World Bank gives DMMU $1.4m for national emergency centre

By EMILY KUWEMA – THE World Bank has given US$1.4 million to the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) for the construction of a world-class national emergency centre. The facility will be used to manage natural disasters such as floods. DMMU national coordinator Chanda Kabwe said the country had not been spared from natural disasters […]

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Hichilema commends Govt over measures against COVID-19

By KASONDE KASONDE – UNITED Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema has commended the Government for sensitising members of the public on the safety practices to combat the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Mr Hichilema said the measures in place are commendable despite limited resources. He also said that his party had set aside all political […]

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IDC donates protective equipment to MoH in fight against Coronavirus

By CHILA NAMAIKO – THE Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has donated assorted Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to help the Ministry of Health contain the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Group Chief Executive Officer Mateyo Kaluba handed over the assortment to Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya, which comprised 5000 face masks, 5000 pairs of gloves, 500 eye protection goggles, […]

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Treasury frees K6bn, K105m to COVID-19 fight

By CHUSA SICHONE  – THE Treasury has released K6 billion to finance various developmental and public service delivery programmes in March, this year. Ministry of Finance spokesperson Chileshe Kandeta said of the total K5.64 billion released as the March 2020 budget, K104.7 million was channelled towards the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and purchase of […]

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‘We can’t relax’

By KASONDE KASONDE  – ZAMBIA has entered day-three without new Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases with three patients now being discharged after recovering. Additionally, more than 1,500 persons have been discharged after completing their 14-day quarantine period, Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya has said. Dr Chilufya said yesterday all the COVID-19 patients still under care -two on the […]

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‘You are hired!’…Lungu orders immediate recruitment of 3,400 medics to combat Coronavirus

By CHUSA SICHONE PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has ordered the immediate recruitment of 400 doctors and 3,000 paramedics to beef up the medical staff as Zambia’s confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases remained at 36 in 24 hours yesterday.  

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CEC, Zesco still poles apart, but…

By KENNEDY MUPESENI – THE Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) says it is committed to continuing to provide uninterrupted power supply to its mining industry clients while negotiations carry on for a new Bulk Power Supply Agreement with Zesco. The company says a mutually beneficial deal between the players is of strategic importance to the energy […]

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COVID- 19 isolation centre irks neighbourhood

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – A NEIGHBOURHOOD association is seeking an injunction to restrain three leaseholders of a property unit and a private hospital in Lusaka’s Long Acres from allowing usage of a property as a Coronavirus (COVID-19) isolation centre. Old Brentwood Drive Neighbourhood Association chairperson Alick Sakala wants the Lusaka High Court to grant him […]

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