ZAMBIA has called for the immediate relocation of the Secretariat of the Economic Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) African Union Organ, from Addis Ababa to Lusaka.
Zambia’s Permanent Representative to the African Union, His Excellency Emmanuel Mwamba said the Meeting to discuss the 2020 budget funding the operations of the African Union.
He said the funds proposed in the Budget for the relocation, recruitment and operations of ECOSSOC must be supported by member states to ensure that the Organ relocates from Addis Ababa to Lusaka.
He said that Zambia had met all the conditions regarding the hosting of the Secretariat’s and expressed worry at the continued delays.
He also informed the meeting that a ceremonial launch took place in Lusaka last week.
He said that there should be no further delays to the relocation.
ECOSOCC is an advisory body of the African Union designed to give civil society organizations (CSOs) a voice within the AU institutions and decision-making processes.
It is made up of civil society organizations from a wide range of sectors including labour, business and professional groups, service providers and policy think tanks, both from within Africa and the African diaspora.
This is according to a statement issued Mrs. Inutu Mupango Mwanza, First Secretary for Press Secretary &Tourism at the Zambian Embassy in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa.
Dr Chilufya warns health facilities conducting fake COVID-19 tests and giving fake negative results to people.
HEALTH Minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya has warned health facilities that have been conducting fake COVID-19 tests and giving fake negative results to people.
Meanwhile, Zambia has in the last 24 hours recorded 182 cases of COVID-19 and three (03) deaths out of the 651 tests conducted .
Dr Chilufya at a press briefing today said some facilities have been conducting fake COVID-19 tests and issuing false negative tests to people.
“We have noted the emergeance of some facilities that are purpoting to be doing COVID-19 tests and issuing false negative results. False negative COVID-19 tests will not protect you from the Virus. We have designated centres where we test fr COVID-19,” Dr Chilufya warned.
And Dr Chilufya said 78 COVID-19 patients are still admitted in facilities with 26 in oxygen, and two critically ill and in ICU.
Meanwhile, Dr Chilufya said all the 15 members of parliament that had tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered and discharged.
Ferdinand Simaanya discharged from hospital where he was admitted for COVID-19
ZAMBIA Association in South Africa (ZASA) president Ferdinand Simaanya has been discharged from the hospital where he was admitted for COVID-19.
Special Assistant to the ZASA president for Press and Communication Alwyn Matongo in a statement said Simaanya was admitted at the Waterfall Netcare private hospital last thursday due to COVID 19 complications.
“He is home where he will continue to recuperate,” Matongo said.
And Matongo has thanked the Doctors, front line medical personnel, and nurses who attended to him.
General Kingsley Chinkuli collapses, admitted to hospital
FIRST Quantum Minerals Country Manager, Gen. Kingsley Chinkuli, this evening collapsed while addressing a meeting on the Copperbelt.
He suffered what is suspected to be a stroke or heart attack.
A source has told Mwebantu Gen. Kingsley Chinkuli collapsed and suffered a stroke while on the Copperbelt. He was immediately evacuated to Lusaka and has now regained consciousness and out of the ICU. He is now able to talk.