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Father Edwin Mwansa Mulandu Appointed New Bishop of Mpika Diocese

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FATHER Edwin Mwansa Mulandu has been appointed Bishop of Mpika Diocese by Pope Francis.

The Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) communication secretary Reverend Father Winfield Kunda confirmed the appointment in a statement.
He said Fr Mulandu was until his appointment National Director for the Pontifical Mission Society .
“I want to officially announce a communique from the Nuncio to Zambia and Malawi, H.E. Archbishop Gianfranco Gallone that His Holiness, Pope Francis  has appointed Fr Edwin Mulandu, 52  of  Ndola Diocese as Bishop of Mpika Diocese.
Fr. Mulandu was ordained priest for the Diocese of Ndola on 4th August 2001. He holds a Master of Philosophy Degree in Applied Ethics. He is also a Licentiate Member of Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA). Fr Mulandu did his priestly formation from 1990 to 1991 at Emmaus Spirituality Centre, Lusaka, 1991 – 1994 at Mpima Major Seminary and from 1994 – 1998 at St. Dominic’s Major Seminary,” he said.
Father Kunda said father  Mulandu has served in several parishes in Ndola Diocese as Cathedral Administrator, Parish Priest (St. Michael’s in Kalulushi, St. Peter the Apostle, Kitwe), Diocesan Financial Administrator.
“He has been working currently as the National Director for Pontifical Mission Societies.
 
On behalf of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops,  the Secretary General, Rev. Fr. Cleophas Lungu and all the Catholic faithful I wish the Catholic Clergy, Religious and the faithful of Mpika all the best as they receive their new Shepherd  Monsignor  Edwin Mulandu,” he said

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President Edgar Lungu opens David Livingstone Memorial Site Information Centre

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PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu says there is urgent need for the ministry of Tourism and Art to start the process of having the Kasanka national park recognised as a world heritage site.

He said the national park is a tourist attraction as it hosts the largest bat immigration in the world.

The President said this when he opened the recently constructed visitor information centre at David Livingstone Memorial Site in memory and honour of Scottish missionary Dr David Livingstone in Chitambo.

He commended the ministry for putting up infrastructure at the heritage site, which he said is in tandem with the strategic direction outlined in the Zambia tourism masterplan.
President Lungu said the information centre and supporting facilities will attract more tourists to the historical place and enrich the visitor experience for both local and foreign tourists.

“The idea of establishing a visitor’s information centre at this memorial site is, therefore, an important step in the right direction. This information centre should become a place of great learning, not only about Dr Livingstone, but also about the country we now call Zambia and the Zambian people who welcomed and facilitated dr. Livingstone’s travels across our country,” he said.

The President said government recognises tourism as an economic sector with the potential to stimulate economic growth.
He said tourism also creates socio-economic benefits in the form of foreign exchange earnings, income generation, employment opportunities, rural development and entrepreneurship.

“I am confident that the visitor’s information centre I am officially opening today will play a major role in increasing the length of stay of tourists. I am aware that this site is part of the tourism circuit, encompassing other tourist attractions such as the Kundalila waterfalls, Mukuku bridge and the Nsalu caves. There is also the Kasanka National Park, which is host to the largest bat migration in the world, a spectacle indeed,” the President said.

(Picture by State House)

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Police arrest five PF cadres for the offences of malicious damage to property and assault

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FIVE Patriotic Front cadres have been arrested for the offences of Malicious damage to property and Assault.

Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said in a statement that their arrest is in connection with the fracas that happened at the PF secretariat on Saturday in which Innocent Kalimanshi was Assaulted and his motor vehicle damaged.

She said the five suspects were arrested in the early hours of today.

Mrs Katongo named the suspects as Keith White Musonda 45, Bright Musonda 38 both of Kasupe area, Gift Lupiya 35 of Chawama Compound, Nephter Sinyangwe Mulenga 45 of Kanyama Compound and Kelvin Chisanga 34 of Kanyama.

“On May 1, 2021 at 11:00 hours, police followed up a report that Innocent Kalimanshi aged 40 had forced his way into the PF secretariat using a Ford Ranger Motor Vehicle which did not go well with the PF caders who extensively damaged his motor vehicle and assaulted him and in the process of whisking him away, a police motor vehicle registration number ZP 2600B was damaged and one officer identified as Sargent Siita Akakandelwa was injured by caders who begun throwing stones at the police,” she said.

Mrs Katongo said Investigations have continued while the suspects remain detained in police custody.

She further said Police will not tolerate any criminal conduct hence anyone who will be found wanting will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

“What political players need to know is that the law is blind and does not look at any individuals political affiliation as no one is above the law,” Mrs Katongo said.

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DEC arrests a teacher and a veterinary officer for money laundering activities involving over K1.8 million

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THE Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) through its Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit in Southern Province has arrested a teacher and a veterinary officer for money laundering activities involving over K1.8 million.

DEC public relations officer Mathias Kamanga said Fostina Siafweba 35, of Highlands Compound in Monze has been arrested for various offences under the Banking and Financial Services Act number 7 of 2017, the Forfeiture of Proceeds of Crime Act number 19 of 2010 and the prohibition and prevention of Money Laundering Act number 14 of 2001, as read with the amendment act number 44 of 2010.

Mr Kamanga said the suspect is alleged to have collected K1, 766,900 from members of the public through a money circulation scheme called Success Savings Group where she provided banking and financial services without a licence from the Bank of Zambia.

In another incident, Ernest Ndalama 47 of Mazabuka District was arrested for theft by Public Servant contrary to the Laws of Zambia.

“It is alleged that the suspect who is employed as a Veterinary officer under the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock in Mazabuka did steal K34, 770 which was collected in 2019 for meat inspection at an Abattoir during the foot and mouth disease outbreak,” he said.

Mr Kamanga said the two suspects were released on police bond and will appear in court soon.

Meanwhile, the Commission in Eastern Province has arrested two people for trafficking and cultivation of loose cannabis, contrary to the Laws of Zambia.

“Samson Phiri, a male farmer aged 63 of Kachetechete farm in Chipangali District was arrested for trafficking in 20 kilograms of suspected loose marijuana contrary to Cap 96 of the Laws of Zambia and cultivation of 451 kilograms of fresh plants suspected to be cannabis,” he said.

And the Commission has also arrested Christopher Theo, 24 of Kachetechete farm for trafficking in 7.9 kilograms of suspected loose marijuana contrary to Cap 96 of the Laws of Zambia.

Meanwhile, in Lusaka Province, the Commission has arrested two people for being in possession of counterfeit notes.

He said Hatilda Chiswala 44 of Obama Compound and Muyanda Muyanda 45 of Chawama Compound were arrested in separate incidences for being in possession of USD 60, 500 and K92, 000 counterfeit notes respectively.

Mr Kamanga said the suspects will appear in court soon.

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

08 May 2021, 6:28 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

92,057 Total Cases
1,257 Deaths
90,363 Recovered

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