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OAFLAD donates Covid-19 materials to the First Lady, Mrs. Esther Lungu

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THE Organisation of African First Ladies for Development –OAFLAD- in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia has donated various COVID-19 materials to the Office of Zambia’s First lady, Mrs. Esther Lungu as support towards her efforts in COVID-19 response activities.
Zambia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia His Excellency Emmanuel Mwamba has commended the organisation for recognizing and contributing to the work that the First Lady had embarked on.
He said government appreciated the kind gesture directed to the Office of the First Lady stating that any assistance rendered will help reduce the impact  of the pandemic on communities.
And OAFLAD Executive Secretary Mrs.Mame-yaa Bosomtwi said the donation had been made possible with the support of partners including the Alibaba Foundation with cooperation with the Jack Ma Foundation was meant to supplement the efforts of African First ladies in COVID-19 response activities.
Last month OAFLAD approved a grant amounting to $25,000 for the office of the First Lady in Zambia aimed at improving the quality and uptake of antenatal care services in Zambia.
The items donated are listed as follows:
1. 38 cartons – Any Care ‘KF94 Children Face Mask
2. 92 cartons –Any care ‘KF94 Face Masks
3. 7 cartons   -Closer KF94 Face Mask XL(black)
4. 23 cartons- Closer KF94 Face Mask(White)
5. 2 cartons –  Aer KF94 Face Mask
6. 5 cartons- N95 face Masks
This is according to a statement issued Mrs. Inutu Mupango Mwanza, First Secretary-Press/ Toursim, Zambia Embassy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Nurse, ambulance driver killed in Lundazi road traffic accident

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AN ambulance taking a patient from Ng’onga to Lundazi Hospital hit a tree at Mphamba Bridge, killing a nurse and the driver, police said.

Eastern Province Police Deputy Commissioner Paul Achiume said the accident happened at 2am.

He said the driver, Stephen Mulenga, a ZNS officer of Lumezi ZNS Camp, who was carrying 3 passengers sustained fatal head injuries and died on the spot. Mr Peter Mwanza a nurse from Lundazi District Hospital sustained head injuries and also died on the spot.

The survivors, Crodina Moyo also of Lundazi District Health Office and an unknown male adult of unknown abode complained of general body pains and are admitted to the District Hospital.

Mr. Achiume said the accident happened when the driver of the ambulance failed to negotiate a curve and careered off the road on the right side, hitting into a tree and fell into a ditch.

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Cop rejects K 10,000 early “Xmas gift”

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A 49-year-old man of Lusaka has received the shock of his life after a cop he bribed instead reported him and declared the contraband.

People have commanded the officer for his action describing it as unusual.

According to police spokesperson Esther Katongo, the suspect was being sought by the criminal Investigations Department in another case involving motor vehicle transactions.

She said upon being summoned on December 1, this year, to appear at Police Service Headquarters for questioning, the accused person is alleged to have transacted a K10, 000 the officer identified as Inspector Lombe Chulu through mobile money account.

Mrs Katongo said the named officer reported the matter to his supervisors.

“The accused person has been arrested and detained in police custody yet to appear in Court for  Corrupt Practices,” she said.

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Please let us do our job, police advise the family of the late Dr. Tasila Tembo

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POLICE has advised the family of the late Dr. Tasila Tembo to give them chance  to do their work.
The family of Dr Tembo who was allegedly murdered by Zambia Army officer Nigel Mwaba Musonda has complained that police have denied the family an opportunity to identify the suspect since his arrest on Saturday last week.
Addressing the media in Lusaka today, family spokesperson Ms Charity Banda disclosed that the family has visited the police station where the suspect is detained but officers denied them the opportunity to identify him.
But police spokesperson Esther Katongo said there are procedures which are followed before a suspect appears in court.
” It should also be made clear that the police do not parade suspects to families of accused persons. Witnesses were already called in to identify the suspect hence there was no need for the family to offer themselves to identify the suspect unless they are witnesses.,” Mrs Katongo said.
She further clarified that police did not send the mother to the suspect to go and visit the family of the deceased person because that is outside the jurisdiction of the Police.
Mrs Katongo explained that before the suspect is charged, there are procedures to be done such as conducting identification parade and scene reconstruction among many others so as to strengthen the case.
 She said if family members need information on the matter, they need to engage the police and request for whatever information they would need and that should be done in an orderly manner.
“The police has and will never have anything to hide in this matter as our interest in this case and many other cases that we have handled and are handling is to see that suspects are prosecuted,” she said.

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

03 Dec 2020, 4:08 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

17,730 Total Cases
357 Deaths
17,102 Recovered

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