THE University of Zambia (UNZA) says it will reopen for physical learning for non-graduating students in a phased manner starting next week on Monday, 28th September.
UNZA Acting Head of Communication Dr Brenda Bukowa said all students from the four schools at Ridgeway Campus will open for physical learning on 28th September, 2020.
Dr Bukowa also said all 3rd year Natural Sciences and all 3rd Veterinary Medicine students at the Great East Road Campus shall also open for physical learning on Monday, 28th September, 2020.
She further said all 4th year Engineering, Mines, and Agricultural Sciences students at the Great East Road campus will as well open for physical learning on the same date.
And Bukowa said all the students not mentioned in the listed categories will continue with E-learning and should follow the already existing sessional dates until further notice.
She said the decision has been necessitated by the lack of available bedspaces after Management’s decision to accommodate all final year and graduating students, in line with the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 directive and guidelines not to accommodate more than two students per room.
Dr Bukowa added that the decision to open the institution to physical learning for science based schools only, is aimed at affording them access to laboratory facilities to conduct their practical sessions while at the same time adhering to COVID-19 regulations.
She also said out of all the students who have been allowed to reopen for physical classes, only those who were accommodated previously will be allocated bedspaces.
She said the rest of the students should make their own arrangements for alternative accommodation.
“Also note that, all non-graduating students who were accommodated and paid for the bed spaces but are continuing with E-learning, the fee is discounted this academic year and shall be carried forward to the next academic year,” said Dr Bukowa.
‘I personally know Bowman Lusambo’, says a Lusaka High Court judge as he recuses himself in paternity case
LUSAKA High Court judge Wilfred Muma has recused himself from handling a case in which Bowman Lusambo has sued a Ndola woman over the paternity of her four children.
Lusambo sued Mercy Matongo Cowham who accused him of fathering her four children.
Lusambo applied that the court orders that a Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) test be conducted on the children to ascertain their paternity.
Mercy wants the court to order Lusambo to be maintaining the children with K5,000 for food, K3,500 groceries, rental K5,000, water bills K200, electricity K200 which comes to K13,900 per month plus K7,000 every six month for the children’s clothing.
The judge who was assigned to preside over the case has recused himself because he personally knows Lusambo.
And judge Muma has also recused himself from handling another matter involving Lusambo where he was sued by Zamtel over a house in Ndola.
(Mwebantu, Friday, January 21st, 2022)
Five Sentenced to Five Years for Bushmeat in Mumbwa
The Subordinate Court in Mumbwa has sentenced five men to five years imprisonment with hard labour after they pled guilty to illegal possession of 88kg of bushmeat poached from Blue Lagoon national park in Kafue District.
On 10 January 2022, officers from the Department of National Parks and Wildlife apprehended five suspects namely, Wanton Mweete, 37, Kelvin Ndongo ,37, Phineas Chilala, 42, Jackson Munkuli, 41 and Festus Lwano, 36, who were found with 88kg of fresh Kafue lechwe meat and two shotguns inside the Blue Lagoon national park.
The five suspects, all from Chief Mwanachingwala’s area, were charged with one count of unlawful possession of protected animal (Kafue Lechwe), contrary section 130 (1) of the Zambia Wildlife Act No. 14 of 2015
When the matter came up, they all pled guilty to the charge and were sentenced to five years imprisonment with hard labour.
The Kafue lechwe is endemic to Zambia, meaning it cannot be found anywhere else in the world. As such, Kafue lechwe attract many tourists to visit the national parks they occur in. However, targeted poaching of this species for bushmeat has reduced its population at an alarming rate. At one point Zambia had a population of more than 250,000 Kafue lechwe. Sadly, the population now stands at below 25 000.
Kitwe man claims he is the father of one of Mercy Cowham’s children
A -28- year old man of Kitwe is seeking to be joined in the paternity claim involving Mercy Colham and Kabushi Member of Parliament Bowman Lusambo.
Luckson Nyawali is alleging that he is the father of Chipego, the first child Mercy claims was fathered by Mr Lusambo.
Mr Nyawali, a mineral analyst based in Kitwe says he is also ready to undergo a DNA test and will be applying to the courts to compel Mercy to also release Chipego’s DNA samples for analysis.
He said he has decided to speak now after Mercy’s allegation on social media.
Mr Nyawali narrated that he met Mercy in 2013 in Chipata when they both attended Grade 12 Extra Tuitions at Hillside Basic School.
He said Mercy fell pregnant in 2014 and they agreed to start cohabiting until she left for Luanshya a few months later and delivered a baby girl at Roan Mine Hospital in Luanshya.
Nyawali added that the baby was named Chipego by a Mr Musange who is Mercy’s brother in law who kept her in Luanshya.
He says he has not seen Chipego since 2017 when Mercy last brought her to Chipata and is now demanding custody of the child.