PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has arrived in Japan to attend the seventh edition of the Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD) summit, taking place there.
TICAD has been held in Japan except for TICADVI which was held in Africa. TICAD7 will take place in Yokohama, Japan between 28th to 30th August 2019.
The government of Japan leads the conference with co-hosts such as the United Nations, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Bank and African Union Commission (AUC).
(Picture by State House)
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President Edgar Lungu pardons jailed Rainbow Newspaper Editor Derrick Sinjela.
TO mark his 63rd birthday day which falls today, President Edgar Chagwa Lungu, has pardoned five inmates from various Correctional Facilities.
The President has pardoned Chief Mulongwe, Mr Maxwell Mwale a former Minister in the MMD Government, Journalist Derrick Sinjela, Afumbwa Mumbotwa and former Zambia Air Force Commander General Christopher Singongo.
The President’s action is in line with article 97 of the Constitution of Zambia Chapter (II) of the Laws of Zambia which provides for Presidential Pardon and Substitution of Severe Punishments imposed on the convicted.
This is contained in the statement issued by Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Mr Isaac Chipampe.
Four injured in a hiace minibus crash in Mazabuka, police say
FOUR people have sustained serious injuries after a Hiace Minibus which they were on overturned at Mazabuka Motel along the Great North Road.
The accident happened on Saturday around 04:00 hours involving a Toyota Hiace minibus registration number ACT 9997 which was being driven by Mwansa Mwila aged 24 of Kabobola extension in Mazabuka.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo in a statement said the accident happened when the driver of the same bus lost control due to excessive speed and later careered off the road and overturned.
She said due to impact, the driver and three passengers identified as Gilbert Matiketi aged 23 of Mazabuka, George Mutinta aged 22 Of Kabobola extension and Francis Moyo aged 20 of Matero in Lusaka sustained serious injuries and are all admitted in Mazabuka Hospital.