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.
Zambia-Djibouti deepen bilateral relations
ZAMBIA and Djibouti have pledged to deepen bilateral and multilateral relations and cooperation.
Presenting his Letters of Credence to the President of Djibouti, His Excellency Ismail Omar Guelleh, His Excellency Amb. Emmanuel Mwamba said Zambia recognises that Djibouti holds one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes of the world and plays a key role in promoting trade and commerce.
Mr. Mwamba stated that His Excellency President Edgar Lungu had placed emphasis on economic diplomacy and the diplomatic role of Djibouti was paramount to Zambia and Africa.
And President Ismail Guelleh said he was looking forward to visiting Zambia.
He said he last visited Zambia in 2007 and spent time at the Victotia Falls.
He also said Africa continues to take pride in Zambia’s first President and pioneer of the Organization of the African Unity(OAU) and now African Union(AU), Dr. Kenneth Kaunda.
He wished Dr. Kaunda good health and continued long life.
Earlier Mr. Mwamba held a meeting with Djibouti’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Hon. Mahmoud Ali Youssouf where they discussed aspects of deepening bilateral and multilateral cooperation.
Mr. Youssouf said Djibouti appreciated the role Zambia played in SADC and the African Union.
He said Zambia was a peaceful and model country that was bringing new ideas and fresh dynamics to the development of the continent through COMESA and other multilateral institutions.
He further hailed Zambia’s Tourism sector that many African countries, including Djibouti would pick lessons from.
This is according to a press statement, Mrs. Inutu Mupango Mwanza, First Secretary (Press and Tourism) in Addis Ababa,
Amb. Mwamba presents Letters of Credence to the State of Djibouti
ZAMBIA’S Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative, His Excellency Emmanuel Mwamba is in the State of Djibouti to present Letters of Credence for his accreditation on behalf of His Excellency President Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu.
Mr. Mwamba started the process by meeting Djibouti’s Foreign Affairs Minister, His Excellency Mahmoud Ali Youssouf.
Mr. Mwamba is expected to meet the President of Djibouti, His Excellency Ismaïl Omar Guelleh.
Mr. Mwamba is accredited to Ethiopia, Somali, Sudan and Djibouti.
He is also the Permanent Representative tothe African Union(AU) and to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
This is according to press statement issued by Mrs. Inutu Mupango Mwanza,
First Secretary (Press and Tourism).
Dr. Kenneth Kaunda played a critical role in the liberation struggle of South Africa,Thenjiwe Mthinso says
SOUTH African Ambassador to Spain, Thenjiwe Mthinso, says Zambia’s First Republican President Dr Kenneth Kaunda played a critical role in the liberation struggle of her country.
Speaking during the Political /Liberation Heritage Virtual Dialogue televised live on SABC and monitored by the Zambian High Commission in South Africa, Ambassador Mthinso said Dr Kaunda was at pains to unite the liberation movement.
She said Dr Kaunda was committed to ensure the African National Congress (ANC )and Pan Africanist Congress (PAC )united as the division that existed had weakened the struggle of the liberation movement.
Ambassador Mthinso, who was also one of the veteran members in the liberation struggle and uMkhonto we Sizwe, added that Dr Kaunda had acknowledge that Zambian’s freedom was meaningless if its neighbours were not liberated.
She said Zambia housed the headquarters of the ANC and established refugee camps while land was given to them to produce food during the struggle.
And Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Major General Jackson Miti, said it was good that Dr Kaunda’s role during the liberation struggle was being appreciated.
Maj Gen Miti said Zambia and South Africa will continue to enjoy good bilateral relations as both countries have shared rich history.
This is according to a press statement issued by Mrs Naomi Nyawali, First secretary Press and Public Relations at the Zambia High Commission South Africa.