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Miles Sampa calls on members of the public to help make contributions towards a Do It Yourself (DIY) project

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LUSAKA Mayor Miles Sampa has called on members of the public to help make contributions towards a Do It Yourself (DIY) project meant to enhance a healthy living style among residents of Lusaka.

The DIY project aims at helping to pave way for a safe haven for joggers and pedestrians to use.

“This morning (yesterday) I began another DIY big audacious goal and that is to pave a pedestrian,Jogging or bicycle lane alongside the Leopards Hills road from the Lakeroad Junction (Crossroad mall) to the Bauleni turnoff (Leopards Hill Mall),” Mr Sampa said.

In his Facebook posting, The Lusaka mayor says a stretch he intends to work on is roughly about five kilometer from the Crossroad Mall, covering Mary Immaculate Catholic church, Memorial park, ZNBC lanes, Bauleni, Leopards Hill Mall, Radio Maria and Bauleni Catholic church.

He said so far he has done a DIY about 100meters from across his home, given that charity begins at home.

Mr Sampa says he has already negotiated with a nearby brick making company called Bosphorus limited to which a paving brick will coat K2 per and K30 per Kerbstone, which they will deliver to the site once payment is made.

He has asked residents willing to help or contribute to the community project to pay direct to the paving stone supplier, Bosphorus Investment Ltd which is found on Leopards Hill Road opposite the Catholic Church

“Bank details Atlasmara Bank
Longacres branch and the account number is 0360605993009.Once this project is successful on a community based DIY, we will role it out to other highways to protect pedestrian, joggers and bicycle riders,”he said.

The mayor has called on residents of Nyumba Yanga, New Kasama, Leopards Hills, Ibex or any person to support the project given that it will also double and encourage a park scenario along the three cemeteries namely Old Leopards, Memorial park and New Leopards Hills.

He has further urged tenants of the Crossroads Mall and Leopards Hill Mall to support the project as it will increase movement and accessibility to their shops and restaurants.

” A donation of even just one Paving stone at K2 or one Kerbstone at K30 will highly be appreciated. paving stones supplier further contact details include,Erman 0974599827,”he said.

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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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Africans should learn more about Africa, President Edgar Lungu says

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PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has called for big African economies to take the lead in ensuring increased trade among African countries.
He said Africans should cooperate not only economically but culturally.
Speaking during a farewell meeting with outgoing Egyptian ambassador to Zambia, Ahmed Mostafa at State House yesterday morning, President Lungu said cooperation between Zambia and Egypt in agriculture is remarkable.
“Egypt has done well in agriculture despite largely depending on the Nile River for water supply. This week I talked about water harvesting, and Egypt is an example of a country that knows how to harvest water, ” he said.
And the Head of State also said Africans need to know more about their continent than adopting cultures that are way different from theirs.
President Lungu said currently the trend is that African people know more about non-African cultures than they do about their own cultures.
“As Africans, we get influenced by non-Africans and not by fellow Africans.We need to learn more about ourselves. When we were young at school, we were asked by our teachers to read books such as ‘Africa learns about Europe’ and when another one was written called ‘Europe learns about Africa’ I am not sure if it was as popular, so we must tell our success stories as Africans,” he said.
The President said he is happy that relations between Zambia and Egypt continue to grow stronger.
He further wished the ambassador well and sent a message of goodwill to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and the Egyptian people.
And Mr Mostafa has wished President Lungu and the Zambian people all the success in developing Zambia.
“l am impressed with the development going on in Zambia and I am also grateful for the support given to me by your Government,” Mr Mostafa said.
Mr Mostafa said he was surprised that there was not much difference between some Egyptian and Zambian cultural norms.
He further added that the social media trends being witnessed in Zambia, especially among the young people are similar to what is happening in Egypt.
“Social media is a double edged sword, it can be good as well as bad,” he said.
This is according to a statement made available to Mwebantu by Special Assistant to the President for press and public relations Isaac Chipampe.
(Picture by State House)

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President Edgar Lungu mourns Bishop Moses Hamungole 

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PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu says he is saddened by the death of Bishop Moses Hamungole, of the Monze Catholic Diocese.
President Lungu says he had come to know Bishop Hamungole as a very progressive
and development oriented priest.
He said in 2019 he officiated at the Monze Diocese fundraising dinner held in
Lusaka for the construction of the new Monze Diocese Cathedral church and recently, the Bishop officiated at the groundbreaking ceremony for the same project.
President Lungu described Bishop Hamungole as an accomplished theologian and professional communicator who, through broadcasting at Yatsani Studios in Lusaka and at the pulpit in Monze, worked hard to improve the livelihoods of all regardless of their religious beliefs.
“He was passionate about growing the Catholic Church as was seen when he envisoned the construction of the Cathedral in Monze. All Zambians who loved him
must contribute to the realization of his dream,” President Lungu said.
President Lungu has noted that Covid-19 has robbed Zambia of a great human being and that he will be greatly missed by his family, friends, the entire Catholic family and the Govenment of the Republic of Zambia.
“Covid-19 has taken a great man. I urge all citizens to protect themselves and the
people they come into contact with. Let’s fight covid-19 together. May the souls of all
departed compatriots rest in eternal peace,” the President said.

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

15 Jan 2021, 2:20 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

34,278 Total Cases
527 Deaths
24,105 Recovered

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