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Zambia issues new revised COVID-19 guidelines at points of entry

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THE Ministry of Health and Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI) have issued new revised COVID-19 guidelines for strengthening surveillance at points of entry for Zambia.

According to the guidelines issued by Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI) director general Prof. Roman Chilengi and Ministry of Health permanent secretary Prof Lackson Kasonka, the
guidelines would apply to all international travellers entering through the Points of Entry to Zambia effective March 28, 2022.

“Fully vaccinated travellers do not require any form of negative COVID test results but shall be required to provide proof of a full vaccination status. ‘fully vaccinated’ means complete doses of a vaccine for example first and second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccines,” they stated.

The MoH and ZNPHI stated that international travelers who are not fully vaccinated must show proof of a COVID19 PCR test for a sample collected within 72 hours before departure from the country of origin.

“Re-testing at own cost will be applied for travellers who do not meet the above stipulation. In case of a positive result, self-quarantine at owner’s cost will be mandatory; following local Zambian protocols. Children below the age of 12 years are exempt from these measures.

Travellers from Zambia must ensure that the observe the guidelines of the countries they wish to visit,” it stated.

The MoH and ZNPHI further stated that
all arriving passengers will have their temperature checked.

“All travellers should hand over their health declaration forms to the Port Health
Officers,” stated MoH and ZNPHI.

(Mwebantu, Thursday, March 24th, 2022)

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Lusaka City Council completes payment of delayed salaries for it’s employees for the month of March, 2022

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THE Lusaka City Council (LCC) has said that it has completed payments for delayed salaries for it’s employees for the month of March, 2022.

LCC Public Relations Manager Mwaka Nakweti says however, that salaries for the month of April, 2022 will commence next week.

“The council wishes to inform the media and the general public that it has delayed to pay its workers’ salaries for the month of March and April 2022. However, the salaries for the month of March 2022 have since been paid and by next week the Council will commence payment of Salaries for the Month of April 2022,” she said.

She said that paying of delayed salaries has been made possible through the strategies put in place by the council aimed at raising more revenue while lowering expenditure.

Ms Nakweti says the delays in the payment of salaries among other things has been caused by matters beyond the control of the Local Authority that include the delayed approval of the valuation roll.

“The Local Authority is committed to liquidating the remaining salaries and honoring its obligations as at when they fall due including stabilizing the payment of salaries. Lusaka City Council wishes to appeal to all rate payers and all its esteemed customers to settle their obligations with Local Authority to avoid being inconvenienced by bailiffs,” she said.

(Mwebantu, Friday, May 20th, 2020)

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Icon lager revealed as Mosi premium lager, in a bold campaign that sparks public conversation on more appreciation for quality local product.

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LAST night, hundreds of event attendees were stunned at the discovery that the newest beer creating a buzz around the country for over two weeks, specifically for its internationally-acclaimed quality and refreshing flavours is our very own Mosi Premium Lager.

At the event dubbed “Icon Lager’s reveal party” guests were dressed in style to officially meet Icon Lager, an Internationally awarded beer that was earlier introduced as a product from one of the world’s most desired locations. As guests enjoyed the premium and refreshing taste of Icon Lager through an experiential beer theatre at the event, they were asked to peel off the Icon label to reveal that the internationally acclaimed beer is actually Mosi Premium Lager.

“We have observed through this campaign that there is some bias towards products with an International label or origin versus our very own quality local products. The campaign, called “Zed Icon” aims to show our consumers that they should look beyond the local label because what matters is on the inside. We therefore hope that Zambians are encouraged to take special pride in the quality of our local products, without prejudice for the local label. Mosi Premium Lager is an iconic Zambian beer and should be celebrated for its top quality especially at home.” Said Michelle Kilpin, Zambian Breweries Managing Director.

Ms Kilpin explained further that “the agenda of this campaign is to generate more public interest and positive perception for local products. Zambia has various top-quality products such as Mosi Premium Lager which we should proudly hold in high esteem.” The Icon Lager campaign demonstrates that the true character of Mosi Premium Lager is indeed on the inside, International award-winning quality and significant national heritage.

Mosi Premium Lager, which is made locally by Zambian brew-masters, using locally sourced ingredients has previously won four Gold International Monde-Selection awards for quality: validating the brand’s status as a Zambian icon and a product of high quality.

Fans of Mosi Premium Lager are invited to stand in solidarity with the bold movement to promote local by joining the online conversation using hashtag #ZedIcon via multiple social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

(Mwebantu, Friday, May, 20th, 2022)

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Kitwe youth starts business using K50 capital

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ILEENDA ILEPYA is a popular local food delicacy found in every corner of the streets of Kitwe.

It is a local delicacy that is prepared on a small oven ,which consists of a brazier placed underneath a pan.

The small oven uses charcoal which is often carried in a bag of the trader who moves around with it in search of potential clients.

The hungarian sausage which is often bought from popular butcheries is placed and prepared on an inbuilt pan of the oven.

30-year-old Hope Makuba says he has been in business for two years and has seen the high demand of the tasty snack by members of the society.

Makuba who started his business in 2019 said the sausage which is cut in small pieces is sold at K1 and is popular among taxi drivers,bus drivers,and other vendors.

He said that the sausage is consumed by both male and female while some of them buy for home consumption.

Makuba said he often makes more money on weekends in places such as bars.

He said his business started with a capital of K50 and has seen his capital increase.

Mukuba said out of the business he has managed to take care of his family.

Makuba said he ventured into the business after he lost his job in a butchery which he worked for.

He said instead of engaging himself into illicit behavior,he decided to start up a business which would keep him busy as well as help him generate income.

Makuba has encouraged youths in the city to try the business for the start up capital is only K50.

“I have seen a lot of in this business because I am now able to even take my children to school, feed my family and pay rentals,” he said.

(Mwebantu, Friday, May, 20th, 2022)

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

25 May 2022, 8:35 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

321,342 Total Cases
3,985 Deaths
316,711 Recovered

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