INSPECTOR General of Police Kakoma Kanganja says he has constituted a team of officers to work with ZICTA to clamp down people who are circulating false and alarming information through social media.
And Kanganja says he has noted with grave concern the growing trend by members of the public taking the law into their own hands following a spate of gassing of people in communities and some killings that have characterised some parts of the country.
He condemned the recent instant mob justice incidences which he said have so far led to loss of innocent people’s lives and have also given criminals a fertile ground to advance their criminal motives in some Districts on the Copperbelt and North-Western Provinces.
“Acts of violence to an extent where people vent their anger by damaging Government and individual properties are alien to Zambia and as such should not be condoned,” Kanganja said.
“In the case of damaged Police Stations or Posts, people should bear in mind that total absence of security breeds indiscriminate criminal activities leaving people exposed to criminal activities.”
The IG also appealed to all political actors participating in the Chilubi by-elections to be tolerant, co – exist and conduct their campaigns within the confines of the Law.
UN system in Zambia closes temporarily after seven of its staff members and dependents tested positive for COVID-19
THE United Nations (UN) has temporarily closed all its premises in Lusaka to visitors and personnel for a period of 14 days after seven of its staff members and dependents tested positive for COVID-19.
And UN National Information Officer Mark Maseko says the closure is meant to strengthen prevention measures against the virus in
Maseko said the United Nations in Zambia has been operating on a reduced physical footprint for all its premises since the activation of its Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
in March 2020, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Maseko said since the start of the outbreak, all UN agencies continued their operations in support of Zambia’s development and humanitarian priorities, in the implementation of the Government COVID-19 Multisectoral Contingency and Response Plan, with many of its personnel working under partial or full-time telecommuting.
He said despite implementing all the health measures put in place to prevent the contamination in the workplace, a cumulative total of four (04) UN personnel and three (03) UN dependents tested positive for COVID-19 as of 1 August 2020.
“Against this backdrop, the United Nations will temporarily close all its offices in Lusaka to its
personnel, visitors and the majority of contract workers for a period of 14 days effective 3 August in line with its BCP and in consultation with the national authorities,” said Maseko.
He added that the closure will facilitate necessary additional preventive, protective and tracing measures following a rise in
the number of cases in the UN family in order to mitigate and prevent contamination risks in
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President Lungu congrats PF for winning 10 of the 15 by-elections conducted in North Western, Western and Luapula Provinces yesterday
PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has congratulated the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) for winning 10 of the 15 by-elections conducted in North Western, Western and Luapula Provinces yesterday.
And President Lungu has also congratulated the five candidates from the opposition political parties who won the elections.
In a statement issued by Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Isaac Chipampe, the President has also commended all parties for their peaceful conduct during
the campaigning and the voting.
“This is as it should be. At the end of the day we are one, no matter the political differences and the different political parties sponsoring us,” President Lungu said.