LUSAKA Province Minister Bowman Lusambo on Saturday took a trip down memory lane when he visited his old school Solwezi Technical Secondary School where he handed over a refurbished dormitory.
Mr Lusambo who is also Kabushi Member of Parliament was a pupil at Soltech between 1996 and 1998.
During the period he was at Soltech, the young Bowman was appointed Prefect in Grade 10 and was a gifted Footballer.
He spent his years at Soltech living in Kalengwa Hostels which he has now refurbished and adopted.
On Saturday, Mr Lusambo he handed over the refurbished Kalengwa Hostels which the school management has now renamed Bowman Lusambo Hostels.
The hostels have undergone refurbishment complete with new floor tiles, a new ceiling board, fixed doors and windows and the entire building receiving a fresh coat of paint.
Mr Lusambo also donated 65 mattresses , 65 blankets and 65 bedsheets with accompanying pillows.
He also donated 500x 25Kg bags of breakfast mealie meal and handed over K12,000 cash for the purchase of cattle to feed the pupils.
Dressing the pupils on Saturday, Mr Lusambo said the donation was a gesture from the Lusambo family to thank the school management at Soltech for moulding him into a responsible citizen.
He also advised the pupils to embrace hard work and discipline if they are to attain their aspirations in life.
And Solwezi Technical Boys Secondary Head Teacher Given Mungwengu thanked Mr Lusambo and urged other former pupils to come back and assist the school.
Mr Mungwengu who was a Sports Master during the time Mr Lusambo was a pupil said Soltech is proud of what Mr Lusambo has achieved stating the school management identified his strong leadership qualities the time he was pupil.
“Right from the time he arrived here, we saw that Bowman was special, he was different, he was a leader. We immediately appointed him Prefect in Grade 10 which is very rare. He continued as Prefect until he completed his Grade 12,” Mr Mungwengu recalled.
“Bowman has this strong never give up spirit, as a Sports Master, I saw him lead the football team even when the match seemed so difficult, he could encourage his fellow players and he scored many great goals as a Number 9 for Soltech,” he said.
Solwezi Technical Secondary School was opened in 1957.
A former UTH labtech commits suicide in unclear circumstances.
A FORMER University Teaching Hospital (UTH) laboratory technician has committed suicide in unclear circumstances.
Briden Kakonkanya is believed to have resided in Kaunda Square stage one of Lusaka.
In a media statement, Police spokespersoon Rae Hamoonga said Mr Kakonkanya’s body was discovered by Lubasi Namangulwa aged 35 of house number 26/16 Ng’ombe compound, a Security officer employed by Pre secure who on his way from work.
He said Mr Namangulwa discovered Mr Kakonkanya’s body hanging lifeless from a tree with a green rope tied around his neck.
Mr Hamoonga said the suicide is suspected to have occurred between Sunday 17th October,2021 at unknown time and Monday 18th October,2021 around 07:00 hours at Munali Secondary School grounds in Lusaka.
He said the scene was visited and officers found Mr Kakonkanya’s body.
He said the deceased is suspected to be aged between 50 and 55.
Mr Hamoonga said no foul play was suspected.
“Upon reaching UTH mortuary, the deceased body was identified as Mr Kakonkanya a former employee of UTH laboratory who worked as a laboratory technician and resided in Kaunda Square stage one of Lusaka.The deceased body was deposited in UTH mortuary awaiting post mortem,” he said.
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NAREP president Stephen Nyirenda in property legal battle with wife
NATIONAL Restoration Party (NAREP) president Stephen Nyirenda has sued his wife Lesa Kasoma in the Lusaka High Court for forging his signature and fraudulently adding her name to his property title deed.
In a statement of claim, Nyirenda who is Muvi television proprietor, wants the court to nullify the title deed for his farm in Roma township because his wife allegedly added herself as a joint tenant.
He also wants the court to order cancellation of the certificate of title of Subdivision A of Subdivision No 175 of Farm No 44a situated in Roma, Lusaka issued in his wife’s name as a joint tenant because she forged his signature.
And Nyirenda wants the court to compel the Ministry of Lands to re-issue the certificate of title in his name as it appeared prior to the fraudulent deed of moiety lodged on June 19, 2019 by Lesa.
He is further claiming damages for loss of commercial business opportunity and pecuniary benefit suffered during the joint tenancy and any other reliefs the court might deem fit.
Nyirenda explained that he bought the farm in 1995 and started developing on it in 1996.
He stated that he uses the place for commercial transaction with local banking institutions.
Nyirenda stated that he moved into the premises in 2001 and his wife had beenstaying at the same place.
He stated that he noticed the title deed of the farm was missing and when he asked his wife about it, she never gave
a proper answer but kept on changing on its whereabouts until he threatened to report her to the police.
Nyirenda stated that she surrendered the title deed to him on August 27, 2021 but it looked new and had an additional of his wife’s name.
He stated that Lesa forged his signature, adding that she was in a habit of forging his signature on documents to suit her needs.
Nyirenda stated that he has never executed a deed of moiety with Lesa over the farm and the signature purported to be his appearing on the deed of moiety was forged and fraudulently obtained.