Daily Archives: February 2, 2018

Extend audit all Local Authorities, PAC recommends

Howard Kunda

Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Chairperson Howard Kunda has implored government to operationalize the State Audit Commission Act of 2016 and the Public Audit Act of 2016. Speaking in Lusaka during the launch of the 2017-2021 strategic plan for the office of the Auditor General, Mr. Kunda has also noted the need for government to create an Audit Division to ...

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School holidays to be adjusted

Grace Sinkolongo

The Ministry of General Education says school holidays for Lusaka based schools will be adjusted and that pupils will be required to attend school on weekends in order for them to catch up following the delayed reopening of schools. Lusaka provincial Principal Education Standards Officer Grace Sinkolongo says out of 131 government schools, 111 schools have been cleared to reopen, ...

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Govt aware of scheme to dent Zambia’s image to international world

Joseph Malanji

Foreign Affairs Minister Joseph Malanji says government is aware of a scheme by some politicians to dent the image of the country to the outside world through accusations of corruption. Mr. Malanji says it is unfortunate that some political players are using the ‘corruption’ guise as a way of earning political mileage. He says such politicians have chosen to play ...

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Siamese twins successfully separated

Doctors separating Siamese twins (Picture by Dr. Kachinga Sichizya)

The 30 member team of University Teaching Hospital (UTH) surgeons has successfully separated the siamese twins from Kawambwa who were joined on the abdomen after an operation lasting about seven hours. The Doctors who started operating on the twins at 11:00 hours successfully separated them at exactly 16:58 hours. Updating journalists on the operation, University Teaching Hospital (UTH) Mother and ...

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Six people dead in separate road accidents

Esther Katongo

Six people have died in separate road traffic accidents which happened yesterday in Luapula, Central, Copperbelt and Northern Provinces. Three pedestrian juveniles among them twins, died on the spot after they were involved in an accident on Luanshya Road. Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo says the accident happened at about 17:20 hours on at Chintala Village, Chief Kalunkumya’s area in Mpongwe ...

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No leniency for ZRL encroachers

Zambia Railways Limited officials led by board Chairman Lubinda

The Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL) says there will be no leniency for people who have encroached on its Land. As part of its land audit exercise, a team of Zambia Railways Limited officials led by board Chairman Lubinda Linyama has conducted inspections on some of the encroached areas in Lusaka. Mr Linyama has told journalists in that with more business ...

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Doctors separating Siamese twins

Doctors separating Siamese twins (Picture by Dr. Kachinga Sichizya)

A team of medical doctors at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) is currently operating on the eight months old Siamese twins of Kawambwa District who are attached on the abdomen. The twins Mapalo and Bupe were handed over to the team of 30 doctors led by Doctor Bruce Vulani at 09:00 hours this morning. Giving an update on the operation, ...

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Morocco, Nigeria battle for Chan title

Morocco's Walid el-Krati (C-R) celebrates after scoring during the semi-final

Morocco and Nigeria will battle in the final of the 2018 African Nations Championship at Stade Mohamed V in Casablanca on Sunday night, kick-off at 9pm CAT. Both sides came through tough semifinals on Wednesday evening: Morocco needed extra time to overcome a resilient Libya 3-1 in their North African derby in Casablanca, while Nigeria edged Sudan 1-0 in a ...

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Libya out to demolish Sudan

CHAN 2018: Libya v Congo

The Mediterranean Knights of Libya will be gunning for a bronze medal when they meet Sudan in the 2018 CAF African Nations Champions third-fourth place play-off match on Saturday at the Stade de Marrakech.Kick-off is at 7:00pm (CAT). Back in 2014 in South Africa, the Libya were crowned champions and have a chance two finish as No 3 in Morocco. ...

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