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RTSA secures 482 convictions in the Lusaka Fast Track Court



THE Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) has secured 482 convictions in the Lusaka Fast Track Court on Traffic offences committed in March this year.

RTSA Public Relations Manager Mukela Mangolwa has disclosed that the highest convictions were for Expired Road Tax with 171 convictions, Expired Test Certificate with 129 convictions, Expired/Uninsured Motor Vehicle with 74 convictions, Dangerous Driving with 68 convictions and Unlicensed Driver with 50 convictions.

Mangolwa named other offences that resulted in convictions as, Unauthorized use of goods vehicle, Driving a Motor Vehicle in a Dangerous Condition, Use of Handheld Mobile phone while Driving, Obstruction of the Highway by Motor Vehicle, Failure to Obey Lawful Instructions, Use of Unregistered Motor Vehicle and Expired Identity.

He said other motorists were found with multiple offences.

Mangolwa told Mwebantu in a statement that statistics have shown that dangerous driving and driving under the influence of alcohol continue to be major contributors of road traffic accidents in the country.


Zambia Army officer advocates for peace as the catalyst for development.



A Zambia Army officer has underscored the vital role of peace in fostering development, security, social and economic justice.

Colonel Midah Shantumbu has since hailed Zambia as a symbol of peace in Africa, urging regional defence forces to prioritise peace preservation.

Making the country’s presentation yesterday at the on-going Security and Defence Studies Programme in South Africa, Colonel Shantumbu urged defence forces in the region to strive to maintain peace at all cost.

She said the Zambia Army has continued playing a critical role in maintaining peace and security within and beyond the country’s borders.

Colonel Shantumbu said despite the country having many ethnic groupings, Zambians have been bound together by the One Zambia, one Nation motto, which gives them a sense of belonging and oneness.

“Zambians are bound by the One Zambia, One Nation motto and have continued to co-exist since independence and this is why we are regarded as the beacon of peace in Africa,” she said.

Colonel Shantumbu who is also the chairperson of the International Fellows said the training will equip her to make adequate contributions to regional and global strategic national planning processes for joint operations and exercises.

She thanked Government for the training opportunity as it has given her the exposure needed to broaden her understanding in the line of duty.

(Mwebantu, Saturday, 23rd September, 2023)

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Recruitment – Unicaf University




Face-to-Face Faculty Members (Part-Time)

Unicaf University is an independent, accredited university, offering high-quality internationally recognized qualifications, combining the best elements of online education. The University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for academic positions to teach courses and supervise students’ projects, face-to-face in the subject areas outlined below:
• Accounting and Economics in Oil and Gas
• Business Management
• Chemical Engineering
• Energy Management and Policy
• Organizational Leadership
• Psychology
• Public Administration
• Research and Writing
• Sustainable Development Theory and Applications

• A relevant Postgraduate degree from an English-speaking Institution. A Ph.D. will be considered an advantage.
• Demonstrated ability to deliver high-quality teaching at Tertiary Education level, preferably with pedagogy training certificate.
• For supervision, traceable proof of supervision at postgraduate level.
• Experience in research and publications will be considered an advantage.
• High level of proficiency in the English Language.

Method of application
Candidates should submit, by email, an application letter, latest Curriculum Vitae (CV) with names and contact details of three traceable referees, and, certified copies of their academic and professional qualifications to:
Candidates should quote the subject area(s) they are applying for, and state their area of specialization and interest within the subject area.

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JICA commends Zambia’s democracy



JAPAN International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has commended Zambia for being one of the most longstanding partners in Africa through constructive engagement.

JICA president Tanaka Akihiko said agency has found it very fortunate to have good relations with one of the most stable democracies in Africa.

Speaking when Zambia’s Ambassador to Japan Dr Tobias Mulimbika paid a courtesy call on him, Mr Tanaka expressed appreciation for the support from the Zambian Government and the warm relations.

He said JICA is committed to further expanding relations with Zambia.

Mr Tanaka said the recent COVID-19 pandemic was a challenge to Zambia but understood that efforts for the debt restructuring are on the right track.

“Because of that, we are in a position to design future collaboration programmes more constructively with your country and so with your suggestions we would like to draw up a framework for your country,” he said.

And Ambassador Mulimbika commended JICA for the cordial longstanding relations between the two countries.

Dr Mulimbika said Japan has been very supportive in many sectors such as education through the construction of schools, the support towards the school of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Zambia, support to the health Sector through construction of hospitals, as well as other sectors such as agriculture and infrastructure.

He appealed for the urgent construction of the Luangwa Bridge as earlier designed by JICA, stating that the bridge was an integral component of the Nacala Development Corridor.

Dr Mulimbika explained that the Luangwa Bridge Project, once fully operational, would not only improve the socio-economic status of the millions of people living along the corridor but also enhance intra-regional trade among Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique.

The Ambassador further stated that he looked forward to continued support under the JICA and TICAD framework.

In response, President Tanaka acknowledged that connectivity is very important and as such JICA will help to ensure further enhancement of connectivity in the country.

Mr Tanaka said there are many potential areas for further collaboration with Zambia and that the Luangwa bridge had not proceeded as anticipated when they designed the project.

He said there was need to explore how best to contribute through technical assistance since the estimated cost for the Luangwa bridge had been rising.

Mr Tanaka has since encouraged the Japanese private sector to expand their activities and invest in Zambia and Africa in general in accordance with the recent TICAD resolutions.

This is according to a statement issued by First Secretary Press and Public Relations at the Embassy of the Republic of Zambia, Tokyo, Japan Faith Chilube.

(Mwebantu, Thursday, 21st September, 2023)

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