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Zambian heads need panel beating to fix mindset, Bowman Lusambo says 



LUSAKA Province minister Bowman Lusambo says Zambian heads need panel beating to fix their mindsets.

The minister says without a change of mindset, the country would be in “very big problems”.

Lusambo is worried about what he sees as the “business as usual” attitude in some people in the face of surging coronavirus infections.

Zambia’s overall COVID-19 infections now stands at 37,605 with Minister of Health Jonas Chanda announcing 1,531 new infections yesterday.

Dr Chanda said 305 patients were currently admitted in different health facilities for COVID-19 out of which 206 were on oxygen therapy with 16 of them critically ill.

“The problem is ourselves, us the people. We are not taking this COVID-19 seriously,” Lusambo told #Kalemba in a interview.

Lusambo complained that when he tries to talk about the seriousness of the pandemic which has so far claimed the lives of more than 2 million people worldwide, some people think he was only trying to gain political mileage.

“When we go in the bars to advise our brothers and sisters about the need to protect themselves, they say ‘Bowman is not supposed to do this, Bowman is whipping people’,” he said.

He said infections were increasing daily because people had failed to think on their own.

Lusambo said as provincial minister, he had an obligation to sensitise citizens of the capital city on the dangers of COVID-19 and the need to follow health guidelines.

He said it was unfortunate that a few Zambians who couldn’t think on their own were putting the lives of others in danger.

“But we have a lot of Zambians who have responded very well, a lot of residents of Lusaka who have responded very well but a few selfish individuals want to put the lives of others at risk which is not fair,” he said.

“But I can assure you that God is on our side and what we just need is to change our mindset. What we are lacking is the correct mindset – not just on COVID-19 but on many other issues,” he added.

Lusambo recalled a television interview featuring late president Michael Sata in which he said Zambians needed to have their heads panel beaten to fix their mindsets.

“Governments will come and go but if people will not achieve anything if they do not change their mindsets,” said Lusambo.

“I agree with President Sata, the minds of Zambians need panel beating to change their mindsets.”

(Source: Kalemba)


DEC arrests two people for money laundering activities involving over US$ 180,000



THE Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) through its Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit in Lusaka has arrested and jointly charged a Kitwe Businessman and a woman of Kalulushi for money laundering activities involving over $180, 000 United States Dollars.

In a statement, DEC public relations officer Theresa Katongo said the suspects identified as Bernard Angetile, 54, residing at 24 Mukuba Village, Riverside in Kitwe and Linda Wezi Ngwira, 53 of HCH-2-14 NAPSA Complex in Kalulushi have been arrested for money laundering and obtaining goods by false pretenses.

“The two suspects and also business owners of Linber Enterprises Limited were contracted by the Ministry of National Development Planning (MNDP) to supply laboratory equipment for a research centre in Lusaka Province. It is alleged that the company forged documents purporting that they had delivered part of the equipment in order to get the payment when in fact not,” Ms Katongo said.

She said on dates unknown but between February 1 and October 31 last year submitted a tax invoice valued at USD247, 839.80 and a packing list purporting that they delivered items indicated on the packing list which included two equipment’s namely, Bench-top (XRD) valued at USD145, 000.00 and mid infrared fourier transform spectrometer valued at USD43, 000.00 as per agreed terms when in fact not.

“Having been fully paid 65% (USD247, 839.80) of the contract sum claimed on the tax invoice, Linber Enterprises Limited did submit a Delivery Note to an unauthorized worker at Zambia Agricultural Research Institute situated at Mount Makulu in Chilanga purporting to show that they had delivered some items which included one Bench-top (XRD) valued at USD145, 000.00 when in fact not,” she said.

Ms Katongo said Linber Enterprises Limited subsequently transferred USD55, 385.00 into its Kwacha account domiciled at a named Bank and used the said funds to settle its accounts payables which included debts and staff salaries.

Meanwhile, the Commission in Lusaka has arrested Venessa Koonjul a 28 year-old female Mauritian national residing in Zambia for trafficking in 147.7 grams of heroin.

She said the suspect was intercepted at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport on March 2, 2021 as she was receiving a parcel which contained the heroin.

Ms Katongo said all suspects are in Police custody and necessary arrangements are being made for them to appear before the courts of law.

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58 people escape death after bus catches fire, RTSA says



FIFTY-EIGHTY  people have  escaped death after a bus they were in caught fire near Moyo farms in Kabwe along the Great North Road.
Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) head of public relations Frederick Mubanga said according to preliminary investigations conducted, the accident that happened at 07:29 hours involving a Zhong Tong Bus registration number BCC9815ZM belonging to Talwaka Lumo Transport Limited  driven by, Mukuka Chali, happened after a tyre burst and in the process caught fire.
“There were 58 passengers on board and all of them escaped unhurt and their lugguage secured,” he said.

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MultiChoice Zambia set to air highlights from BBNaija season 5 from Monday, 1 March



MultiChoice Zambia is set to air highlights from BBNaija season 5 from Monday, 1 March till Friday, 26 March 2021 on Africa Magic Urban (DStv channel 153) and Africa Magic Family (DStv channel 154 & GOtv channel 2) at 23:00 CAT.

BBNaija lovers will have another opportunity to relive some of the best moments of the BBNaija Lockdown edition, six months after the epic grand finale which saw Olamilekan “Laycon” Agbeleshe emerge winner. The highlights episodes will also get fans primed and excited for the upcoming Reunion show of the season.

BBNaija continues to be a TV phenomenon in Nigeria and across Africa. The Lockdown edition set the record for the number of votes cast with 900 million votes recorded during the show and over 60 billion impressions on digital. The edition also broke the Showmax live-streaming record, becoming the most-watched live entertainment content ever on the streaming service.

Fans of the reality TV show will enjoy up to 40 episodes, containing their favourite and most memorable moments from the Lockdown edition. BBNaija Lockdown Highlights will air on Africa Magic Urban (DStv channel 153) and Africa Magic Family (DStv channel 154 & GOtv channel 2) from 23:00 CAT till 00:00 CAT daily, available to customers on DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family, Access and GOtv Max and Plus.

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07 Mar 2021, 5:51 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

82,011 Total Cases
1,116 Deaths
77,609 Recovered

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