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UNZA mourns Prof. Kumar Sridutt Baboo’s untimely death

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THE University of Zambia (UNZA) is saddened to announce the untimely death of Professor Kumar Sridutt Baboo, a Professor of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at the University of Zambia’s School of Public Health.
Born on 10th October, 1943, Prof. Baboo joined the University of Zambia (UNZA) in 1979 and rose through the ranks to become a prominent senior faculty member in Public Health and Tropical Medicine in Zambia and the Sub-Saharan region.
Prof. Baboo died last night 7th January, 2021 after a short illness.
Meanwhile, University of Zambia (UNZA) Vice Chancellor, Prof. Luke Evuta Mumba has expressed a deep sense of shock on the passing on of Prof. Kumar Baboo.
Prof. Mumba says the passing on of Prof. Baboo is a huge loss to the University Community and the Public at large, as he was a source of knowledge and wisdom on issues around Public Health and Tropical Medicine. He adds that Prof. Baboo selflessly, offered himself for leadership to the betterment of UNZA and Zambia at large.
The Vice Chancellor has further expressed a deep sense of sorrow, as Prof. Baboo was an instrumental figure in the fight against COVID-19 as he was a part of the team championing the fight against the pandemic  in the country.
Prof. Mumba sends his heartfelt condolences on behalf of the entire UNZA community to Mrs Baboo, the family and his friends. He says, “we wish them God’s strength at this difficult period”
This is according to a statement issued
Dr. Brenda Bukowa, Spokesperson at
University of Zambia (UNZA)

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RTSA concerned with the road safety profile of Likili Motorways

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THE Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) is concerned with the road safety profile of Likili Motorways Limited following a number of road traffic accidents the passenger service operator has recorded in the recent past.

RTSA Director and CEO Gladwell Banda made the observation in a letter written to the operator recently following an exculpatory letter written by Likili Motorways contending the Agency’s intention to revoke its road service Licence.

The RTSA recently engaged Likili Motorways to show cause why it’s Road Service Licence (RSL) should not be revoked following a road traffic accident that happened along the Great North Road in Kabwe on December 26 last year in which five people died on the spot and several others sustained serious injuries.

Mr Banda said that despite the operator submitting that it has a fleet management policy in place and is also implementing a GPS system, the Agency is still concerned with the effectiveness of the monitoring mechanism as the RTSA has noticed that the operator’s drivers are still able to drive at excessive speed.

“Given the aforementioned the Agency will, in due course, send a team of officers to assess the effectiveness of the operator’s fleet safety measures after which the Agency will, if necessary, make further recommendations for improvements in order to enhance the safety of the operator,” Mr Banda said.

This is according to a statement issued by RTSA acting head of public relations, Mukela Mangolwa.

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Kabompo teacher commits suicide after quarrel with wife

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A 37-YEAR-OLD teacher of Pokola Day Secondary School in Kabompo District in Northwestern Province has ended his own life by drinking battery acid following a dispute with his wife.

After taking the acid around 17:00 hours on Friday, Innocent Mwita Ndovi was rushed to Kabompo District hospital by his family but died around 22:30 hours.

Ndovi’s death has been confirmed by Police in Northwestern Province who say they suspect no foul play and have kept the remaining acid as an exhibit.

(Source: Kalemba)

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President Lungu pays glowing tribute to Boxing Promoter Anthony Mwamba

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PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has paid glowing tribute to Boxing Promoter Anthony Mwamba for his diligence and selfless dedication to this sport.

In a statement issued by Special Assistant to the President for press and public relations, Isaac Chipampe, Lungu said he sympathises with the bereaved family, Exodus Boxing Promotions and the entire Boxing fraternity in Zambia.

Lungu said he recalls Mr Mwamba’s unwavering commitment to promoting boxing in the country especially among the female boxers.

“On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Zambia, the people and indeed on my own behalf, l wish to convey my heartfelt condolences to the
bereaved family, Exodus Boxing Promotions and the entire Boxing Fraternity in Zambia. May God Almighty see you through this difficult time. May the soul of
Mwamba rest in Peace,” President Lungu said.

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

27 Jan 2021, 10:00 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

47,622 Total Cases
672 Deaths
40,362 Recovered

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