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Lusaka lawyer Hobday Kabwe dies

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PROMINENT Lusaka lawyer Hobday Kabwe has died after a short illness. Kabwe was taken ill at Fairview Hospital a few hours before he died this morning.

He was instrumental in the promotion of law reforms and development in Zambia.

(Source: Kalemba)

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Parliament to resume sitting on 26th January, 2021

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THE Fifth Session of the 12th National Assembly which adjourned sine die on 10th December 2020 will resume next Tuesday 26th January 2021, Clerk of the National Assembly Cecilia Mbewe has announced
And Mbewe says in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the general public will not be allowed to follow the House proceedings at the parliament galleries.
In a statement, Mbewe said the restriction measures are aimed at safeguarding the health and wellbeing of the Zambian public.
She encouraged the public to follow the House proceedings on both Parliament radio and TV as well as on the National Assembly of Zambia Facebook page.

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Let us work hard, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, observe the health guidelines, President Edgar Lungu says

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PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu says citizens, including those working from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, must work hard so that the country’s economy is not negatively impacted.
The President cautioned that “working from home” is different from  “staying at home”, and, therefore, citizens working from home must use the available ICT tools and work hard rather than deciding to abandon work.
He said from last year’s experience, many citizens who were asked to work from home decided to stay at home and abandoned work.
The President said abandoning work when allowed to work from home will not just negatively affect productivity but will impact, negatively, the country’s economy.
“Whether you are in informal or formal sector and you have been made to work from home, work the way you would work at your place of work apply seriousness for what you do despite operating from home.
“Those who are positive with covid-19 but are asymptomatic or are showing little symptoms must equally work hard from home and must not abandon the work they do. Do your normal chores, while observing the recommended health guidelines,” the President says.
And the President has encouraged people engaged in farming to ensure they visit their farms regularly, despite the surging cases of ,COVID-19, so that the country continues to do well in food production and security.
He said like all citizens, farmers need to observe the COVID-19 health guidelines of wearing masks, social distancing, hand sanitising, and steaming
among others, but should not abandon their fields.
President Lungu said he visited a farm recently where owners had not been to their field in fear of the COVID-19 pandemic and in their absence army worms attacked their produce.
The President adds that the World Bank’s Enabling Business of Agriculture 2019 (EBA19) Report, launched last Thursday, places Zambia third in Sub Saharan Africa, among the top countries that are encouraging the private sector to invest in agriculture.
“My government has done very well in regulations relating to speedy supply of seeds, registering fertilisers, securing water, sustaining livestock and accessing finance, among other thematic successes, and hence scoring 63.73 from a possible 100, which is way above the regional average,” the President says.
The President adds, “Therefore, this is a big score by Zambia as we are only behind South Africa and Kenya in Sub-Saharan Africa, and this is because of administration’s performance in Agriculture.
We can only push ourselves to be the best, but if we renege because of covid-19, agriculture production will drop and the consequences on the economy and our people will be dire,” he said.
The President adds, “, therefore, want to encourage all households to work hard amidst the covicd-19 pandemic and engage in some farming activity so that we end hunger and create capital for ourselves from the surplus that we  Produce.
This is according to a statement issued by special assistant to the President for press and public relations Isaac Chipampe.

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President Edgar Lungu adjusts school reopening to Monday, 1st February, 2021

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PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has extended the reopening of schools by another two weeks.
And President Lungu has directed the Ministry of General, and Higher Education to be on top of things and ensure that all schools are ready for reopening on Monday 1st February 2021.
He said resumption of learning will depend on how each learning institution is ready.
He urged all schools to use the two weeks to adequately prepare for the reopening of schools.

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

19 Jan 2021, 3:20 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

39,515 Total Cases
578 Deaths
28,066 Recovered

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