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DEC arrests farmer for unlawful cultivation of cannabis plants weighing 3.8 tonnes

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THE Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) in Western Province has arrested a 55 year-old man of Mulobezi District for unlawful cultivation of cannabis plants weighing 3.8 tonnes.

Commission Spokesperson Theresa Katongo has disclosed this to Mwebantu that Oscar Kahale Kayambila, 55, a small scale farmer of Ntangeza village in Mulobezi District has been arrested for unlawful cultivation of cannabis plants intercropped with maize weighing 3.8 tonnes.

“We wish to caution members of the public that despite the approval of the cultivation of marijuana for medicinal and economic purposes in Zambia, the Drug Enforcement Commission still has a mandate of arresting persons cultivating cannabis outside the aforementioned purposes in line with the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act Cap 96 of the laws of Zambia.” She said.

 

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Zambian truck driver burns to death 2 days after celebrating birthday

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A ZAMBIAN truck driver has been burnt to death after a fuel truck he was driving caught fire, reports have indicated.

Simon Mulonga, an employee of Juba Transport is said to have died in Zimbabwe where the accident happened.

He celebrated his birthday on Saturday.

It is not immediately clear what caused the fire.

Mulonga was married to journalist Chikumbi Katebe.

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Zambian Fashion Designer Juliet Mayida Jacobs nominated for three awards at this year’s Designers Award Africa.

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ZAMBIAN Fashion Designer Juliet Mayida Jacobs of Interfashional Africa has been nominated for three (3) awards at this year’s Designers Award Africa.
(i) African Fashion Brand of the Year
(ii) African Female Designer of the Year
(iii) African Fashion Stylist of the Year Female.

Juliet Mayida Jacobs is former runway model, international pageant judge, Last year’s Zambia fashion week challenge winner and she recently showcased at this year’s Lusaka July in September.

Voting for Designers Award Africa starts on the 27th of September and will close on the 26th of October 2020. – https://elfrique.com/s/DAA

INSTAGRAM; @juliet_jacobs & @interfashional_africa

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RTSA calls for safety of pupils as Schools open on Monday

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THE Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) has urged parents and guardians to ensure that pupils use appropriate monds of transport as Schools open on Monday.

In a statement, RTSA Head of Public Relations Fredrick Mubanga also cautioned against the use of unsafe vehicles such as open vans and tracks to transport children to schools.

He said the increase in the number of vehicles on the road during this period poses a great risk to all road users if traffic rules and regulations are not adhered to.

And Mubanga has appealed to all Public Service Vehicle (PSV) drivers to observe appropriate speed limits.

He further implored PSV drivers to observe public health guidelines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 among the travelling public.

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

21 Sep 2020, 6:40 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

14,175 Total Cases
330 Deaths
13,365 Recovered

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