support Programme in the 2020-2021 farming season are paid on time.Mr. Katambo has also advised farmers to ensure they only sell surplus maize because household food security is important…

MUCHINGA NGOs TIPPED 

By Nicholas Mwale:The District Administration in Chama, Muchinga Province has appealed to Non-Governmental Organisations to introduce social protection programmes in the area.Chama District Administrative Officer Steven Mulenga says there are no NGOs implementing any social protection programmes in Chama, apart from the ones being implemented by government.Mr. Mulenga says the district has many vulnerable people…

COVID-19: EMBRACE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

By Angela Limwanya:Southern Province Ambassador for Forestry and Nature Conservation, Benjamin Mibenge has praised Livingstone residents for slowly adopting good waste management practices as a way of mitigating climate change.Mr. Mibenge has told ZNBC News that he has observed a general mindset change among the residents of the Tourist Capital and that many are collecting…

KATELE SPEAKS PEACE

By Brian Mwale:Former Finance Minister Katele Kalumba has called for issue-based politics in the run up to the 2021 general elections.Dr. Kalumba says he has observed with concern that current political discourse is dominated by personal attacks and insults at the expense of addressing the plight of the people.He was speaking in an interview with…