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Bullying from the bench ?. Some Judges are impolite to junior lawyers LAZ told

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THE Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) Council has received complainants that some Judges are impolite to junior lawyers, especially young female advocates and that the impoliteness is exhibited even in full view of the clients.

In its circular to all legal practitioners following its bar –bench Laison committee meeting, LAZ honorary secretary Peter Chilembo said the association has observed that some judges are also biased against junior lawyers in favour of senior counsels.

Mr Chilembo said members further submitted that some courts take long to deliver court decisions which inevitably create a negative impact on the administration of justice.

He further said the association has observed that the art of advocacy is dying, adding that the bench is contributing to this by not adhering to the basic rules of conducting a trial.

Mr Chilembo said members have further submitted that some lawyers fear reprisals from judges even in genuine cases where they could apply for recusal of the judge, which leads to accusations of impropriety and corruption.

And the association has bemoaned the lack of facilities at court premises such as waiting rooms while other facilities lack toilets and parking space.

He also noted that some registry clerks and court marshals act or behave like lawyers as such giving priority preferences to the Junior lawyers especially when issuing dates of hearing.

“Some registry staff are rude and disregard counsel,” he said.

He further said LAZ has further noted that some judges and other adjudicators go to court late, which affect their operations.

“LAZ highlighted that Courts are increasingly not setting dates for the delivery of decisions, thereby causing long delays for the delivery of justice. Further council invites views on any other challenges that are affecting the daily practice of lawyers at court,” he said.

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Meteorological Department advises members of the general public to keep warm as it warns of Cold temperatures, it anticipates light rain in some areas from June 27 to July 1st

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THE Zambia Meteorological Department has advised members of the general public to keep warm as the country is expected to experience very cold weather.

The Department has also advised farmers to secure their harvested produce as the department continues to monitor the weather system.

“Most parts of the country is anticipated to experience reduced temperatures with a chance of light rain over Chirundu, Siavonga, Choma, Mpika, Serenje, Kapiri Mposhi, Kabwe, Lusaka and the surrounding areas during the forecast Period 27th June to 1st July, 2022. This is due to a strong high pressure system positioned over the south-east of the Indian Ocean which will be advecting cold air over most parts of Zambia.”

“Members of the general public are advised to keep warm and secure their harvested produce.

The Meteorological Department will continue monitoring this weather system and will keep the nation updated,” according to a report by the department.

(Mwebantu, Tuesday, June 28th, 2022)

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MoH follows up case of suspected movement disorder at Lunte boarding school in Northern Prov.

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THE Ministry of Health is following up some suspected movement disorders which affected more than 20 pupils from Lunte boarding school in Northern Province.

On June 21, this year, the school reported numerous cases of pupils reporting similar signs and symptoms of difficulty in walking, weakness, and painful knees and ankles.

Speaking at a media briefing, Health Minister, Sylvia Masebo disclosed that of the 27 pupils affected, 15 have been sent back home by the school management for observation.

“The rest of those with mild symptoms remained in school. These pupils were placed in a designated isolation area within the school confines. Health workers have been assigned to monitor the pupils’ conditions daily.

To date, 18 recoveries were reported from among both those pupils sent home and those under school isolation.  I wish to offer the affected pupils and their families my assurance that this suspected movement disorder may not be a public health emergency,” she said.

(Mwebantu, Monday, June, 27th, 2022)

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CNBM takes solid actions to contribute to sustainable development in Zambia

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Over the past seven years, the Zambia Industrial Park funded by China National Building Materials Group Co., Ltd. (CNBM) has integrated into the local community, fulfilled its social responsibility, and guided enterprises to pursue high-quality development and create values, contributing to sustainable development in the country. Construction of the Zambia Industrial Park started in 2015 and began operations in 2018.

CNBM Zambia Industrial Park Zambia staff dormitory

Adhering to the core values of “innovation, performance, harmony and responsibility,” the CNBM Zambia Industrial Park has remained committed to conducting operations through advanced technologies and competitive production capacity and pursuing win-win cooperation through integration into the Zambian culture.

The late Dr. Kenneth David Kaunda, the first President of Zambia, recognized the CNBM Zambia Industrial Park’s active role in promoting Zambia’s economic development during his visit to the industrial park.

Zambia’s first President, the late Dr Kenneth David Kaunda during a visit to the park

Believing that employees are a core asset of an enterprise, the CNBM Zambia Industrial Park has been committed to ensuring the career security of its employees and creating a sound working and living environment for them. It has guaranteed that employees get a physical examination once a year. The industrial park has taken science-based COVID-19 control measures during the pandemic period to protect the health and safety of its employees responsibly. In addition, the industrial park has regularly held various vocational skills training sessions and established incentive mechanisms to support employees’ career development. It has also actively carried out rich recreational activities after work to enhance employees’ sense of belonging and happiness.

By taking root in the local community, the CNBM Zambia Industrial Park has deepened communication in community development, actively donated funds to facilitate education, and carried out free clinical programmes and donation activities in areas that need support. It has actively created wealth for the local community and promoted cultural exchanges for a long time.

Carried out donation activities, road expansion, free clinical programmes, and donated funds to facilitate education to improve the lives of local people, Zambian employees and their relatives

 

The CNBM Zambia Industrial Park has attached importance to corporate talents, promoted fair employment, and protected the legitimate rights and interests of employees. It has valued the development of employees, providing them with a stage to showcase themselves. It has also adhered to the principles of openness, competition and merit in recruiting, training and stimulating employees to establish harmonious labour relations and promote common development and growth of enterprises and employees.

The CNBM Zambia Industrial Park will work together with all parties to contribute more to local economic development, social advancement, ecological protection and cultural exchanges through innovation, openness, integration and sharing.

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

29 Jun 2022, 6:09 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

325,498 Total Cases
4,003 Deaths
320,330 Recovered

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